Day one of the 11-Day Power Play is officially underway

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jun 23, 2017

The puck has officially dropped and history is in the making at HarborCenter in Downtown Buffalo.

11 days, 250 consecutive hours of play, 40 players, and one goal, all in support of one institution making a difference in everyday lives - Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  

The 11-Day Power Play was founded my Mike and Amy Lesakowski. After Amy's personal experience with cancer, the couple decided to do something different, something big, something that would move people in Western New York and beyond to join their movement.

A movement that advances the fight to cure cancer by raising money doing something they love - playing hockey.

What started as an idea, is now a reality. The couple, along with donors and volunteers are chasing history in an attempt to break the world record for longest played hockey game. 

The two teams of 20 players, one blue and one white, will take breaks on and off the ice but they won't leave until the job is done.

So far, the event has surpassed its goal of $1 million and is looking to continue raising money every step of the way.

For more information on how you can donate to the cause, visit the 11-Day Power Play website here