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Giving Back to Michael Ellis

July 23, 2020
One of the Kindest People You Will Ever Meet Mike is described by his friends as one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. His friends and teammates are proud to call him a close friend. Whether it’s showing a younger player how to skate properly, needing help building a deck, or having just someone to talk to Mike is always there. He happens to be one hell of a hockey player as well! So …
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We Give Back to Tony Salazar

June 12, 2020
Tony feels the love It was another big day as we surprised a very deserving Tony Salazar with a check to help offset some of his mounting medical costs. Tony has faced an incredible amount of adversity is his short life. Blessed with tremendous athleticism, this is a young man that was looking at promising career on the ice when a series of blood clots led to a series of heart attacks. Despi…

Giving Back to Zach Vaughn

May 27, 2020
A Hawk Needs Help Zach, 16,  is a lifelong Littleton Hawk that has suffered several serious concussions, creating many challenges both on and off the ice. Succession head injuries have made seemingly simple tasks difficult and have adversely affected virtually all aspects of his life. Thank you for joining DAWG Nation, Dr. Jeff McWhorter, and Littleton Hockey in providing support to th…

Giving Back to the Family of Leland Fay

May 27, 2020
A Wonderful Day of Golf and Raising Funds DAWG Nation had the pleasure of supporting the Leland Fay Memorial Golf Tournament. Anyone there could be a witness to how much Leland meant to his family, friends, and community. Max Wright and team provided incredible local leadership and rallied the Colorado Springs community to help Leland’s widow, Sarah Fay and their boys. Together we were able…
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Giving Back to Cooper Tippett

May 9, 2020
Czech Night This wonderful night featured Cooper’s check presentation. Cooper and his family were presented a check for $11,650 and Cooper also received his own DAWG Jersey. His family claims Cooper wore his jersey for numerous days after and can be seen most day’s still in the jersey! Cooper as a DAWG Since joining the DAWG Nation family Cooper has already made himself a household…
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Giving Back to Shelby Otto

February 28, 2020
A rare disease… Shelby is a 10 year old girl recently diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disorder that affects 2-4 in a million children . Her condition has recently worsened to severe with the onset of persistent seizing. She will be undergoing chemotherapy, an expensive and painful treatment that will target her white blood cells. We are asking the community fo…

Giving Back to Bob Schoepflin

February 18, 2020
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!! Diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, this wonderful man has had to be isolated in a time when he needs his family and community the most. We were able to change that, at least for a …
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Giving Back to Andy Finney

January 12, 2020
Loosing Andy Finney On December 31st, Andy Finney said goodbye to the world surrounded by his family and other loved ones. Any battled pancreatic cancer for a year and half and continued to work and coach hockey till the end. He leaves behind him three children and a wonderful wife who continue his legacy for him. Andy’s joy for life and humor will be dearly missed and the hockey community w…
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Giving Back to Michael Lococo Family

January 12, 2020
Passed on the ice… Michael “Mikey” “Mike” Lococo suffered a heart attack December 11th, 2019 and even after what one might consider a flawless or text book resuscitation efforts provided by his hockey team(even an DAWG player from another rink with First Aide/CPR/AED training), and first responders, they were not able to resuscitate him. Mike passed away December 12th, 2019 at the youn…

Giving Back to Arnie Archuleta

December 21, 2019
The season of giving continues! We followed the trip to Evergreen for Tony Huss with a trip down to the Apex Ice Arena to surprise an equally deserving Arnie Archuleta. Arnie has volunteered countless hours to introduce the game of hockey to literally hundreds of boys and girls. A long time Arvada resident, Arnie is an important piece of the hockey community that was witnessed by a very impr…

Giving Back to Carla Peters

December 18, 2019
A very busy week… The culmination of a very busy week ended with a check presentation to a very surprised Carla Peters at South Suburban Ice Arena. Carla suffered a severe broken leg about four weeks ago that has taken her off the ice and has resulted in a slew of medical bills and quite a bit of missed work. Nominated by friend and teammate Sue Baker, Carla’s teammates gathered as DAW…

Giving Back to Jerry DeVaul

December 11, 2019
An incredible day… An incredible day at the Blue Spruce Brewing Company as we once again witnessed what can happen when many hands and many hearts work together! The special day included generous donations, hard work, volunteers, smiles, hugs, a few tears, and a little beer drinking! Culminating with an emotional check presentation to a very deserving Jerry DeVaul, this was another DAW…
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