Mark your calendars and grab your skates! Join us March 11th and 12th at Key for the 2006 Hockey Challenge!
 
Fundraising
My goal is to raise over $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Seattle! Your donations are tax-deductible and I will begin tracking my progress this week on my blog. Please let me know if you are interested in making a donation to support the Windows Hockey Team and more importantly the Ronald McDonald House of Seattle.

Interested in a Windows Jersey?
This year, the Windows Hockey Team is selling jerseys identical to the ones worn by the team.  The jerseys are sold for $100 each and can contain your name and desired number.  If you are interested in purchasing a jersey (youth or adult size), please contact me for details.  The profits on the jerseys are tax-deductible and will support the Windows Hockey Team fundraising efforts.

Interested in a Windows or MSN Hockey Puck?
This year, along with the Team Jerseys we will also be selling Windows and MSN Hockey Pucks for $5.00. The profits are tax-deductible and will support the Windows Hockey Team fundraising efforts.

Interested in Other Sponsorship?
If you own a business or are just interested in other sponsorship opportunities please take a look at the Sponsorship Document.

Want Tickets?
This year, the event is being held at Key Arena on March 11th and 12th.  Windows is playing MS IT this year.  The game is on Saturday and your $20 ticket gets you in for the whole day, which includes four Challenge games as well as the T-Birds game that night. To purchase tickets follow the links below for the desired day you wish to attend select WINDOWS for your seating choice. By selecting windows your ticket purchases will count towards our teams overall fundraising goal.

Saturday Games
http://www17.serrahost.com/servlet/seattle-thunderbirdscom/Detail?no=308

Sunday Games
http://www17.serrahost.com/servlet/seattle-thunderbirdscom/Detail?no=309


Challenge 2006 Schedule

Saturday
Game 1 – IBM vs CommVault – 9:45 am
Game 2 – MSN vs MS.COM – 11:00 am
Game 3 – MSIT vs Windows – 12:45 pm (My Game)
Game 4 – VS Women vs Windows Women – 2:30 pm
Game 5 – Celebrity – 4:15 pm

Sunday
Game 1 – Army vs Navy – 12:30 pm
Game 2 – Police vs Fire – 2:15 pm
Game 3 – Thunderbirds – 5:05 pm
Game 4 – WAMU vs Starbucks – After T-Birds


About the Challenge:
The annual RMHC Hockey Challenge is one of the primary fundraisers for Seattle’s Ronald McDonald House.  Proceeds from the Hockey Challenge weekend and activities directly support operations at the House, enabling families with critically ill children undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital to have a safe and home-like environment regardless of their financial situation.
 
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 Hockey Challenge continues!  Hockey Challenge 2006 is an RMHC-managed event that has tremendous momentum and support from the local and national community, including Celebrity Chair Kiefer Sutherland.  Thanks to the continued support of Microsoft, the Seattle Thunderbirds, celebrities, sponsors, NHL alumni and hockey enthusiasts, RMHC hopes to raise $300,000 in 2006.
For more information, please visit http://www.rmhcseattle.org/fundraisingevents.php