Thanks for visiting my 11 Day Powerplay page!
My name is Mark Paradowski, and I have been playing hockey in one form or another since I was a little kid. Lately it has been through roller hockey leagues and pond hockey ice tournaments, but when I was younger, we played street hockey. And the goal of those games was to find someone to drop the gloves against! So in that spirit, this tournament is fighting cancer and we are lucky enough to contribute to that fight.
I personally lost both of my grandmothers (Jean Schueler & Helen Radecki), my uncle Ron Paradowski, aunts Angela Moscovic and Judy Ginter to cancer, along with a hockey teammate, Ron Sardina. My aunts Chris Paradowski and Grace Hutton had also successfully fought breast cancer while they were still with us. Chrissy lost her grandpa George Nobles to cancer. Our awesome neighbor Norm Clark was just diagnosed with an aggressive cancer last week. And my dad, Mel, faced a scary battle with lung cancer last year. He has been winning that fight since he was diagnosed, and it's thanks to the team at Roswell. I'm excited to get a chance to give back and play hockey for a cause that last year raised over $1 million for cancer research.
Please consider donating whatever you can. It is tax deductible and would be great for a business donation as well, so share the word with friends and co-workers.
Our shift is Wednesday July 11th from 10pm-2am. Please come down and buy some merch, enjoy a beer, and cheer the guys on!
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.
|Tara Polovick||07/11/2018||$50.00||Darlene Bradley||07/10/2018||$100.00||Good luck Mark. Have fun!||Anonymous Friend||06/12/2018||$100.00||From the Hirschbeck and Schutrum kids||Markus Chappell||05/14/2018||$25.00||Blue Justice||05/14/2018||$135.00||Tom Sucharski||05/07/2018||$25.00||Brian Cocco||05/07/2018||$25.00||Mark, have fun out there!||Lynn Pasternak||04/28/2018||$25.00||Jacks Toepfer||04/25/2018||$25.00||Skate hard brother.||Christopher Friedrich||04/25/2018||$10.00||I have no desire to play hockey for more than one hour in a row, so good luck out there!||Kasha Lincoln||04/06/2018||$25.00||Jason Carpentieri||03/26/2018||$25.00||Arlene Nobles||03/24/2018||$25.00||Jay Slater||03/23/2018||$50.00||Phillip Justice||03/23/2018||$25.00||Manuel Mercado||03/23/2018||$150.00||From The Duda and Mercado Family||Ed Doll||03/19/2018||$50.00||Joshua Mastroianni||03/15/2018||$40.00||Melissa Shofner||03/15/2018||$10.00||Kevin Hayes||03/13/2018||$20.00||Mindy Nobles||03/13/2018||$25.00||Carolyn Curcio||03/13/2018||$25.00||Michele Johnson||03/13/2018||$10.00||Ed Lincoln||03/13/2018||$50.00||Christina Lincoln||03/12/2018||$50.00||Marge Paradowski||03/12/2018||$50.00||Mark Paradowski||03/07/2018||$100.00|