Thomas Crean's Fundraising Page
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Thomas Crean's Fundraising Page

Proud and honored to be a part of this impactful event! 

Ever since news broke of this event last year, I have been wanting to be apart of the 11 Day Power Play.

In fact, I will personally match each donation by 20%.

I'm skating for my Aunt Gert who has bravely overcome cancer. Not once, but twice! Her strength and courage when faced with adversity is something I have come to expect. "You have cancer" must be one of the most traumatic phrases you hear from your doctor. She's been given this news twice. Though I know how difficult it must have been for her, she only exemplified grace, dignity and perseverance. Those were her only options! It's how she has been the entire time I have known her!

I skate for my mom, the strongest woman i know, who won her brief battle with skin cancer.

I also skate in memory of my Uncle Gary, who recently lost his fight with cancer. Who was such a bright person to be around! Always quick with a story to make you laugh and encouragement to boost your spirits!

Cancer doesn't discriminate and can strike even the healthiest individuals!

I also compete for the Gipper, the biggest hockey fan I ever knew.  Know he'll be enjoying all 11 days worth of hockey with a front row seat up above!

From a Team standpoint, I look forward to skating with my colleagues from Ingram every chance we get.  The past 3 years Ingram Micro has put on a spectacular display called the Queen City Classic down at Rivewrworks for our Sales Kick Off each January.  We have raised over $60,000 dollars for local charities including Hasek's Heros, Heritage Christian Services, Kaely's Kindness and Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo.

This event seems like a perfect fit for us to lace em up and go head to head...for 4 hours straight!! 

This is much more than a hockey game for me — it’s my commitment to the fight to end cancer.

#OneBuffalo #PuttingCancerOnIce

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
Ingram Micro, Inc. 07/24/2018 $2,215.00  
Linda Wirtenberger 07/12/2018 $30.00 You stayed out of the penalty box but who didn’t . You scored a goal (missed it)and who made us proud and had fun!
Anonymous Friend 07/11/2018 $30.00  
Mike Benzinger 07/11/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/10/2018 $20.00  
Jennifer Button 07/10/2018 $20.00  
Paul Schweitzer 07/09/2018 $20.00  
Alan Klembczyk 07/05/2018 $250.00  
Tim Nowka 07/05/2018 $100.00 I want some old school Hanson Brother style of play! ;)
Derek Grochowski 06/29/2018 $20.00 Thanks for all of your hard work setting this up for the team
Jabra 06/22/2018 $1,100.00  
Lenovo 06/13/2018 $1,100.00  
Karl Wirtenberger 06/03/2018 $70.00 This donation comes from Aunt Linda and Uncle Karl. But it will be rescinded if you spend any time in the penalty box! NO MISCONDUCTS! Play a fair game!
Ryan McLean 06/01/2018 $25.00 Kick cancer's ass Sea Bass!
Jim Maass 05/31/2018 $20.00  
Thomas Crean 05/31/2018 $60.00 Stephanie Crean - I know how much you have invested into this and support you 100% of the way!
Jared Kracker 05/30/2018 $20.00 I think it is awesome what Tom is doing and my mother has beaten cancer twice so I always appreciate fundraisers like these! Good luck to all of the players!
Anonymous Friend 05/29/2018 $25.00 What a great way to support local organizations!
Mike Nigrelli 05/23/2018 $50.00  
Thomas Crean 05/14/2018 $50.00 Grandma, Joyce Crean, Thank you for your donation and hope you make it to the game!!
Anonymous Friend 05/04/2018 $250.00  
Amie and Andrew Perrone 04/24/2018 $100.00  
Sabree Gamel 04/23/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Crean!!! Donating in memory of my Uncle who passed away this past November from Cancer.
Tom & Angela Crean 04/10/2018 $100.00 In memory of my dad who died much too young . Supporting all who battle each and everyday in their battle against cancer and praying for a cure to erase this deadly disease.
Anonymous Friend 04/09/2018 $50.00  
Bob Becker 04/07/2018 $75.00 this is contingent on you scoring at least 15 times :)
Jon & Lizzie Deeks 04/06/2018 $15.00 So proud of you Tom "TT," love you!
Sally Crean 04/06/2018 $40.00 In loving memory of every cancer patient, family member and friend who has lost the battle with cancer and all the ones who continue to conquer it!!
Thomas Crean 03/07/2018 $100.00  
  Total $6,055.00