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.
Due to COVID-19, the program is currently been paused. Keep checking back for updates and in the meantime, you can click the link below to read more about the program and past Charity Cup Challenges!
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation 50/50 program gives fans the chance to win BIG while raising important funds for the EOCF to reinvest in the community. With the shift to online sales and the tremendous support and passion shown by fans in Oil Country and all of Alberta, last season, the EOCF set a record amount of $20 million donated to charitable organizations throughout Oil Country.
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.
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.
In partnership with the Province of Alberta, Edmonton Oilers specialty license plates are available for Albertans. License plates are available at any Alberta registry office for a one-time fee. Net proceeds will support the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
Each season the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation supports registered charitable organizations in Northern and Central Alberta, whose programs support those most vulnerable in our community, especially in Edmonton's downtown, and youth hockey programming, through financial grants and donations.