Inspired by the memory of two-time Stanley Cup winner and Edmonton Oiler Great, #27 Dave Semenko, Dave’s Drive invites sports fans to give their gently-used sports equipment and/or funds so children who want to play, but can’t afford the equipment, are given the gear to participate.
Dave Semenko’s legacy to support next generation of players: 10-year commitment will help ensure children in Northern Alberta can participate in sports.
Oilers Foundation Donates $325,000 in Support of Semenko Legacy Project
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) has unveiled a Dave Semenko Legacy Project in honour of the former Oilers forward who passed away last year after losing his battle with cancer.
Oilers legend’s legacy immortalized on and off the ice with EOCF and Sport Central initiatives ‘Dave’s Drive’ and ‘Put a Lid on a Kid’
ST. LOUIS – Thanks to Colton Parayko, there’s a little girl in Edmonton who is getting to try hockey for the first time.
The boost to find the right place and path in life can come in the most unexpected ways. For family doctor Chris Le, it came years ago in the shape of a hockey puck.
After fire ravaged parts of Fort McMurray in northeast Alberta, independent sporting goods store United Cycle and their partner, registered charity, Sport Central, joined together in an effort to collect and distribute sports equipment to those in need. In response to the initiative to help Fort McMurray and area residents, CCM has pledged to provide over $200,000 dollars’ worth of hockey equipment to ensure that those affected by the fires can continue to play the sport they love. This donation includes a variety of items including skates, helmets and protective equipment. Additionally, CCM and its independent retail partners will work..Read More
A major donation announcement in Edmonton Friday signalled great news for kids in the Fort McMurray area who are eager to take part in sports but don’t have the resources to do so in the wake of last month’s massive wildfire.
Before taking the Sport Central handoff from friend and rival Ken Hitchcock, Oilers head coach Todd McLellan wanted to know what made the uniquely Edmonton place tick.
It started, of course, with Tiger Goldstick, Edmonton’s legendary man about sports.
When we think about golf, we often think of the mechanics: the fitted clubs, the perfect swing, the better score. Golf, however, is far more than mechanics. It is also a good teacher of discipline, sportsmanship, etiquette, and inner confidence. Several Aboriginal communities across Alberta have partnered with Alberta’s Promise partner Sport Central to create opportunities for local youth to build their skills and their self-esteem on the green.
Over 120 golfers enjoyed a much warmer day for our second annual Diane Brickner Invitational this year. The tournament took place on June 15, 2015 at the Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Country Club.
Summer got a little bit brighter for the kids in Little Red River Cree Nation. Thanks to an ongoing community partnership with the RCMP and Sport Central, the remote community of Fox Lake recently welcomed over $10,000 in new and refurbished sports equipment for local children and youth — with everything from balls and nets, to bicycles and ball hockey equipment, and all the protective gear to keep kids safe.