Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,
As you may already know, I've been invited to participate in the 11 Day Power Play Challenge founded by fellow Fredonia State Hockey alumni Mike Lesakowski. Mike and his wife Amy and founded The 11 Day Power Play, after Amy's battle with cancer.
Last years event raised over $1,200,000 for cancer research at Roswell Park and produced the worlds longest hockey game.
I am willing to bet that as you read this each of you will think of a family member, friend, or co-worker that has been through a tough battle with some form of cancer. Let's face it; cancer has affected us all. But we don't have to be okay with it. We can contribute to further advance cancer research and care by supporting world class organizations that are right in our backyard that provide critical research and care to cancer patients and their families.
This year we have opened up our game to the community and over 1,700 players will play in four hour shifts around the clock for 11 days in The 11 Day Power Play Community Shift. We have also added Make-A-Wish Western New York and Camp Good Days as beneficiaries.
I have set a fundraising goal of $500 with expectation of exceeding that goal. I hope you can help me obtain these goals!
Here is our website:
Here is a cool video produced by Pegula Sports and Entertainment from last year's event:
Here is my page to donate, it will only take a minute to make a difference:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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.
|Jane Neer||06/05/2018||$35.00||What a special cause, James!||James Muscatello||05/11/2018||$100.00||In honor of Grandma/Mom - Theresa Muscatello||Deb & Pete & Minnie Sheftic||05/01/2018||$100.00||Scott Bradley||03/27/2018||$25.00|