The 11 Day Power Play is an event organized by Buffalo locals Mike and Amy Lesakowski. Their goal is to raise money to fight cancer in Western New York through fundraisers centered around breaking the record for the world’s longest continuous hockey game.
The money raised from this eleven-day-long game goes toward supporting cancer research and wellness programs throughout the region. To date, the 11 Day Power Play has raised and donated over five million dollars for cancer research.
After a few years of having something called "the community shift" in play, which moved the 11 Day Power Play from a select few hockey players to the community at large playing in 3 hour shifts, Covid limitations have changed the game.
2021's event, taking place November 13th to November 24th, has been set to just 40 players. Thousands applied for this incredibly-popular and positive event.
Of those chosen was our own Pete Gallivan.
Pete played for the Golden Eagles in the 1980s.
He's quite familiar to all of WNY as the co-host of WGRZ TV's morning news show -- Daybreak.
Pete has already started his fundraising campaign for the event and his goal is $15,000. We can help him surpass that goal.
You can donate via his campaign Facebook page:
You can also send a check payable to: The 11 Day Power Play. PO. Box 4 Buffalo, NY 14223. If doing so, be sure to mention Pete.
Let's support Pete and his charitable efforts.
Let's support the 11 Day Power Play and the fight against cancer.