The Kick Hunger Challenge Celebrity Poker Tournament (For Food Lifeline)

Thank you to all who attended! Click here to see photos from the event, and we hope to see you again next year!

The idea that some people go hungry while others have so much to eat has always hurt me. That’s why I’ve teamed up with the Seattle Seahawks for the Kick Hunger Challenge for years to raise money for Food Lifeline.

Our original signature event is the Kick Hunger Challenge Dinner & Auction, held every January at SPORT Restaurant & Bar. Seeing the opportunity to raise more money for Food Lifeline, in 2016 we launched the Kick Hunger Challenge Celebrity Poker Tournament.

Join me, Jordan Babineaux, numerous other Seattle Seahawks (current and former), and other celebrities for a night of food, drink, and poker!

Kick Hunger Challenge Celebrity Poker Tournament
June 9, 2017
Century Link Field
Tickets: $300 (enough to provide 1200 meals for those in need!)


  • Chef John Howie
  • Jordan Babineaux, former Seattle Seahawks safety


NFL, Seahawks:

  • Luke Willson, Seattle Seahawks tight end and Super Bowl XLVIII Champion
  • Chuck Arnold, Seattle Seahawks COO
  • Damon Huard, former UW Husky QB and 2-time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots
  • Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks Hall of Fame left tackle (2014)
  • Sean Locklear, former Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle
  • Lawyer Milloy, former UW Husky and Seattle Seahawks safety, Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots
  • Rees Odhiambo, Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman
  • Marcus Trufant, former WSU Cougar and Seattle Seahawks cornerback
  • Dave Wyman, former Seattle Seahawks linebacker


NBA, Seattle SuperSonics

  • Fred Brown, former Seattle SuperSonics legend and NBA Champion
  • Gary Payton, former Seattle Supersonics legend and Hall of Famer
  • Eldridge Recasner, former UW Husky and NBA star
  • Slick Watts, former Seattle Supersonics legend
  • Donald Watts, former UW Husky star
  • Lenny Wilkens, Seattle SuperSonics legend elected to the Hall of Fame three times


MLB, Seattle Mariners

  • Brian Hunter, Former Seattle Mariner and 2-time MLB Stolen Base Leader (’97 & ’99)


MLS, Seattle Sounders

  • Brad Evans, Seattle Sounders FC forward, midfielder, defender


Seattle Reign

  • Lauren Barnes, Seattle Reign co-captain
  • Jess Fishlock, Seattle Reign co-captain
  • Elli Reed
  • Beverly Yanez


Other Seattle Celebrities:

  • Michael Wansley (Wanz), Singer, songwriter, musical artist known for Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”
  • Chef Roy Breiman, Cedarbrook Lodge
  • Chef Thierry Rautureau, Loulay and Luc


Seattle Area TV/Radio Personalities:

  • John Curley, KIRO Radio show host
  • Justin Barnes, MOViN 92.5
  • Dave Grosby, ESPN Seattle
  • Terry Hollimon (T-Holla), KJR’s The Barbershop Show
  • Jessamyn McIntyre, 710 ESPN (Danny, Dave and Moore producer)
  • Matt Mikolas (Slickhawk) KJR (Mitch in the Morning producer)
  • Jim Moore, 710 ESPN (Danny, Dave and Moore
  • Mary Nam, KOMO 4
  • Danny O’Neil, 710 ESPN (Danny, Dave and Moore)
  • Spike O’Neil, Radio Personality from The Bob Rivers Show and KZOK 102.5 FM
  • Herb Weisbaum, KOMO Radio
  • Bill Wixey, Q13, FOX


Food will be prepared by John Howie Catering; Beer from Beardslee Public House, Cocktails featuring Wildwood Spirits Co. Gin and Vodka, and a Wine Selection of John Howie Cabernet and Chardonnay produced Exclusively by Mark Ryan Winery for John Howie Restaurants.

You may not be able to tackle a Seahawk, but you could take them down at Texas Hold ‘Em! I hope you’ll be able to join us us. And if you can’t, please pass the information on to those you might be able to.

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I’m proud of the money we’ve been able to raise for Food Lifeline over the years, but I know we couldn’t do it without our wonderful guests. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart.