Every Christmas the Oilers make sure spirits are bright around Oil Country. On this Episode of Around the Rink, Jessica Kent takes you to all the EOCF holiday events the team and coaching staff participated in this year.
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is a proud supporter of Oil Country and has been contributing to our community's success since 2001. With a focus on programs that support health and wellness, education and minor hockey programming for youth, the Oilers Foundation is deeply committed to its goal of helping to enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant and safe communities.
Since its inception in 2001, the EOCF has contributed over $36 million to more than 2,800 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs throughout Northern Alberta. Thanks to the generosity of our valued hockey fans, Oilers players, the EOCF Board of Directors, Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) employees and the Katz Family, this past 2017-18 season, the Foundation had a record year of giving, donating $3.7 million to charities and minor hockey groups.
Looking ahead, the EOCF will continue its legacy of giving back and supporting the life-changing work being done in the community through diverse programs and partnerships.
In its third season, Hockey Helps Kids continues to connect local schools and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for a variety of charities across Oil Country in order to make positive change in the community.