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Millions raised as 11 Day Power Play drops the puck on its fifth year

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Now heading into its fifth year, the 11 Day Power Play has become a community cause over its four years in existence. According to executive director and co-founder Amy Lesakowski, the effort is heading toward its fundraising goal of $2 million. Since the inception of the 11 Day Power Play, Lesakowski says nearly $7 million has been raised for "Roswell Park, Camp Good Days, Make-A-Wish and, just recently, we've added the Children's Hospital and Roswell Park Collaboration for the Blood and Cancer Disorders Program."

The puck drop is Sunday at 6 a.m. at Riverworks and spectators are welcome. The length of the continuous game will become a new world record for longest hockey game, a mark the Buffalo initiative once held before it was broken by a charity game in Alberta, Canada.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.