When my good friend, Bill Shaflucas, asked me to be a part of his 11 day power play team, I agreed without hesitation. Combining my love for hockey with raising money to treat and eradicate cancer is a no brainer. Out of the thousands of games I've probably played, this time it will be more special to don the sweater. I'm dedicating my shift to my father, Anthony Rosati, and my mother in law, Susan Rafferty. Both lovable and wonderful human beings succumbed to this awful disease. In addition, I'm skating for my good friend, Erin O'Neill Leland. Erin is one of the few friends who I've been blessed to attend both high school and college with. There is no-one out there who is more selfless, caring, amazing, and beautiful as Erin. I always knew she was a warrior, but she has stifled cancer twice, only for it to return. No doubt she is a warrior, but every hero needs some support. So, please share this, donate anything you can in helping me attain my goal. Let's make #mountaineerstrong go viral on social media for Erin, the strongest, bravest (WVU) mountaineer I know!! We got this!
This summer, more than 1,700 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2018 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous, four-hour shifts at HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York. Each shift will feature two new teams. The purpose of this important event is to raise critically-needed funds for important local cancer causes, including: cutting-edge cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; supporting programs that improve quality of life for children, adults and families affected by cancer through Camp Good Days; and, granting wishes and amazing experiences to kids with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer, by Make-A-Wish Western New York. Although it may be physically challenging for our players to play four continuous hours of hockey, it will be a walk in the park compared to what some people have to endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make a difference, a big difference. You can help make a big difference by supporting our players' efforts in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift.
As part of our fundraising efforts, we also offer various corporate sponsorships, providing value greatly in excess of the financial contribution. Please contact Sara Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-830-3805 for more information. Team sponsorships start at $1,100 and are first come, first serve.
Proceeds of the 11 Day Power Play Community Shift will benefit our local families while supporting cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Make-A-Wish WNY and Camp Good Days.
Donations are graciously accepted either online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4 Buffalo NY 14223.
Find out more about this event, or the 2017 World’s Longest Hockey Game, at www.11daypowerplay.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|Stephen Meagher||07/15/2018||$30.00||Great job, Tony!||Christopher DiPronio||07/12/2018||$20.00||Have fun!!!||Michael Misoyianis||07/11/2018||$100.00||Good luck and thank you for your efforts in the fight against cancer. My best to Erin, a tough Mountaineer.||Adam Sharland||07/09/2018||$100.00||Great cause, and best of luck on the ice sir!||Jennifer Kwiatkowski||07/01/2018||$25.00||Strong hearts win!||Anthony Rosati||06/29/2018||$40.00||Beer Blast- Ashley & Maggie||Rachel Pelgrin||06/29/2018||$20.00||Anthony Rosati||06/27/2018||$40.00||Beer Blast- Dan Cullen, Deanna Ventura||Colby Sifkovits||06/26/2018||$60.00||Beer Blast Tickets||Helen Djordjevich Rosati||06/20/2018||$100.00||I am so very proud that my son, Tony, can use his love of hockey to raise funds in memory of his dad & mother-in-law. His caring heart also comforts those who are his friends such as Erin who graduated from Orchard Park High School & WVU-Mountaineer Strong!||Anthony Rosati||06/20/2018||$40.00||Beer Blast||Dad & Tracy Rafferty||06/20/2018||$60.00||Anthony Rosati||06/13/2018||$60.00||Beer Blast||Diane & Don Arcara||06/02/2018||$25.00||Very close to my heart. Best of luck to all in July!||Mike Bellagamba||05/31/2018||$28.00||My favorite CVS cashier make sure you sharpen all 4 blades for the big game!||Jill & Bryan Rafferty||05/22/2018||$50.00||Dora, Ron & Frankie Rosati||05/03/2018||$100.00||We are so very proud of you for playing for such a great cause! Love, Dora, Ron and Frankie||Angie Branka||05/01/2018||$25.00||Michael Seternus||05/01/2018||$100.00||Frank and Sue Dynda||04/27/2018||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||04/27/2018||$100.00||Uncle Mike & Aunt Carol Rafferty||04/16/2018||$100.00||Jean Stasio||04/06/2018||$25.00||Christopher Ryan||04/05/2018||$50.00||Robert Glaser||04/05/2018||$25.00||Anthony Rosati||03/21/2018||$55.00||March Madness Match||Daniel Cullen||03/15/2018||$20.00||Assad Khan||03/15/2018||$15.00||Mountaineer Strong!!!||Michael Ceccarelli||03/15/2018||$25.00||Get it TONY!!||Colby Sifkovits||03/14/2018||$25.00||Shannon Gallo||03/12/2018||$25.00||Sigma Kappa & Mountaineer Strong!!||J Dynda||03/12/2018||$10.00||Carrie Amelio||03/11/2018||$25.00||Rick Delahoy||03/09/2018||$15.00||Rosati March Madness||Aunt Mika Pelgrin||03/09/2018||$100.00||So proud of you!||Mary Kate & Dan Van Dusen/Pelgrin||03/09/2018||$50.00||Go Tony! Proud of you!||Harold Sack||03/08/2018||$5.00||Rosati Basketball||Brayden Rosati||03/07/2018||$50.00||Love you, Daddy!||Beverl Getman||03/07/2018||$25.00|