Presented by The Seattle Thunderbirds
Thank you to everyone who donated or participated in the 19th Annual Hockey Challenge! In 2017, the challenge raised over $150,000 for families here at the House.
We will post information on the 2018 Hockey Challenge soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in participating or want to learn more, get in touch with Vanessa Kirk Briley at .
History of Hockey Challenge
The Hockey Challenge began in 1998 when hockey-playing Microsoft employees decided to take an in-house hockey rivalry public and raise money for a good cause at the same time. They teamed up with the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Hockey Challenge was born.
In 2001, Microsoft pledged $2 million to support the expansion of the Seattle Ronald McDonald House facilities and vowed to hold the Hockey Challenge event each year to raise money until the money was raised. The $2 million pledge was fulfilled in 2003, but the RMHC Hockey Challenge has continued to be held every year. The Hockey Challenge is managed by RMHC and the Seattle Thunderbirds and has tremendous momentum and support from the local and national community. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $4.9 million to support families staying at the House.