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 DAWG community. 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

  • Dawg Bowl XIII

    June 21, 2023 8:00 am

    DAWG Bowl XIII

    DAWG Bowl XIII June 21-25, 2023 Edge Ice Arena

    Our foundation began in 2011 with the first ever DAWG Bowl. Since that inaugural event we have witnessed incredible growth as we are blessed to positively impact countless lives as we bear witness to the incredible power of the hockey community. The DAWG Bowl has grown into a five day event in which we strive to include everyone. NHLers, Paralympians, college athletes, blind skaters, veterans, youth sled hockey and of course the beer leaguer, are all welcome! Each year we strive to provide an amazing experience will at the same time provide financial and emotional assistance to those who need it most.  

    This year, the DAWG Bowl is taking on a new theme of Donate Life in support of organ donation. Many of DAWG Nation's recipients have received life saving organ donations including our Operations Manager, Patrick Donnelly who received his heart from a heroic donor in April of 2023 after several years of waiting.

    The tournament features 7 divisions, over 50 teams, and a blind and sled hockey exhibition. This year's tournament is full for teams. Volunteer opportunities are coming soon!

    Survivor Game: Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m.

    Tournament Schedule and Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon!

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    July 28, 2023 7:00 am

    Gateway DAWG Bowl II

    Gateway DAWG Bowl is back for its second year at Centene Community Ice Center!!!

    • Multiple divisions based on skill level
    • Women's division
    • 3 game guarantee
    • Souvenir bags for every player
    • Games will be live streamed!

    Centene Community Ice Center

    750 Casino Center Dr

    Maryland Heights, MO 63043

     For any questions or concerns please reach out via email at [email protected] or Facebook @DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation-STL. Phone: 618-581-8407

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    September 10, 2023 10:00 am

    Corn DAWG Cornhole Tournament

    We are excited to announce our 2nd annual Corn DAWG Cornhole Tournament, Sponsored by Top Shooters!

    • 4 game guarantee
    • Player Bags
    • Registration begins at 10am and bags fly at 11
    • All skill levels are welcome

    Top Shooters Bar

    531 Old State Rt 3,

    Columbia, IL 62236

     For any questions or concerns please reach out via email at [email protected] or Facebook @DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation-STL. Phone: 618-581-8407


    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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