Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation Awarded Outstanding Foundation
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) was honored today by being named the Outstanding Foundation at the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.
Since its inception in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has worked diligently to build strong and vibrant communities throughout Oil Country by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations involved in education, health and wellness, and youth programs. Each season, the EOCF aims to return a minimum of $1 million back into the community, and does so through a variety of means?50/50 ticket sales, online auctions and various Oilers events.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized for something as meaningful as supporting the community that we all call home,” said Doug Goss, Chairman of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. “The work that we do would be much more difficult if it weren’t for the overwhelming support of Oilers fans everywhere, who are just as passionate about supporting the needs of the community as we are.”
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation was nominated for the prestigious award by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for the EOCF’s support in creating a future without breast cancer. Most recently, the EOCF helped raise over $200,000 for the cause through the Power of Pink fundraiser, in which 10,000 autographed Oilers ballcaps sold-out prior to the Oilers game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 30th. Additional funds and awareness were raised through an online memorabilia auction and through various radio auctions.