The Congressional Hockey Challenge is right around the corner where lawmakers, staff, and the lobbying advocacy community faceoff for a hockey game to raise money for charity. The game has already raised a record amount for featured charities USA Warriors Ice Hockey, Capitol Warriors Beltway, and Fort DuPont Ice Hockey Club. To date, the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a U.S. registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $1 million for charities as part of a commitment to the advancement of the sport of hockey, and to ensure that the sport is accessible to everyone who wants to play. “Thanks to its fantastic partners like the NHL and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the Congressional Hockey Challenge is set to have its biggest year ever,” said Nick Lewis, co-founder and President of the Congressional Hockey Challenge.
There is a lot of buzz around the event with a growing this of supporters and partners. “Over the past 10 years, the Congressional Hockey Challenge has made a significant impact in making hockey more accessible, especially through its support of minority youth and wounded warriors programs,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. You can donate or purchase tickets ($10) for the Congressional Hockey Challenge here.
The Grassroots Professional Network and Government Affairs Industry Network are also hosting a free pregame from 5pm-7pm at Ultrabar steps away from the Capitol One Arena with special guests from Play 2 Win radio. The first round of drinks will be provided courtesy of sponsors Beekeeper Group and FiscalNote. Registration for this event is required with a business email address.
Lawmakers and lobbyists will faceoff on Wednesday, February 6th at the Capitol One Arena at 7 pm. Slated for the lawmaker roster are Representatives Andy Levin, Tom Emmer, John Katko, Larry Bucshon, and Pete Stauber. The Congressional Hockey Challenge is also known for bringing out current and former hockey greats to the event.