OILERS AND JR. OILERS PARTNER WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
TULSA, OK - The Tulsa Oilers (CHL) and Tulsa Junior Oilers (WSHL) are trading their skates and sticks for work gloves and hammers. Players, coaches, and staff from both of Tulsa's hockey teams will lend a helping hand this Wednesday when they take part in constructing two homes for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.
From 12-5 p.m. on Wednesday, the two teams will assist Habitat for Humanity site coordinators in building houses for a pair of needy families. Construction will take place NE of downtown Tulsa, just two miles from the Oilers home arena, the BOK Center.
"This is a great opportunity for our team and for the Junior Oilers to give something back to the community," said Oilers General Manager Taylor Hall. "The city of Tulsa has been so good to us for so many years and we feel fortunate to be able to play a small part in the construction of these homes. Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization which does so much good and I know our entire organization is excited to be a part of this."
Since its founding in 1988, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity has completed more than 200 homes in Tulsa county. Through its 2025 Vision, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is on a mission to eliminate sub-standard housing in Tulsa County and to help 1,500 low-income families in the Tulsa area with their dreams of home ownership by the year 2025.
Oilers players and staff will be available for interviews on the day of the build and all media outlets are welcome to attend. To set up interviews or to receive more information, please contact Oilers Media Relations Director Rob Loeber at 918-632-7825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.