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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.

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 and one-page briefing document 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 takes place during the month of March. Competition standings are updated right here in real time 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.

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The Teams


Taylor Hall has teamed up with A. Blair McPherson School to compete in the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

Team Details

Jordan Eberle is partnering with Riverbend Junior High School to raise awareness and donations for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

Team Details

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

Team Details

Killarney Junior High School has drafted Connor McDavid to help them put together a top contender for the Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.

Team Details


Congratulations to the Winner



1st Place
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We will be having a special pre-game ceremony on April 2nd at Rexall Place to celebrate the winning team.

Thank you to the over 44,000 voters who participated in the inaugural Hockey Helps Kids, Charity Cup Challenge.

News

VIDEO: Hockey Helps Kids 2015-16 Wrap-Up

VIDEO: Hockey Helps Kids 2015-16 Wrap-Up

Aug 08 2016

Take one final look back as we show you at the highlights from the successful inaugural year of the Hockey Helps Kids program in Edmonton.

Hockey Helps Kids Returns for Second NHL Season

Hockey Helps Kids Returns for Second NHL Season

Jun 27 2016

Program announces four participating junior high schools for its 2016-17 campaign (Edmonton, AB) – Hockey Helps Kids, an exciting charitable initiative which…

VIDEO: Charity Cup Awarded

VIDEO: Charity Cup Awarded

Apr 04 2016

Oilers TV’s Jessica Kent reports after the winning school for the Charity Cup was presented with their trophy and reward for the Zebra Child Protection Centre. In addition to the trophy and prize, Killarney School (Team McDavid) was able to attend the game and participate in a ceremonial puck drop.

Team McDavid (Killarney School) wins Charity Cup Challenge

Team McDavid (Killarney School) wins Charity Cup Challenge

Mar 22 2016

The votes are in! Killarney School, captained by Oilers forward Connor McDavid, has won $25,000 for the Zebra Child Protection Centre in the inaugural Hockey Helps Kids Charity Cup Challenge.