The Oilympic Break Cup Charity Hockey Tournament www.oilympics.com is back for it's16th annual tourney in 2009. The Organizers and Executive are very proud to proclaim that together with all the participants and the help of their sponsors the tournament has raised $860,000 for various charities throughout our community since 1994. The tournament is made up of players that make 100% of their income from the oil and gas industry.
This year's two Charity recipients were:
Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation
Was established in 2003 and is a federally registered charity, located here in Calgary. The mission of BCSCF is to enable breast cancer patients to thrive from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Led by a health care team specializing in breast cancer care, BCSCF provides community based programs to support the recovery of breast cancer patients with the psychosocial issues, and delayed physical side effects arising from having had cancer, surgery and treatment.
Funds raised through the 2009 Oilympics Hockey Tournament will go directly to supporting breast cancer patients return to full and vibrant lives in their families and communities.
TOGETHER you help BCSCF to make a difference TOGETHER we can all help breast cancer patients to THRIVE!
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Society
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids was established as a lunch program in 1990 under the name of the Brown Bagging for Calgary Street Kids Society. Following recent findings by the Feeding Calgary's Children Initiative - that almost 30,000 children and youth in Calgary go hungry while in school - the mandate has changed to include all children and youth, whether on the streets or in school.
BB4CK was created in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education to combat increasing numbers of youth attending Calgary schools without a lunch. We currently deliver over 1500 brown bag lunches to 60+ different schools daily.
Past year's Charity Recipients were:
2008 - The Rainbow Society of Alberta / Children's Link
2007 - Kids Cancer Care Foundation & Youth Gear Up and Street Teams / Side Door
2006 - Hull Child & Family Services & CJ92 Kid's Fund
2005 - JDRF & Big Brother & Sisters of Calgary
2004 - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
2003 - The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
2002 - The Calgary Prostate Cancer Institute
2001 - Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
2000 - Calgary Health Trust
1999 - Tom Baker Cancer Center
1998 - Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
1997 - Foothills Diabetes Association
1996 - Alberta Lung Association
1995 - HAWCS
1994 - Salvation Army