Check here for answers to some of the most common questions about DAWG Nation.

  • How Do I Nominate Someone for Assistance?

    For details, go to the Nominate page. Follow the directions on the form.

    Visit Nominate Page
  • Is My Donation Tax Deductible?

    Yes, Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our EIN # is 27-4394948. Our official tax exempt certificate is available for review. Please contact us at [email protected].

    Many businesses who donate request a W-9 for their records. Please contact us at [email protected] and we would be happy to accommodate you. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the “Make a Donation” link to the left and there are several ways to make your contribution. If you would like a formal receipt, please contact us at [email protected] and one will be sent to you as soon as possible.

  • How Are Potential Recipients Determined?

    After a formal application has been received through our website, our board of directors reviews the information provided, including the financial need of the person being nominated, and then makes a formal vote to offer assistance. DNHF does its due diligence to determine the best way to provide assistance and/or support. We always look for unique opportunities to get the general hockey community involved in supporting a player in need.

    It is not a requirement that a nominee or nominator know a member of DNHF. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply.

  • How Is Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation Different?

    Many other charities have high overhead costs, including paying their officers and people that solicit donations. Also, when other hockey charities hold a silent auction, it is common that a third party is hired to bring in items and run the auction. In these scenarios, the auction company typically retains the majority of the profits, and only a small portion finds its way back to the charity. This is not the case with DNHF. We have a small army of players, family, and friends that donate so much of their free time to help make our charity so successful. And because so many sports teams and other businesses, both local and across the country, have heard about our mission and want to be part of it, we receive hundreds of valuable items free of charge. So when we auction that merchandise, every penny goes to a player in need.

    At Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, we are proud to say that every board member's position is completely voluntary, and they receive no financial compensation for any of their efforts!

    It’s important to know, when we receive donations in honor of a specific individual, all money collected is given to them. We do not use those funds for any other purpose.

    We do have some overhead costs, like paying for ice time for our Dawg Bowl tournament, but almost all of the money we raise from our events goes towards our special cause. And the more money we have available, the more lives we can help change.

  • How Can I Get Involved?

    Like Us On Facebook

    We do not have a media/advertising budget. We do everything possible to keep our costs low and keep the money we raise in the hands of those in need.

    DNHF Hosts Several Events a Year

    Stand up for Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, Dawg Bowl, and Tee it up for Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, are our main fundraisers. So, just buying a ticket, stepping on the ice, or playing a round of golf, go a long way to helping hockey players in need.

    We Partner With the Colorado Avalanche

    By just purchasing single game tickets through Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation Hockey Foundation, a portion of your sale is given back to us.

    Volunteer Your Time at Any of Our Events

    We would love for you to help us out! Visit the Volunteer page to donate your precious time!

    Visit Volunteer Page

    Support Those Who Support Us

    Frequent the businesses who so graciously give back to Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation through direct donations and service/product discounts. Without those generous contributions, we would not be able to help so many individuals in need. If your place of business or work has a charitable matching funds program? Please consider Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation.

    Know of a company that is philanthropic and would be willing to donate goods and services for our silent auction, or possibly sponsor an event? Please give them our name!


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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