Kevin (Skip) Melisz's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Header image
Kevin (Skip) Melisz's Fundraising Page
Fundraising Page Image


Hockey is a big part of my life, I have been a long time member of the Buffalo hockey community and being able to participate in an event like this means a lot to me. I can not think of a better way to spend my time than raising money for some deserving Buffalo Charities while playing the game I love.  Please support my team and help me raise money as I participate in a shift of the 11 day power play July 13th from 6:00 am – 10:00 am.  

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
Connor and Kennedy McCowan 07/13/2018 $30.00  
Bella & Ayden Beutler 07/13/2018 $25.00 What a great cause! Good Luck!
Jim & Murph Ryan 07/12/2018 $110.00  
David Michelsen 07/10/2018 $100.00  
Judy Cullinan 07/04/2018 $25.00 Good luck Skip
Carol Cullinan 07/04/2018 $50.00  
Samantha Damstetter 07/03/2018 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 06/05/2018 $25.00  
Malcolm Lindsay 05/22/2018 $50.00  
Kaitlyn May 05/21/2018 $40.00  
Pepper Johnson 05/16/2018 $100.00  
Bill Kirkpatrick 05/14/2018 $50.00  
Pub Melisz 05/14/2018 $25.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/14/2018 $100.00  
Bryan Becker 05/14/2018 $50.00  
Elizabeth Melisz 05/11/2018 $200.00 So proud that you are taking part in this wonderful event. Can't wait to cheer you on, you know how I love my mornings-Ha! Love you!
Mary Anthony 05/11/2018 $50.00 Best Wishes!
  Total $1,055.00