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Shirts off our Backs tonight at Rexall Place

Friday, 19.12.2008 / 1:57 AM / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
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Shirts off our Backs tonight at Rexall Place
A special reminder for those fans in attendance at Rexall Place, that on Friday, December 19th , the Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks for the annual "Shirts Off Our Backs Night." 23 autographed jerseys will be raffled off by the Oilers Ladies and all proceeds are in support of the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.

Watch a video promoting this year's Shirts off our Backs

ATB Financial has partnered with the Oilers this season to make the program available to a greater number of Oilers fans.

The Oilers Ladies launched Shirts Off Our Backs over 20 years ago.  "It began, and remains, an opportunity for Oilers fans to make a donation to the Christmas Bureau at an Oilers home game in exchange for chance to win autographed Oilers jerseys.  That tradition will continue tonight when the Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place on “Shirts Off Our Backs Night”.

This season ATB Financial has partnered with the Oilers to expand the program to all of its branches in the Greater Edmonton area.  Through December 24th, Oilers fans will be able to donate at an ATB Financial Branch for a chance to win one of 28 autographed Oilers jerseys.  All proceeds will be donated to the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton.

“The Shirts Off Our Backs promotion for the Christmas Bureau is another exciting example of the way the Edmonton Oilers and ATB Financial can work together to do great things in our community," said Sandy Chipchar, ATB's Chief People and Marketing Officer. "The Oilers Ladies and Oilers fans have made such a positive impact on so many families through the ‘Shirts Off Our Backs’ program, and we're so proud to join this wonderful team."
 
The Oilers Ladies and Oilers President of Hockey Operations Kevin Lowe are Honourary Co-Chairs of the 2008 Christmas Bureau of Edmonton campaign.

“We welcome ATB Financial to the Christmas Bureau family,” said Kevin Lowe.  “Clearly they are committed to our Team, the community and their partnership with ‘Shirts Off Our Backs’ will be felt by many families this holiday season.”

The Edmonton Oilers 30th Anniversary Season is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Bell, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial and Ford.
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