The Idea

HOCKEY HELPS KIDS IS A UNIQUE CONTEST WHICH SUPPORTS CHARITIES IN YOUR AREA

How Does Hockey Helps Kids Work?

It’s as easy as three simple steps…

Charity Cup Challenge


The Charity Cup Challenge brings together school children from across Edmonton, local charities, and the Edmonton Oilers to work together to engage fans, drive awareness, and raise money for important causes. Here’s how it works.

Five Edmonton schools are selected and each paired up with a player from the Oilers. Together, each team chooses a charity to enter into the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge. Each team then competes for fan votes to win $25,000 from Hockey Helps Kids.

All five teams – each comprised of the kids, their partnering Oilers player, and selected charity – participate in the contest by driving votes and awareness of their charitable initiative by developing a two-minute video that is posted right here on the Hockey Helps Kids website and promoted at Oilers games.

Fans are encouraged to vote for their favourite team, as well as donate to those causes throughout the one-month Charity Cup Challenge, which will take place in January and February this year. Competition standings are updated right here as fan votes come in.

The team with the most votes for its charity at the end of the fan voting window is named the Charity Cup champion and wins a prize of $25,000 from Hockey Helps Kids for its charity. All four runner-up teams receive a participation award of $10,000 for their charity.

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The Teams


Milan Lucic has teamed up with Dan Knott School to compete in the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

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Patrick Maroon is partnering with Dr. Donald Massey School to raise awareness for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mary Butterworth School are joining forces to put together a winning team for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

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Connor McDavid is helping Westmount School put together a top contender for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

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Leon Draisaitl is teaming up with D.S. MacKenzie School to raise awareness for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

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News

VIDEO: Season Three Launch

VIDEO: Season Three Launch

Oct 10 2017

The third season of Hockey Helps Kids is officially underway after it launched at D.S. MacKenzie School with the help of 600 junior high students. This year there are five team captains, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Patrick Maroon, Milan Lucic and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

GALLERY: Hockey Helps Kids Year 3 Launch

GALLERY: Hockey Helps Kids Year 3 Launch

Oct 05 2017

Photos from the launch of Hockey Helps Kids year 3 at D.S Mackenzie School

HOCKEY HELPS KIDS LAUNCHES THIRD SEASON WITH FIVE TEAMS

HOCKEY HELPS KIDS LAUNCHES THIRD SEASON WITH FIVE TEAMS

Oct 05 2017

Following a 3-0 Oilers victory on Opening Night, the momentum continues today as the third season of Hockey Helps Kids officially launched at D.S. MacKenzie School with the help of 600 junior high students.

Hockey Helps Kids Unveils Five Captains for Third NHL Season

Hockey Helps Kids Unveils Five Captains for Third NHL Season

Sep 28 2017

Program announces five participating junior high schools for 2017-18 Hockey Helps Kids, an exciting philanthropic initiative which made its debut in 2015-16,…