Seattle Men Don Kilts for Charity

RMHC Seattle
2 min readApr 6, 2016


CrossFit Industrious (Arron Simmons, Jeremy Donner, & Stephen Hitt) wear kilts to support the families at the Ronald McDonald House.

Seattle, WA — April 6 –

14 Seattle area men will be braving the cold today, donning kilts in honor of National Tartan Day and to kick-off the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska’s Men in Kilts fundraiser.

Men in Kilts is an online photo competition. 14 local men have posed wearing kilts for professional photographer Stanton J. Stephens and the public votes for their favorite with a $10 donation to RMHC. Last year’s Men in Kilts raised more than $80,000 for the families and kids staying at the House. Their official portraits will be available online at from April 6 to April 22, 2016.

This year’s contestants include Brad Evans, Roger Levesque and Erik Friberg (Seattle Sounders); Jonathan Porretta (Pacific Northwest Ballet); Sean Kelly (Gates Foundation); as well as employees from many local companies including Alaska Airlines, Bungie, POSSIBLE, Wexley School for Girls, Waste Management, and even a Jedi from the Jet City Saber Guild.

Alaska Airlines’ Kieran Whitney takes up the sword for the families at the Ronald McDonald House

A Men in Kilts kick-off party will take place tonight at Garage on Capitol Hill from 5:00–7:00PM. The event is free and open to the public — stop by to meet your favorite Man in a Kilt!

History of Men in Kilts

Men in Kilts started in 2012 and previous contestants have included: KJ Wright (Seattle Seahawks), Gregg Scruggs (Seattle Seahawks), and Duff McKagan (Bassist for Guns N’ Roses).


At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a “home-away-from-home” to help families when their child is receiving medical care from Seattle Children’s Hospital. We also currently provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage and will be opening the first House in Alaska in 2017.

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Michelle Scharlock

Communications Manager | 206.838.0624



RMHC Seattle

We support seriously ill children and their families at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, a home-away-from-home to help families through a difficult time.