Hockey Challenge

Hockey Challenge

Presented by The Seattle Thunderbirds

The Hockey Challenge began in 1998, when hockey-playing Microsoft employees, with the help of the Seattle Thunderbirds, took an in-house rivalry public and decided to raise money for a good cause at the same time. In 2001, Microsoft made a $2 million pledge to support the construction of expanded Seattle Ronald McDonald House facilities, and vowed to hold the Hockey Challenge event each year to raise money until the pledge was met. The $2 million pledge was fulfilled in 2003, and the RMHC Hockey Challenge continues! Hockey Challenge is an RMHC and Seattle Thunderbirds managed event that has tremendous momentum and support from the local and national community and continues to raise much needed funds for RMHC of Western Washington & Alaska. Since inception, the event has raised more than $4.5 million.

The 2016 Hockey Challenge will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016. If you would like to get involved or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Vanessa Kirk Briley at (206)838-0613. Want to attend the Hockey Challenge? You can buy tickets on the Thunderbirds website, here.

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When families stay with us, we ask them to pay $30 per night. However, very few are able to pay. We depend on the generosity of people like you to help us accept families, regardless of their ability to pay. How can you help? By giving to help offset costs for these families.

· $30 pays for one night’s stay
· $210 pays for one week’s stay
· $420 pays for two week’s stay
· $900 pays for one month’s stay

Our Mission:

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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5130 40th Ave NE

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Phone: 206.838.0600

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