Another record year for Oilympics
The 2011 Oilympics Hockey Tournament raised record funds and we were able to donate a total of $135,000 to our selected charities.
Last year, Oilympics surpassed the one million dollar mark of funds raised for great causes throughout our community since 1994.
Thank you to everyone who made this tournament a huge success!
The Shriners Hospital for Children is presented with a $85,000 cheque from the 2011 Oilympics Hockey Tournament. L to R: Dale Hansen (ThyssenKrupp), Gerry Mumford (Continental), David Dyson (Shriners Hospital for Children), Morgan Parker (patient), John Nash (ProDrill) and John Ruzicki (Cathedral).
The Calgary Health Trust is presented with a $50,000 cheque from the 2011 Oilympics Hockey Tournament. L to R: Dale Hansen (ThyssenKrupp), Gerry Mumford (Continental), Ryan and Carrie Knievel, Dr. R. Douglas Wilson (Alberta Health Services), John Nash (ProDrill) and John Ruzicki (Cathedral).
Oilympics in the news: Raising Money for Scoliosis Research
The Oilympics Tournament made the donation to the Schriners Hospital for Children to help fund Scoliosis research on behalf of the Parker family. Morgan Parker, daughter of Scott Parker, was diagnosed with scoliosis four years ago. Her story of perseverance and hope has captivated our hearts.
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
Pregnant Women Simulator for the Rockyview General Hospital
Inspired by family Knievel’s story, the 2011 Oilympics tournament will make a donation towards equipment for the Rockyview Hospital.
In June of 2010, Jacob Knievel was born, and passed away shortly after birth due to complications brought on by HELLP Syndrome. His parents Ryan and Carrie Knievel felt compelled to do something to honour his short time here, and to possibly assist families that in the future may go through the same experience. With guidance from the Calgary Health Trust (CHT), they concluded that the need for Pregnant Women Simulators (Gaumard Noelle S575) was a priority for the health region, for training Doctors and Obstetricians, along with research into the causes of HELLP. The use of these simulators will facilitate the training of new doctors, existing doctors, and nurses, in current practices, as well as providing an environment for the development of new procedures. These simulators cost around $50,000 and the Knievel’s goal is to provide one simulator this year for the Rockyview General Hospital.
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to learn more about this piece of equipment.