The Idea


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.

Four 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 four 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 three runner-up teams receive a participation award of $10,000 for their charity.

Charity Cup Challenge Logo


Hockey Helps Kids announces fourth NHL Season

Hockey Helps Kids announces fourth NHL Season

Jun 19 2018

Four schools will compete in the Charity Cup Challenge for 2018-19.

Hockey Helps Kids Returns for Fourth NHL Season

Hockey Helps Kids Returns for Fourth NHL Season

Apr 18 2018

On the heels of another successful Hockey Helps Kids season, the EOCF announced that the exciting philanthropic initiative for junior high school students will return for its fourth NHL season with applications open now until May 18, 2018.

Gallery: Nugent-Hopkins visits Dogs With Wings

Gallery: Nugent-Hopkins visits Dogs With Wings

Mar 07 2018

View photos from winning team captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins visiting Dogs With Wings.

VIDEO: Mary Butterworth School Wins

VIDEO: Mary Butterworth School Wins

Mar 01 2018

Mary Butterworth School with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as their captain have won season three of Hockey Helps Kids with Dogs with Wings as their charity.