Save The Flow a Success

Oiler, Ryan Jones and the EOCF teamed up to "save the flow" in support of children's charities

Monday, 04.2.2012 / 1:57 PM MT / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
Share with your Friends

Save The Flow a Success

This February, Oilers forward Ryan Jones teamed up with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) to challenge Oil Country to “Save the Flow” in support of children’s charities. Jones is known for his signature locks and instead of raising money to shave them off during the annual Hair Massacure, he asked for your help to save them - and save them you did!

Due to the overwhelming generosity of fans and contributions from both the EOCF and Jones, over $15,000 was raised. On March 28, the EOCF was proud to present over $5,000 to each of the following three charities supported by the Hair Massacure:

  • The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation – accepted by Jan Archbold, Vice President Marketing & Communications
  • Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta – accepted by Martin Dugas, Executive Director
  • Make A Wish Northern Alberta – accepted by Bruce Bevan, Board of Directors President

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation cares deeply about our Community. Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta. With a focus on education, health and wellness for youth in Oil Country, the EOCF is dedicated to building strong, vibrant and safe communities by demonstrating philanthropic leadership.

Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $2.5 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education, health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.