Hockey Challenge

Hockey Challenge

Presented by The Seattle Thunderbirds

Get ready to cheer for your favorite hockey teams as they face off in The RMHC Hockey Challenge presented by the Seattle Thunderbirds! The all-day hockey fundraising extravaganza happens February 18th, 2017. Local hockey teams will play all day and that evening, the Seattle Thunderbirds play the Portland Winterhawks. A ticket to the Hockey Challenge day games and the Thunderbirds vs. Winterhawks game are available online at and start at just $16. Click here to buy a ticket and make sure to enter coupon code RMHC (all uppercase) after picking your seats. Tickets will also be available day-of at the door of the ShoWare Center in Kent.

If you or your hockey team are interested in participating in the Hockey Challenge, get in touch with Vanessa Kirk Briley at

History of Hockey Challenge

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 $4.9 million.


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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Seattle House & Administrative Offices:

5130 40th Ave NE

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Phone: 206.838.0600


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Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907.729.4667