The 2013 Men in Kilts campaign for the benefit of Ronald McDonald House charities of Western Washington and Alaska today announced they had raised $37,200 for housing seriously ill children and their families.
Offensive lineman John Moffitt donned the kilt for the Seahawks this year – his second time participating in the challenge where individuals could cast a vote for their favorite kilt-wearer. Moffitt brought home 42 votes at $25 per vote, good for $1,050 in donations to the Ronald McDonald House and 10th place out of the 12 kilt-competitors.
The 2013 “Kings of the Kilt” were announced last Sunday, as Mark Flieg, Cameron Pinard and Forrest Soderlind of the Bellevue video game developer Bungie raised the most money. Former Seattle Sounders FC forward Roger Levesque and current Sounders FC midfielder Brad Evans were also participants this year, earning 169 total votes and 3rd place in the competition.
“Individuality. Strength. Unabashed boldness in the face of conventionality. These are the standards to which a man wearing a kilt holds himself.” (Photo by Michael Clinard for Ronald McDonald House Charities)
It’s safe to say that Seahawks offensive guard John Moffitt already embraced all of these qualities prior to throwing on a kilt to benefit Ronald McDonald House, but the new garb surely enhances those attributes for the third-year pro.
Moffitt is one of 18 individuals to don the duds for the “Men In Kilts” campaign aimed at raising money for Ronald McDonald House charities of Western Washington and Alaska, who support seriously ill children and their families. For just $25, individuals can cast a vote for their favorite kilt-wearer, with the proceeds from the vote sponsoring one night of housing for a family at the Ronald McDonald House.
Some of the Seattle sports names Moffitt is up against include the pairing of former Seattle Sounders FC forward Roger Levesque and current Sounders FC midfielder Brad Evans, the 950 KJR AM trio of Jerry Brewer, Ian Furness and Jason Puckett, and former player turned broadcaster Dave Henderson of the Seattle Mariners.
Voting opens today and runs through April 12, when the top vote-getter will be crowned “King of the Kilt”.
(Photo by Michael Clinard for Ronald McDonald House Charities)