Corn maze of Seattle Kraken hockey team is Stocker Farms’ theme this year
SNOHOMISH — Stocker Farms’ corn maze design this year celebrates the Seattle Kraken NHL team, and it’s all for a good cause.
Stocker takes the Kraken’s sponsorship dollars and hands it over to the regional Ronald McDonald House charity that helps the families of hospitalized children.
They got in touch with the Kraken, and the team thought it was a cool partnership.
The coronavirus pandemic stymied the hockey team’s ability to make a lot of appearances during its inaugural season. The Pacific Northwest’s only NHL team is looking to connect with its regional fanbase.
A pro hockey player visited the farm Sept. 18. More team representatives will visit over the corn maze’s season, said Kyle Boyd, the Kraken’s Director of Fan Development.
“As a guy from Minnesota, it’s a dream come true to have ourselves in a field of corn,” Boyd said.
The Kraken’s season starts Sept. 26.
Keith and Janet Stocker have been making an annual donation for a few years now, selecting the Ronald McDonald House as their charity of choice. This year’s donation amount is “five figures,” he said.
The farm’s fall events started Sept. 17. The farm’s “Stalker Farms” scary-themed events start Oct. 1.
The Kraken corn maze is not one of the spooky attractions, Stocker said, their corn field nearby is. But, no, there won’t be hockey-mask Jasons running around in the field.
“We leave Hollywood in Hollywood,” Stocker said, “My team is much more creative.”
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