Not long after the completion of their second-annual running of a marathon hockey fundraiser, the organizers and operators of the 11 Day Power Play are already looking ahead to a third event next year.
The event captured widespread attention and raised more than one million dollars in 2017 as 40 men, who had trained intensively for several months in advance of the game, skated in shifts to continue a hockey game that ultimately set a new world record. This year’s 11-day non-stop hockey game, which ran from July 5 to July 15, welcomed members of the public to form teams and skate in four-hour segments.
The response to the call for players to participate in the “Community Shift” was so swift that many, said executive director and co-founder Amy Lesakowski, had to be turned away.
Registrations for the 2019 event will be taken beginning late this year.