Rich McGrath's Fundraising Page
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Rich McGrath's Fundraising Page

Hi guys, thanks in advance for your support, I am excited and honored to be a part of this amazing event.

I will be playing for my Mom, Diane, who has courageously fought and overcome this terrible disease, for her brother, my Uncle Paul, who fought so hard but sadly lost his battle, and also for my best friend Mike, who continues to fight so hard to win his battle.

Please consider donating and please know that no donation is too small, and every little bit helps.  We can make an impact on this disease in our community.  We can win this fight.

Sincerely...thank you for your support.  And I'll see you on the ice.


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
Erin Mahoney 07/14/2018 $30.00 We are lucky beyond measure to have you Uncle Richie!! We are so proud of you- love you!
Elizabeth Short 07/13/2018 $20.00  
Jonathan Willax 07/11/2018 $30.00  
Evan Attea 07/11/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Coach!! I appreciate all of your help and today I get to help you!! Thank you for all you do!
Jeff Russo 07/11/2018 $25.00  
William LaCivita 07/11/2018 $50.00  
Kelly Ciura 07/11/2018 $20.00  
Ed Cassell 07/10/2018 $100.00  
Ally Kielaszek 07/10/2018 $15.00 Can't wait for the big game!!
An Tonthat 07/10/2018 $100.00 Good Luck!
Paxton Hill 07/10/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 07/05/2018 $50.00  
David Tilley 06/29/2018 $25.00  
Pat and Amanda McGrath 06/29/2018 $100.00  
Gerry Goris 06/29/2018 $25.00  
Jill Ritchey 06/29/2018 $50.00  
Jeanne Cummings 06/25/2018 $25.00 Best of luck, Rich!
Paschal Frisina 06/25/2018 $55.00  
Kim Morris 06/25/2018 $50.00 Good Luck Rick!!
Peter Geertson 05/07/2018 $10.00 Good luck
Diane McGrath 04/15/2018 $50.00  
Helen Roland 04/15/2018 $50.00 Diane, It’s a privilege to give to this! So glad you posted this!
Cristin Frank 04/04/2018 $25.00 Good Luck, Rich! Thank you for doing this.
Kathy Gonciarz 04/04/2018 $30.00 Goodbye colon cancer
Kristy Gonciarz 04/04/2018 $50.00 United, we fight this ugly disease.
Deborah Gillen 04/04/2018 $20.00  
Rich McGrath 04/03/2018 $50.00  
Damien LaManna 04/03/2018 $25.00 Good luck Rich!
Amy Pilarski 04/03/2018 $10.00  
Stephanie Jung 04/03/2018 $25.00 :)
Peter Morris 04/03/2018 $50.00 Thanks for taking part in a wonderful event for a most worthy cause. Good on you, Rich!
Susan Cummings 04/03/2018 $50.00 Love you Rich!
Melissa Taylor 04/03/2018 $25.00 Good Luck!!
John Oberrick 04/03/2018 $50.00 Great cause Rich! Thanks for the opp to help out.
  Total $1,390.00