This event is very personal to me. My mom passed away just a couple years ago and my wife is a survivor. In 2016, Amy and I organized this charity and in 2017 put on the worlds longest hockey game (yes I played hockey for 11 Days straight!) to raise some money for cancer research, never knowing it would evolve into a community event. We are proud Buffalonians who love our city, love hockey, and love how our communtity rallies to raise critical money for cancer research and cancer causes. One of highlights of the 2018 Community Shift for me was skating along side my son on numerous shifts...together we raised over $25,000!
Please help me to repeat my goal of being the top fundraiser and I will promise to skate in more shifts and play more hours than any other player!
This summer, more than 2,500 pairs of skates will hit the ice to play in the 2019 11 Day Power Play Community Shift to help in the fight against cancer! The 11-day game will be played in continuous shifts at Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY. This important event supports The 11 Day Power Play, raising critically-needed funds for cancer research and wellness programs at Roswell Park, Camp Good Days and Make-A-Wish WNY. While it is physically challenging to play in a marathon hockey game, it's a walk in the park compared to what most endure in their battle against cancer. Cancer is a disease that touches everyone, and The 11 Day Power Play wants to make an impact in our community. In the past two years, The 11 Day Power Play has raised nearly $2.5 million supporting cancer causes in Western New York.
Donations are graciously accepted online or by check. Please write checks out to 'The 11 Day Power Play' and send to PO Box 4, Buffalo, NY 14223. If you are interested in a sponsorship, contact Sara Schumacher today.
To learn more about the 11 Day Power Play organization, visit www.11daypowerplay.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
|Karen Cooney||08/29/2019||$50.00||Michael & Kristin Peca||07/15/2019||$1,000.00||Congrats Mike & Amy! We are so proud of you guys and this amazing community fundraiser that you created and continue to grow!||Sandra Nasca||07/12/2019||$100.00||Paul Lewandowski||07/12/2019||$250.00||Colleen Krauss||07/12/2019||$100.00||Michael & Carol Makarewicz||07/11/2019||$111.00||In Memory of Kris Hilton||Susan Onetto||07/11/2019||$50.00||Thank you Mike and Amy for all of your hard work!||Lori Riker||07/10/2019||$50.00||Good luck reaching your goal!||Ryan Galuszka||07/08/2019||$20.00||Benchmark Turnkey||07/03/2019||$250.00||Benchmark Turnkey||07/03/2019||$250.00||Scott F||07/02/2019||$100.00||The Krog Group The Krog Group||07/02/2019||$500.00||Ben Bremer||07/02/2019||$200.00||Greg & Cathy Setter||07/01/2019||$250.00||Keith Hambley||07/01/2019||$500.00||Raymond Laport||06/28/2019||$100.00||Tripp Higgins||06/27/2019||$100.00||Skate hard and play smart! Thank you and Amy for making a difference in the fight against cancer!||Al Fuller||06/27/2019||$100.00||Pamela Norton||06/27/2019||$250.00||Mike- we are so proud of you and Amy driving this event again and again to not only raise money for cancer but give the community of Buffalo a way to make a real difference in their lives and others! Love always Pamela and Derek||AdPro Sports Inc.||06/20/2019||$5,000.00||Lawley Service Inc.||06/20/2019||$5,000.00||Brooke Hamberger||06/09/2019||$50.00||Good luck Mike!||Michael Lesakowski||06/04/2019||$500.00||It's more then just a game. Let's kick Cancer's ass. Good luck to everyone.||NOCO Energy Corp.||05/17/2019||$1,100.00||Bryan Hann||05/10/2019||$100.00||Looking forward to another successful event! Way to go Mike!!||Bryan and Emily Mayback||04/29/2019||$75.00||Tom Forbes||04/26/2019||$200.00||Scott Ernst||04/26/2019||$50.00||Richard Cahlstadt||04/26/2019||$200.00||Andy Currie||04/22/2019||$250.00||Denman Family||04/22/2019||$100.00||Best wishes for another great event !!||David Topian||04/15/2019||$100.00||Mike you are an animal go get'em. You and Amy along with the rest of the Make-a-Wish; Camp Good Days amazing human beings are awesome. Best of Luck!!! Dave and Mary Topian||Life Storage||04/13/2019||$1,100.00||Dan Duggan||04/03/2019||$50.00||Dennis Cornell||04/01/2019||$250.00||Shawn & Amy Connolly||03/29/2019||$1,100.00||Mary F. Potter||03/26/2019||$1,000.00||RP Oak Hill Building Company Inc.||03/19/2019||$1,100.00||Dave & Herb Macauley||03/15/2019||$50.00||Thanks so much for all you do to make this such a success!||LC Whitford Co||03/06/2019||$100.00||Craig Slater||03/06/2019||$250.00||Best of luck to all the players!||Levi Benson||03/06/2019||$200.00||Andy J. Tokasz||03/05/2019||$50.11||Peter Bartx||03/05/2019||$100.00||Benson Construction||03/05/2019||$1,000.00||Anonymous Friend||03/05/2019||$5.00||Mary Lou and Timothy Butler||02/03/2019||$30.00||Michael Lesakowski||01/17/2019||$100.00||First Donation of 2019!! #OwenStrong|