The 22nd annual Hockey Challenge took place on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at accesso ShoWare Center and raised $200,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC).
The annual Hockey Challenge has now raised $6.6 million for RMHC in 22 years.
There were seven games played during the Challenge on February 15. The first five games were played by teams from various divisions at Microsoft, two women’s teams made up of local recreational league players, two teams put together by the grassroots group “NHLtoSeattle” and the NHL Seattle 32s, a team made up of current employees of the 32nd NHL franchise. The T-Birds vs. Vancouver Giants game followed the five Challenge games and the event was capped off by the local Celebrity and T-Birds Alumni All-Star Game featuring Team Olczyk vs. Team Patterson.
The teams that played in the Challenge raise money to play in the Challenge. All proceeds from the Challenge directly support operations of the Seattle and Anchorage Ronald McDonald Houses, which provide a home-away-from-home to support families while their children receive the critical medical care they need. Last year, RMHC provided more than 39,000 nights of housing and services to over 1,800 families at the Seattle and Anchorage Ronald McDonald Houses.