The House9 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.
Co-founded by former and current Detroit Red Wings Aaron Downey and Kyle Quincey in 2008, the Foundation’s principal fund-raising is done by way of special events featuring a charity hockey game between the House9 Stars (current and alumni NHL players) and a local area team of the hosting city or town. Live music entertainment venues, barbeques, silent auctions, private and corporate donations and sponsorships, and the assistance provided by the NHL Players Association all play an integral role in providing equipment and/or paying registration fees so that grant-eligible children can participate in minor hockey.
House9 Stars 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, and Mike Weber.
Special thanks to all of the volunteers, players, fans, sponsors, and the NHLPA for helping children’s dreams of playing hockey become a reality.
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