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DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is proud to be a part of the Belleville community. Our commitment to making a difference in the community has blossomed into an important resource for Belleville families in their time of need. Further, every contribution we receive is fed back into DAWG Nation Non-Profit Hockey Foundation, ensuring you see results on the ice.

DAWG Nation is a non-profit hockey charity dedicated to providing opportunities for Belleville families to gain confidence and independence through participation in ice hockey events and to support local, national, and international amateur ice hockey players and their families in times of crisis. Our foundation believes in the motto play hard, play fair, and give back. Through our non-profit hockey foundation, we help deliver a positive hockey community to the Belleville area.

DAWG Nation Events


  • 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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