The Congressional Hockey Challenge is an annual ice hockey game for charity where lobbyists representing a wide range of interests play against federal lawmakers, congressional staff, and administration officials from across the political spectrum. NHL greats and executives like Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine, legendary goalie and innovative hockey analyst Kevin Weekes, Rod Langway, Alan May, Anson Carter, and many more go to Washington, D.C., to support the NHL All-Star Game.
The Congressional Hockey Challenge is dedicated to ice hockey’s development, making it possible for anyone interested in playing to do so. Since 2009, the game has helped raise more than $1 million for charities like the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club in Washington, DC, the Capital Beltway Warriors Hockey Program, USA Warriors Hockey, the Tampa Warriors’ annual “22 hours of hockey” event, and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association.
Every year, all of the congressional members gather together for this hockey game, which we’ve covered for many years. Our professional photographers are always present to capture detailed images of attendees and all of the dignitaries having a fantastic time, as well as group photographs and all the hard work that went into organizing the event.