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An entertaining blog to help you stay in touch with of our fearless leader. You will have a front row seat to the life and times of Cappy as you bear witness to his life of “no coincidences”. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny, but always inspirational, you won’t want to miss a single post!


DAWG Bowl X Taking Shape

July 9, 2020
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/08/dawg-nation-charity-hockey-tournament-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2TjxIkRvixYPCc7jBIqWV0JB9j8yOqgAUG2ctSBkjvUksaCJDvOGnICv0 Special thanks for the Denver Post’s Mike Chambers for another tremendous article on our organization! This one promotes and showcases the upcoming DAWG Bowl while highlighting some of the BIG names that will be on hand this year. Lots more …
DAWG Nation Rink

DAWG Rink Takes Next Step

June 16, 2020
As DAWG Nation grows so do our aspirations to positively impact the world! The journey is not an easy one, and one that will truly take a village. The worldwide pandemic has certainly created challenges, but adversity makes it all that more rewarding. Please take a moment to catch up on the incredible progress we have made and continue to make. Let’s change the world together! Click here to …
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Giving Tuesday Keeps Giving

May 22, 2020
Generous donations continue to flow in to DAWG Nation The generosity of the community of supporters surrounding DAWG Nation exceeded expectations yet again! Over one hundred and thirty donors responded to the call both on #GivingTuesdayNow held on May 5th and beyond. We finished the day so grateful for all the donors, notes and efforts of our video guests that displayed the breadth and dep…
Axl Quincey fights cancer

Axl Needs Your Prayers

May 22, 2020
Kyle Quincey’s son fights on! Hello DAWG Nation. We are once again asking for your thoughts and prayers. Longtime NHLer Kyle “Q-DAWG” Quincey is a fixture at DAWG Nation events and is always willing to lend a hand in supporting the hockey community. Now it’s time to return the favor as the Quincey’s need your support more than ever. Kyle and Rachel are a terrific couple that have been blesse…
Tony Salazar 5-11

Donate to Tony Salazar

May 14, 2020
Imperative Medication At the age of 17 Tony Salazar suffered a knee on knee hit in the CHSAA state playoff game. The hit triggered a series of events that have forever changed his life. Blood clots landed Tony in the hospital for and extended period and several months after that initial injury Tony was given the clearance to resume playing hockey. In his first game with Metro State Universi…
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#GivingTuesdayNow

May 1, 2020
A Global Day of Giving  #GivingTuesdayNow May 5, 2020, is a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Please consider making a gift to DNHF to help our community when they need it most. All donations are tax-deductible.  This current crisis has compounded the crisis our recipients are already facing, so your support is app…

Zlata Leading the Charge!

April 28, 2020
Here’s a quick update in the “big heart” department. About a month ago, Zlata Hejduk shared that she and her company, Loro Lino, would be making and donating masks for those who need it most. Zlata reached out to DAWG Nation for volunteers and the generosity started rolling in! Heidi Trubacz. Judy Vennard and Gretchen Ehlers were just two of the many volunteers that have helped Zlata and Loro L…

Gallinari Joins the Pack!

April 26, 2020
DAWG Nation has a lot of assets, but height isn’t one of them……until now! Please welcome Federico Gallinari into the pack! We are thrilled to share that Federico will be our summer intern, assisting in all aspects of our organization. Currently a student athlete at Rochester University, Federico is majoring in accounting and sports management, making him a perfect fit for our organization. …

Dr. Durbahn Leads the Pack

April 26, 2020
A big shout out to Dr. Becca Durbahn! Becca has been a mainstay with DAWG Nation for many years, setting a wonderful example both on and off the ice. This little dynamo has dedicated her life to others, advocating for children that have nowhere else to turn. Becca’s selflessness has never been more evident as she has turned her attention to assisting and being a beacon of hope to youth that may…

Coach Bob Feels the Love

April 22, 2020
Hello to all DAWG Nation. We all know times are certainly difficult right now, and that’s why days like today are so very important. Bob Schoepflin has dedicated his entire life to his community and to the game he loves most, hockey. As a player and coach, Bob has been an integral part of the Colorado hockey landscape for nearly 50 years!! Recently diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, thi…

Sully is Home

April 16, 2020
After two long (and scary) weeks in the ICU, Michael Sullivan retunred home on April 8th!! The Freeman’s joined Cappy to welcome the DAWG legend home! A custom sign by Ella Freeman and a cold Guinness (thank you Smalls) were the icing on the cake for the social distancing celebration! Sully will still be quarantined for 14 days, living in a trailer in the driveway of the family home, …

Bedsey Supports DAWG Nation!

April 16, 2020
We are in precarious times right now as families, small businesses, nonprofits and many others are struggling to find their respective footing. We at DAWG Nation still feel very good about our future but at the same time know that 2020 will have challenges that none of us have faced before. We know we’ll be fine because of the unwavering support provided by so many of you. One of those incredib…
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