The House 9 Hockey Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of making the game of hockey more accessible to children regardless of their financial circumstances.
Operated by volunteers, the Foundation was co-founded with former Detroit Red Wings’ Aaron Downey and Kyle Quincey in 2008. Principal fund-raising is done through special event charity hockey games between the House9 Stars (current and alumni NHL players) and local area teams of the hosting towns. Private and corporate donations and sponsorships, live music entertainment, BBQs, and silent auctions also play integral roles in helping provide equipment and/or registration fees to grant-eligible children so they can participate in minor hockey.
House 9 Stars’ players to date include: Justin Abdelkader, Colby Armstrong, Matt Beleskey, Mark Bell, Daniel Carcillo, David Clarkson, Trever Daley, Aaron Downey, Kris Draper, Cory Emmerton, Darren Haydar, Kevin Klein, Mike Komisarek, Brad May, Thomas McCollum, Evan McGrath, Mike Mole, Chris Neil, Steve Ott, Kyle Quincey, Brendan Smith, Jamie Tardiff, Scott Thornton and Mike Weber.
Special thanks to the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) and all the sponsors, volunteers, players, fans, and artists who are helping make kids dreams of playing hockey become a reality.