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After 15 years off the ice, my good friends Mike and Amy Lesakowski and Chris Boron inspired me to play in this year's 11 Day Power Play.  We all know someone who has been affected by cancer.  I want be a part of this group in the fight against it.

ABOUT 2018 Community Shift

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 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 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Name Date Amount Comments
Benjamin W Wilton 07/19/2018 $63.00  
Stacey Shatzel-Gandolfo 07/08/2018 $100.00  
Robert Warner 07/06/2018 $40.00  
Kevin Lowe 07/04/2018 $50.00  
Matthew Mayer 07/04/2018 $50.00 Ben is the man!!
Kacey Dahm 06/30/2018 $25.00  
Coles Party 06/25/2018 $500.00  
Linda Buerk Matt 05/22/2018 $100.00  
Rob & Molly Greene 05/14/2018 $100.00  
Cole’s Office Chicks 04/24/2018 $20.00  
Dave Shatzel Sr. 04/24/2018 $20.00 Break a stick!
Kedar Lele 04/23/2018 $150.00 Best of luck, Ben!! Happy to donate to such a worthy cause
Susan Schoellkopf 04/15/2018 $200.00 good luck Ben!
Elizabeth Kolken 04/14/2018 $100.00 With respect and admiration for all you do for so many so often.
Matthew Feldman 03/30/2018 $50.00  
Lida Eberz 03/30/2018 $100.00  
Mark Collard 03/29/2018 $100.00 Good luck, Ben!
Matthew Kolken 03/26/2018 $250.00  
Benjamin Kolken 03/20/2018 $200.00  
  Total $2,218.00