The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation invested $325,000 to Sport Central in support of the Dave Semenko Legacy Project with financial support from the National Hockey League Players' Association Goals & Dreams Fund. The EOCF has committed to fund two Sport Central initiatives, "Dave's Drive" and "Put a Lid on a Kid", over the next 10 years.
In partnership with the EOCF and Oilers Entertainment Group, Sport Central will facilitate Dave's Drive, an annual equipment drive helping raise awareness, funds and donations for the charitable organization. In addition, the Dave Semenko Put a Lid on a Kid program will be aimed at increasing head safety and concussion prevention for kids in sport by providing new, certified helmets for registered minor hockey players and new bicycle recipients. Every helmet will have a #27 decal applied to it in honour of Semenko.