Christina Montoya Check Presentation

Giving Back to Christina Montoya

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A Double Check Presentation Christina and the Landsharks had a late game on December 18, so why not rally to the DAWG Nation a check presentation at Bender’s for Craig Stinehour. What Christina didn’t know was that it was also an opportunity to surprise Christina with her own check presentation. With Craig Stinehour’s CIHRA crew and the Landsharks present, we presented Christina with a che…

Giving Back to the Woudstra Twins

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Our Smallest DAWGS Our logo has never seemed bigger than on the onesies of the Woudstra Twins. We were honored to pay the new parents, Nate and Elle, a home visit to deliver the real check. We were happy to meet the twins for the first time, Wytze and Felix. So great to see both boys healthy and growing towards the hockey expectations set for them. Nate told us the story of trying to ge…
Kevin Miller Check Presentation

Giving Back to Kevin Miller

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A Sneaking Suspicion We often try to surprise our recipients, but when Kevin heard that DAWG Nation was partnered with Dakota Ridge Hockey’s Military Night and he was invited, well… the old coach had his suspicions. Kevin was honored to speak to the D-Ridge boys in the locker room. He shared an important message with the boys. No matter what happened during your day, they were here now r…
McLean Check Presentation

Giving Back to Mike McLean

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Making New Connections As Mike McLean made his way down to the Campus Lounge, he thought he was going to be a part of a post show panel on Heart Health Awareness after the David Carle Podcast. As the show wrapped up with our own Marty “Cappy” Richardson as a guest of the coach, all eyes turned to Mike McLean. Mike was surrounded by fellow hockey players with differing heart issues that w…

Giving Back to Patrick Donnelly

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We continue to be inspired by recipients like Patrick Donnelly, who is patiently waiting for a new heart. In the meantime his family and friends along with DAWG Nation surprised him with a check on December 2, 2021 to help him continue his journey. We are all inspired by Nigel Richardson (heart transplant) and Andy Gerrie (cancer survivor) as they shared important messages about maintaining hop…
Faus Check Presentation

Giving Back To the Family of Gregg Faus

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A Sudden and Tragic Loss Gregg Faus passed away suddenly on November 11, 2021. DAWG Nation was honored to be a part of the many hands helping the Faus family through this journey of grief while at the same time celebrating an incredible human being. We at DAWG Nation offer our deepest condolences to the Faus family, Littleton Hockey and his teammates across the area. Coming Together in …
Tom Braun with Family

Giving Back in Memory of Tom Braun

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In Lieu of Flowers The family of Tom Braun has honored us by asking that in lieu of flowers, donations were made to DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation so that DAWG Nation can pay it forward in honor of Tom. As you can see from his obituary below, Tom had “hockey in his blood” and also believed in Giving Back. Our condolences to the Braun family. Thank you for thinking of us Carol in this difficu…
Kyle Obuhanick Check Presentation

Giving Back to Kyle “Obie” Obuhanick

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A Celebration of Life A Celebration of Life was held at the Edge Ice Arena on November 6, 2022. Family, friends, former players and teammates of Kyle “Obie” Obuhanick gathered to support each other and take comfort in a loving community. The Hawks showcase game kicked off the evening and provided the perfect opportunity to honor this amazing and beloved coach. Oliver Martineau, a former t…
Joe Bradley receiving check.

Giving Back to Joe Bradley

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Stand Up for Joe Bradley As the Stand Up for DAWG Nation event unfolded at Comedy Works, Joe Bradley was surrounded by supporters. What Joe didn’t know was that he was about to become the next recipient of DAWG Nation. Before the comics took the stage, we toasted to the prior year’s recipient, Miles Batchelder and family John and Krista Batchelder in celebration of Miles ringing the remissi…
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