EDMONTON, AB - The Cave Family and the Edmonton Oilers announced today the creation of the Colby Cave Memorial Fund to help carry on the memory and legacy of Oilers forward Colby Cave, who passed away suddenly and tragically on April 11, 2020.
Proceeds from the fund will go toward community programs with an emphasis on mental health initiatives and providing access to sports for underprivileged children.
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Cave made a lasting impact both on and off the ice with the Edmonton Oilers and the AHL's Bakersfield Condors, and before that with the Boston Bruins organization and the WHL's Swift Current Broncos. Cave was a consummate professional, well-respected by teammates and opponents alike. He was also a committed and positive member of the communities in which he played, eagerly volunteering for charitable initiatives and always stopping to say hi to fans.
"My greatest honour in life will always be that I am Colby Cave's wife. I love him dearly, I always will and miss him beyond words. He taught me so much. He was genuine, caring, selfless, had a contagious laughter, but most importantly had the biggest heart. Though, our time with him on earth was cut short, I am grateful that the whole world can now see how incredible my husband was and how lucky I am to be his wife. Colby would be humbled by the Colby Cave Memorial Fund, and I am looking forward to continuing his legacy alongside the Edmonton Oilers and the rest of the hockey community." - Emily Cave
"Colby was a respected and admired teammate, family member and friend to so many across the hockey community and community at large. We wanted to work closely with Colby's wife Emily, parents Allan and Jennifer, and sister Taylor to help create a powerful and lasting memory and legacy of Colby's impact on our organization and the communities he played in." - Edmonton Oilers Chairman Bob Nicholson
Donations to the Colby Cave Memorial Fund are being accepted by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation in Colby's memory at EdmontonOilers.com/Colby.
Due to COVID-19, donations should be made online; however, those who want to make a donation via cheque can do so by sending it to the following address:
Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
300, 10214 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0H6