Attorney Frank Borgese will play in 2018 Community Shift, benefiting Roswell Park. 

Now in its second year, the “11 Day Power Play” is a dynamic, 11-day ongoing hockey game to raise valuable funds to fight cancer.  In year 1, the same set of players trudged like warriors through the 11-day conquest, and this year the organizers have created the “Community Shift” to allow more players to get into the action, also increasing the number of cancer fighters working to fund-raise.  During this year’s “Community Shift” format, two new teams of fundraising players will take the ice every 4-hours, creating dozens of teams and fundraising all-stars.

After supporting friend Matthew Balling in Year 1, Frank & Kris decided their firm could make a bigger contribution in Year 2 to the overall effort to raise $1 million dollars.  Frank Borgese volunteered to become a fundraising player, and Frank will suit up on Thursday, July 12th from 2:00-6:00pm.

At the time of this post, Frank has already more than doubled his personal fundraising goal, and most importantly, the entire 2018 fundraising has already surpassed $1 million with the majority of the event still to go.  There’s still time to donate to an individual player’s page or to the overall event.

Here’s Franks fundraising page:

“I am truly honored to participate in this year’s event. Several of my friends played in the original event and I saw just how meaningful it was for them to raise money for this wonderful cause. When the opportunity presented itself to participate this year, I knew instantly that I wanted to take part as well. I am thrilled that I was able to far exceed my personal goal for fundraising. It shows the generosity of my friends and family to help fight cancer.” – Frank Borgese

This event is being sponsored by the Buffalo Sabres and several other major local sponsors committed to supporting Roswell Park.  This event was developed in 2017 by Amy and Mike Lesakowski, as they strove to pay honor to their late mother Evelyn, a true fan of hockey and Buffalo.  Now, this annual event combines players, sponsors and supporters around a record-breaking event to raise over $1 million to fight cancer for all.