When Chloe and Harrison Katz set out to explore opportunities to make a difference in the community, they decided that there were two things they wanted to focus on: hockey and kids. With that, the foundation of "Hockey Helps Kids" was born - an exciting new way to raise awareness and funds for a variety of local charities and strengthen the relationship between the Oilers and the community. Not only do kids from around the city get the opportunity to learn the value of social responsibility and community outreach, they get to do so as part of the Oilers team.
The Oilers 50/50 draw is an exciting aspect of every home game. WIN50, our very own 50/50 program awards the highest average 50/50 prize of all Canadian NHL teams across the League. The opportunity for our fans to leave the game with an unexpected payout is a very enticing draw and knowing that the net proceeds support local charitable organizations, minor hockey & ringette associations in Northern Alberta and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is just another great reason to support the program!
ICE School (In Class Education) or as many students have affectionately dubbed it: Incredibly Cool Education, has been an Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) initiative since the 2002-03 school year.
ICE School is one of Edmonton's Inquiring Minds sites allowing teachers to follow curriculum outcomes taught in the classroom and turn those concepts into real world understanding for their students. Students are given the opportunity to move their classroom for an entire week into the world of Rogers Place and Edmonton's Ice District. The classroom is located on the southwest corner of Rogers Place.
Through the generosity of individuals and businesses across Oil Country, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation's Seats for Kids program provides unused game tickets to registered charities that provide child and family services in the Edmonton area. These tickets allow many children to experience hockey at Rogers Place and, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Books stir the senses, inspire the imagination and spark a love of reading.
Literacy is a key focus for the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) and the Share a Book program was conceived in order to spark the imaginations of young minds. Books ignite a love reading that can last a lifetime and are essential to lifelong development, yet many children from low-income families have no books, or very few, to call their own.
Each season, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation partners with a wide-variety of registered charitable organizations whose programs support education, health and wellness and hockey for youth in Northern Alberta, and provides monetary support through grants.