In October 2014, the stars aligned to reunite the entire roster of the 1984 Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers. To honour the people's team and in partnership with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF), net proceeds from the event were directed to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation for the creation of the Edmonton Oilers Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic. This legacy project will strengthen pediatric ambulatory care's 120,000 visits annually where children see pediatric specialists on an outpatient basis.
"The Stollery is committed to ensuring every child, no matter the distance or the circumstance, receives the best possible care," said Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation President and CEO Mike House. "We are very proud and fortunate to partner with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation to create a modern, state-of-the-art pediatric ambulatory clinic space at the Stollery."
"As a hockey team, we were a close team; but we're also under the understanding there's more to life than playing hockey. We all had families, we all had wives, we all had kids and you just don't want to see anybody have to go through something like this," said Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky.
"This facility is a wonderful facility and the goal is the make the parents smile and get the kids healthy and get them out of here as quickly as possible."