Giving Back to Jon Rausch

June 27, 2021
DAWG Bowl Check Presenation Jon being a integral part of the hockey community was someone we first thought of when it came to the DAWG Bowl check presentations. After a successful GoFundMe campaign by the local hockey community, DAWG Nation surprised Jon with an additional check for $5,000 to help him with his continued recovery from COVID. A Beloved Mentor and Friend Jon is an integ…

Giving Back To Tammy Meier

June 26, 2021
DAWG Bowl Check Presentation During the DAWG Bowl Tammy Meier and her family were presented a check for $55,000. Although Tammy couldn’t be there in person, her son Matt received the check with Tammy and her husband on Facetime. Tammy was in Santa Monica, California receiving heat treatment that is only offered at that specific facility. Tammy and Mark Meier in Person The Meier family…

Giving Back To The Karas Family

June 26, 2021
The Loss of Heather Karas Sadly, on June 23rd Heather Karas said goodbye to this world. Heather’s twin children Michael and Marina continue both Heather and Jeff’s legacy. Heather’s kind spirit and loving heart will be dearly missed, but her impact will forever be recognized and appreciated. Heather’s life was celebrated on Wednesday, July 7th. Heather was celebrated as the BME (Best Mom Eve…

Giving Back to Tyler Frank

June 24, 2021
DAWG Bowl Check Presentation Tyler frank and his children were surprised with the first check during DAWG Bowl XI for $5,000. Tyler’s sister Paige, who has been by his side and helping her brother through the loss of his wife, watched from Facetime. Thanks to the support of the hockey community, including the teams from the RMHL, DAWG Nation was honored to present this gift on behalf of the …

Giving Back to Dave Tscherpel

May 21, 2021
Check Presentation Kaylin, Marybeth, Dave, Spencer Tscherpel A Simple Trip to the Doctor What began with a simple trip to the doctor to investigate “shortness of breath”, turned into “we found a mass.” T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. An aggressively growing cancer that usually only affects children was now his reality. On a sunny Sunday, Dave took a walk in the sunshine and had a last …

Giving Back to Nigel Richardson

May 17, 2021
Outpouring of Support Nigel received his check from DAWG Nation in the company of the UCHealth medical staff on Monday the 17th of May. We could not have done it without the love and support from the hockey community and generous donors that included family, friends, teammates, the medical staff, and strangers from around the world! A …

Giving Back to Drew Myers

May 17, 2021
Lets Get to Know a Little About Drew Myers began his hockey career at the age of 4 and has played competitively through high school and early college where he played Junior hockey in Strathroy, Ontario for the Strathroy Rockets. He finished his competitive hockey career in North Dakota before returning to Colorado to pursue his degree in Construction Management. He still plays hockey recreat…
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Giving Back to Jon Orelt

April 21, 2021
So Many Hands and Hearts Working Together The Jonny O 3 on 3 culminated with so many incredible stories centered on the goodness of people and the love that people have for Jon Orelt. His teammates Jared Schmierbach and Matt Heath stepped up to lead an incredible event for their fellow teammate of the Fighting Amish Hockey Club. While Matt and Jared had the hockey operations, Jonny’s girlfri…

Giving Back to the Dietz Family

April 12, 2021
You Will Never Walk Alone Chris Dietz’s family, friends and teammates came together Saturday, April 10th, 2021 to honor their fallen friend and teammate. An amazing display of love and community in action! Luke Jones kicked off the evening with a moving rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone, followed by the National Athem. Time to Win One for Dietz Sometimes in the midst of grief, it…

Giving Back to Mary Strine

March 29, 2021
A Wig Party and Check Presentation DAWG Nation had the honor of supporting Mary Strine in her fight against cancer. Mary is beloved by so many teammates and communities that she gives back to. Her dear friends Christina Montoya and Angie Petersen let us crash the “wig party” for the presentation! Mary’s smile and joy for life continues to inspire! You got this Slap Shot Mary! Christina M…

Giving Back to Jordan Illian

March 18, 2021
Love and Support Received for Illian Family Written by S.J. Mousseau Jordan Illian sadly passed away on February 4th, 2021 due to an unexpected heart attack. We worked hand in hand with his teammates to help out his wife of under 6 months and his family in this time of tragedy and loss. On Thursday March 18th, we presented Jordan Illian’s widow, Michelle, with a check for $18,500. This …

Giving Back to Mike Greene

February 21, 2021
A Bright Spot in the Rally Against Leukemia It was a really special day as we joined forces with the Colorado Springs hockey community to surprise Mike Greene and his beautiful family. Mike is in the midst of his battle with leukemia and will be receiving a bone marrow transplant the week of February 22, followed by a long stay in the hospital. As a long time Coloroado College fan we were a…
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