Shutout the Stigma

May 25, 2023
Opening up about mental health has never been something that was easy for me to do. Growing up in the “suck it up and rub some dirt on it” era has ingrained a vulnerability inside my core that is difficult to pierce. But last night I witnessed what real courage and toughness looks like. Johnny, Sandy and Dr. P are strong, courageous and brave men that are willing to share their difficult stor…

Skylight’s Annual Crawfish Boil

May 9, 2023
It was quite an afternoon/evening at Skylight Specialists for the annual crawfish boil! Danny and Rob’s team crushed it again and blessed me with the opportunity to share the stories of some amazing people and supporters that allow us to impact the lives of so many. Marty Goss of VELUX wowed us by presenting us with a check for $20k as the the Dawg Bowl Naming Sponsor! Sarah Karr wowed m…

The Long Awaited Call

April 24, 2023
Today is about Patrick “P-Daddy” Donnelly. This amazing young man was placed into my life about a year ago and has been my right hand man ever since. Patrick was 21 when he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure that nearly ended his life and required the insertion of a LVAD pump to allow his heart to continue beating. The LVAD was only a temporary fix as my friend has been awaiting a hear…
Mike Maciolek wins JK Trophy

Mike Maciolek Earns the JK Sportsmanship Award

May 6, 2022
A Well Earned Award The Jack Kelly Award is given for sportsmanship exemplifying those that play hard, play fair, are gracious in defeat, humble in victory and give back to their community. Michael Maciolek earned the award and checked every box. Play Hard = Whether Mike is playing defense or offense, he gives it all he has even without complaint. He stays positive with his teammates,…
Jesse Compher

Jesse Compher Skating for a Purpose

March 29, 2022
DONATE HERE A Silver Medalist Comes to Town Jesse Compher, who played on the 2022 Women’s USA Olympic team, will be at Ice Ranch on Wednesday, March 30th starting at 5:30PM. There will be a Meet and Greet followed by a skate at 6:15PM with this elite female athlete. This recent silver medalist is dedicated to filling the ranks of women’s hockey with the next generation of talented hocke…
Come join us for cornhole on April 30th

The Corn DAWG Competition

March 15, 2022
Grab a Fellow Bagger As the winter turns to spring, DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation along with Yardhouse Creations invite you to the First Annual Corn DAWG Competition. While corndogs will be served, the name of the game is CORNHOLE. Bag toss. Tailgate toss. Whatever you call it, you’re gonna need a partner.   Grab a fellow tosser and get signed up for a max of 192 team extravaganza.  Prize …
Jonny O Crew with Trophy

The Jonny O Returns for a Second Year

February 18, 2022
The Jonny O is Back Baby The Jonny O is a 3vs3 indoor “pond hockey” style tournament. This tournament was born when one of Fighting Amish boys, Jonny Orelt, was injured in an accident, leaving him paralyzed. His teammates, Jared Schmierbach and Matt Heath rallied to his side. Knowing that Jon was already a recipient of DAWG Nation, the quickly reached out hoping for help and support. An incr…

St. Louis Chapter Hosting a DAWGSKATE

February 18, 2022
Thanks to the generosity of the Sean Hazelton at Affton Ice Rink, with a generous ice time donation, the St. Louis DAWGS will be hosting a DAWGSKATE featuring 26 players facing off in a pick up game to raise funds for the next hockey family in need. Follow the instructions below to get registered. REGISTER HERE
DAWGs with Jack Engdahl and Michael Karas

One Family at Post University

February 14, 2022
DAWGS Hit the Road What a weekend in Waterbury, Connecticut as Post University rolled out the red carpet. Each year the kind hearted Eagle skaters host a charity game benefitting an organization that is important to them. This year that organization was us! It was a powerful couple of days highlighted by the collective love and support shown to Eagle defenseman Michael Karas. Michael and hi…
DAWG Volunteers

AVS 5K at Red Rocks

November 22, 2021
Making the Most of Second Chances We celebrated Nigel Richardson and other survivors with a beautiful November 7th morning as we partnered with the AVS for the 5K at the breathtaking Red Rocks park. Nigel Richardson walked the event with his brother Marty, sister-in-law Cindy Richardson, and friend Vickie Scharr.    “A few months ago this day seemed very unlikely as my brothe…

Join Us at The Exchange in Castle Pines

November 19, 2021
Please join us on Monday, December 13th at the Exchange located at 1415 Westbridge Drive in Castle Pines, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for an open house to learn more about the DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation and the plans for our world-class ice arena here in Castle Pines. Beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served followed by a brief presentation from the DAWG Nation team.  Come and ge…

Close to the Heart

October 28, 2021
Part of the DAWG Family Jonny O joined a long list of DAWGS to receive a DAWG tattoo to memorialize his DAWG family.  We were honored to have Jonny O drive his new truck, provided in part through being a DAWG Nation recipient, out to Colorado to join us for the Stand Up DAWG Nation event on October 27th.  He was joined by his teammates, Jared Schmierbach and Matt Heath.  Thes…
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