Brian Kugler's Fundraising Page
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Brian Kugler's Fundraising Page

I'm proud to be playing this year in the 11 day power play. I will be playing for my grandpa who lost his life in the battle with throat cancer; one of my best friends Nathan Joachimi who has kicked cancers ass and beat leukemia; my girlfriend's father who lost his battle to cancer; and fellow Parrott, Mike Karl who has been recently diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma. I do apologize for anyone that I haven't mentioned but I will be playing for you too. I am sure my life, my friends lives and my families lives have been affected by cancer in many ways. I'm hoping to help out as much as I can with this cause, along with showing my beautiful daughter Olivia that every little bit counts. Thank you for your support in my mission for this cause. I greatly appreciate all the support in whatever way it is provided.

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
Ryan Wentz 06/28/2018 $5.00 Proud of you Brian
Barbara Juryniec 06/20/2018 $50.00  
Candace, Tom, Bryson, Jade and Maverick Poules 06/19/2018 $25.00  
Jeanne Ping 06/19/2018 $25.00 Barry and Jeanne Ping
Suzette Joachimi 05/26/2018 $25.00 Play hard & have fun! Love, Mama J
Jeremy and Renee Kephart 05/18/2018 $50.00  
Erika Heim 05/17/2018 $25.00 Brian, how wonderful that you are helping make a difference!
Kathryn Benkow 05/10/2018 $25.00 You've got this Brian!!!
Kevin Verrall 04/20/2018 $100.00  
Amanda Heftka 04/15/2018 $25.00  
Kelsy Mack 04/14/2018 $50.00 Way to do this for a great cause :)
Brian Kugler 04/13/2018 $100.00 In honor of my late grandpa, Nate, Amanda's father, Big Karl and whoever else I missed.
  Total $505.00