Hockey helps kids here in Edmonton - here's how you can too!

We mention it all the time on the morning show – we LOVE when you reach out to us.

So we were elated to receive some recent letters and emails about “Hockey Helps Kids” . It’s a very cool program in our city that pairs junior high students and charities. The kids have to research, interview and select a charity. Then on top of that – they have to produce an original video showcasing their charity.

 

McDavid visits the students at Westmount School and learns more about their chosen charity.

McDavid visits the students at Westmount School and learns more about their chosen charity.

Allison Zimmerman / Westmount School

Each school is partnered with an Edmonton Oiler as their “Team Captain” and then the voting begins!

 

 

The winning team gets $25,000 for their chosen charity! WOW!  The other teams will get participation awards of $10,000 for their charity.

Team Draisaitl at D.S MacKenzie School

Team Draisaitl at D.S MacKenzie School

Erin Regnier / D.S MacKenzie School

 

This year- the 5 chosen schools in Edmonton are:

Westmount (Team McDavid)

D.S Mackenzie (Team Draisaitl)

Dan Knott School (Team Lucic)

Dr. Donald Massey (Team Maroon)

Mary Butterworth (Team Nugent-Hopkins)

 

Emily is from Westmount School ( Team McDavid) . They are hoping for votes for their charity - The United Way of Alberta Capital Region.

Emily is from Westmount School ( Team McDavid) . They are hoping for votes for their charity - The United Way of Alberta Capital Region.

Allison Zimmerman/ Westmount School
Maaya, from D.S MacKenzie School with Draisaitl. Their team is hoping to raise $25,000 for The Mental Health Foundation.

Maaya, from D.S MacKenzie School with Draisaitl. Their team is hoping to raise $25,000 for The Mental Health Foundation.

Erin Regnier / D.S MacKenzie School

 

The videos are great – to watch them and to cast your vote click HERE ! Good luck to all the schools and remember – you only have until February 25th.

🙂 Chris, Jack & Matt

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