Hockey Helps Kids, the philanthropic initiative of Chloe and Harrison Katz, children of Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz and his wife Renee, is a fun and innovative competition, which brings together local schools, charities and the Edmonton Oilers to raise awareness and funds for the community. The program helps strengthen the relationship between the National Hockey League (NHL), communities, fans and most importantly, helps junior high school students understand the importance of helping make their community a better place.
Students will engage in research, interviews and data collection to select their charity. Each school and its chosen charity will team up with an Edmonton Oilers player who will serve as their Team Captain. Then, they will be tasked with developing a two-minute video to promote their charity and drive votes and awareness, with the goal of achieving the most votes during a designated period. The winning charity will receive $25,000 and the runner-ups will each receive a $10,000 donation. Each participating school is also granted $5,000 for their efforts.
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) is excited to announce that applications for schools to participate in the Hockey Helps Kids program for the 2019-20 season are now open. Please review the information below to determine if you are eligible and how your school can apply to participate.
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-20 season.
Shortlisted schools will be asked to prepare a 15-minute presentation to present to our selection committee on why their school should be chosen. Please note that the presentations are required to be made by the students themselves and only shortlisted schools will be asked to present. Final date, time and location to be confirmed.
Successful schools will be notified no later than June 15, 2019.