Eric Gioia's Fundraising Page
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Eric Gioia's Fundraising Page

Family and friends, we all know cancer sucks! So, to help fight this horrible disease Eric joined a team to play in the 11-day Power Play to support cancer research for Roswell Park. Please consider donating in any amount (nothing is too small). 100% of the proceeds go to cancer research so we can someday find a cure!h

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
Tom Ribits 07/09/2018 $25.00  
Fran Hornung 07/07/2018 $25.00 Have Fun!! UF & AAM
Walt Guller 07/04/2018 $25.00  
David and Laura Gioia 07/03/2018 $100.00 Love Mom & Dad
Donna M Gioia 07/02/2018 $200.00 Good luck Eric. Love you. Papa and Nana Gioia
Debra Arcara 07/02/2018 $50.00 Way to go Eric!
Kris & Joe Kennedy 07/01/2018 $100.00  
Joseph Koenig 07/01/2018 $300.00 Great cause & great job Eric!
Angela Freeman 07/01/2018 $50.00 Great job Eric!
Nilam Yagielski 07/01/2018 $25.00 Good job Eric. Your friend, Ria
  Total $900.00