In January of 2011, a small group of adult recreation league hockey players made a pledge to honor a fallen teammate by creating a very unique foundation focused on helping families in their time of need. Utilizing a very successful strategy consisting of several annual fundraisers, we have provided financial support totaling nearly $2.0 million in direct aid to families!

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Always There To Help With Amazing Acts of Human Kindness

From the weekend warrior recovering from a nasty injury or serious illness to the grieving family that has lost a loved one, DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is always there to help. By providing resources and countless amazing acts of human kindness, we have not only changed the lives of our recipients but also the lives of our members as well. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please take a few minutes to check out our “Giving Back” page and hockey non-profit fundraisers. Our recipients are a very diverse group that are all members of the tight knit part of our hockey community.

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Magic Moments Are the Cornerstone of DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation!

DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation utilizes a 360° Support Model. This model looks at the needs families, and individuals have beyond giving them a one time check. This could include financial counseling, legal support, home repairs or modifications, mental health support, housing, transportation, adaptability and accessibility, mentoring, scholarships, support networks for veterans, and creating intentional emotional and community support. But it’s our ability to provide some truly memorable experiences, as well as “magic moments,” that are the cornerstone of DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation and create real hope and joy in a recipient’s life.

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Volunteers Make it Happen at Our Non-Profit Foundation

None of this is possible without our incredible army of volunteers and selfless individuals who have embraced our non-profit hockey organization and cause to make the world a better place. This tireless group has proven that ordinary people can truly do extraordinary things.

Interested In Donating Your Time? Volunteer Today!

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Our Future Is Bright, but We Need Your Help

As DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation has grown, so have our aspirations. Our future has never looked brighter as we now take on the challenge to design and build the world’s first multi-sheet hockey facility for the disabled and able-bodied athletes alike. We firmly believe that EVERYONE should be afforded the same opportunities. With the help of big hearted companies, like minded individuals, forward thinking organizations, hockey charity donations, and generous souls, we can make dreams come true.

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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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