Play Hard, Play Fair, Give Back: DAWG Nation

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From Humble Beginnings to Community Action

In 2011, we bonded as a small group with a vision and purpose. Since then, we have carried on with our goal of offering a positive hockey community in Colorado. Our ability to help comes from outside donations and relies on the hard work of our all-volunteer staff. Every contribution we receive is fed back into DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation. Nobody is excluded from our team, as we focus on making a difference for those in need through our hockey non-profit organization.

DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a thriving hockey non-profit organization built on the passion we share for ice hockey. To us, it’s more than a sport — it means community. No other game combines lightning fast speeds and non-stop action quite like it. As a result, hockey continues to foster a tight knit community. Our members act on the lessons learned on the ice by providing assistance and opportunities to individuals and families experiencing difficult times. DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is always looking to grow our impact by hosting national and international amateur ice hockey events and by opening our rink to participants of all physical abilities to play.

DAWG Nation Events


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    July 23, 2022 4:00 pm

    Top Dawg vs The Steamboat Mountain Screamers

    On July 23rd, the Top Dawgs are heading to an exhibition game in the mountains! Steamboat Springs has put together a team to take on your Top Dawgs, and, as is the case with Dawg Nation events, there will be a fair amount of giving back as well! Festivities will kick off on Friday the 22nd with a meet and greet at "The Bus Stop", an auxiliary of Storm Peak Brewing. Players from both teams will be in attendance, and some auction items may be made available. Saturday is the big day, though, with game time set for 4 pm at the Howelsen Ice Arena, at 285 Howelsen Parkway, in downtown Steamboat!

    We invite you to get your tickets ($20) for the event by emailing [email protected], or at the door, cash or card. That said, there are only so many available, so buy now! A list of auction items will be available, and there will be plenty of  opportunities to meet the players! Backdoor Burger, How Ya Doin Pizza, and O'neills Tavern will be bringing in dinner for a meet and greet in the rink, following the game! It is the Top Dawgs vs the Steamboat Mtn. Screamers, presented by Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, and Never Far from Home! Sponsorship opportunities are available today! CLICK HERE Please reach out to Vladan Chase for more information [email protected]

  • Tee-It-Up-Golf

    September 12, 2022 10:30 am

    Tee It Up for DAWG Nation Golf Invitational

    September 12th, 2022

    Highlands Ranch Golf Course

    Like all DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation events, Tee It Up for DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation will leave participants with one of the best golf experiences they’ve ever had. From fun contest holes to terrific prizes, great food, and an incredible course you’ll be coming back year after year.

  • Comedy-Works

    October 26, 2022 9:54 am

    Stand Up for DAWG Nation

    2022 Comedy Night is set for October 26th!

    We are grateful for our partnership with Comedy Works South at The Landmark. Over the past 11 years, we have laughed and cried our way to helping more people through this event. Mike Raftery and the Comedy Works team provide a fun and welcoming atmosphere.


    2021 Recap

    DAWG Nation showed up with full force once again and set a new fundraising record for during our 11th Stand Up for DAWG Nation Comedy Night. Thank you for your commitment and support!

    We toasted to Miles Batchelder and family John and Krista Batchelder in celebration of Miles ringing the remission bell. We shared laughs with our dear friends from St. Louis, Jon Orelt and teammates Jared Schmierbach and Matthew Heath. We cheered on Van Stone and Nicole Stone for his return to the ice. Of course the night wouldn't be complete without a check presentation. We were honored to surprise Joe Bradley with a check and a Survivor jersey to celebrate his victory over cancer. We are honored to walk alongside these families in their journeys.

    We are able to make these memorable moments possible, thanks to your commitment and donations. Special thanks to Eric Goodman for helping us to raise funds as a TEAM! And of course, our comedians, Derrick Stroup, Geoff Tice and Talon Saucerman stole the show and provided us all with a much needed belly laugh!



  • Pond-Hockey

    January 31, 2023 8:00 am

    DAWG Nation Pond Hockey

    Silverthorne Pavilion

    DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation Pond Hockey Winter Classic has become an anticipated event over the past 5 years within the hockey community. We are excited to say the pond tournament will be back in January 2023.

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    Play Hard. Play Fair. Give Back.™

    The DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with and without disabilities to gain confidence and independence through participation in national and international amateur ice hockey events, as well as to supporting local, national, and international amateur ice hockey players and their families during times of crisis. Since its inception DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation has been able to give out millions of dollars to positively impact the lives of many families in need. Do you part to assist the hockey community by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring one of our events or individuals.

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