Derek Grochowski's Fundraising Page
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Derek Grochowski's Fundraising Page

Hey everyone, I couldn't be more excited to take part in this year's 11 Day Power Play and do it with this group of people from Ingram Micro. It is an amazing event that makes a huge impact on so many people. I want to say thank you for your support. 

Thank you to everyone who donated to help hit the $1000 goal. I have raised to goal to $1500 let's keep it going!

This year I will be playing for everyone in my family who has been affected by this disease. I also am playing for my friends, as a way to recognize the people close to them affected by cancer. 

I am playing for: 

  • Norma Schreiber
  • Karen Schreiber
  • Henry Ersing
  • Carol Powers
  • Shirley Kennedy
  • Gloria Calhoun
  • Paula Ziegler
  • LeRoy Klocke
  • Edward Corbett
  • Liz Gerrity
  • Holly Niedzielski
  • LS
  • Julie Hartman
  • Ben Hartman
  • Heather Lohr
  • Sharon Minderler
  • Pam Guenther
  • Sharon Miller

Thanks and I hope to see you there, 




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
Kelly & Mike Powers 07/28/2018 $20.00 Great job!
Kelly Smielecki 07/11/2018 $30.00  
Chelsea Wood 07/11/2018 $50.00 Thank you Derek! This means the world to me and my family!
Stacie Odrobina 07/11/2018 $10.00 Go get tiger!
Katelyn Tierney 07/11/2018 $25.00  
Susan Krantz 07/11/2018 $20.00 Thank you for dedicating your efforts to this well needed cause
Doreen Andrejczuk 07/06/2018 $20.00 Keep up the great job, thanks.
Lindsey Grochowski 07/05/2018 $25.00 Kick ass!
Maya Gardner Witnauer 07/05/2018 $25.00  
Sharyn Miller 06/26/2018 $50.00 Thank you, Derek. I wish you lots of luck!
Brittany Calhoun 06/26/2018 $25.00 Good luck, Derek!
Anthony Capozzi 06/25/2018 $50.00 Proud of you Derek
Pamela Guenther 06/25/2018 $50.00 Thank you Derek for your hard work and effort for an amazing cause!
Kyle Messina 05/11/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Brutus! Wish you the best! OSU> UM Thank you for supporting Roswell Park and Make A Wish!
Jackie Powers 05/10/2018 $25.00 Great cause Derek - good luck!
Albert Schmitter 05/10/2018 $40.00 Genuinely surprised you are even able to skate, but way to go!
Gary Schuler 05/02/2018 $25.00 Good luck Derek
Kory Schuler 05/02/2018 $25.00 Way to go Derek. Good luck
Ronald Schreiber 04/23/2018 $50.00  
Aunt Kristen & Uncle Brian 04/22/2018 $75.00 Happy to support a great cause, great event and the greatest nephew!
Robin Ersing 04/22/2018 $100.00 E would be so proud of you. You know I always am!!!
Derek Grochowski 04/21/2018 $100.00 Thank you, everyone, for helping me hit $500. As promised I am donating an extra $100 for hitting the goal.
Rachelle Keller 04/21/2018 $50.00 So proud of you! Love you!
Ray & Dawn Powers 04/18/2018 $50.00 What a good cause, have fun!
Holly Niedzielski 04/17/2018 $100.00 Derek, what a great way to get involved in with a charity and with Ingram Micro. I am so proud of you! Play for HN, LS, HL and BH
Collette Powers 04/14/2018 $50.00 Go get em Derek!
Cassidy & Albert 04/14/2018 $25.00 Good Luck Derek! What an awesome day you are partaking in!
Sherri Gerrity 04/13/2018 $10.00  
Barbara Schuler 04/13/2018 $25.00 Always in our heart
Anonymous Friend 04/10/2018 $25.00  
Kelly & Mike Powers 04/10/2018 $100.00 Derek, I am so proud of you for doing this!
Kathleen & Robert Keller 04/10/2018 $75.00 Good Luck
Derek Grochowski 04/06/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/06/2018 $50.00  
  Total $1,500.00