Giving Back to Shaun Kenney

February 25, 2014
Help with medical expenses. Shaun Kenney has been a long time supporter and volunteer for DAWG Nation. He has worn the DAWG sweater for many years and has always been a guy that has stepped up and donated countless hours to helping others in need. This past December, Shaun suffered a very badly broken ankle when he fell awkwardly into the boards during an adult league game at the Promenade. …

Giving Back to Skip Scarlett

January 25, 2014
Help with medical expenses. Skip Scarlett has been a referee in the Colorado region for over 20 years, and is a fixture in the adult hockey community. In October of 2013, doctors discovered blocked arteries in Skip’s heart, forcing quadruple bypass surgery. As usual, his fellow referees have gathered to help Skip as he recovers and makes his way back to the ice. Many have donated game fee…

Giving Back to Dane Jensen

November 25, 2013
Help with medical expenses. In July of 2012 Dane Jensen was injured during a men’s league game in Centennial, Colorado, breaking both ankles. Since then, he’s had four surgeries, an emergency procedure related to the injury, and on top of that has recently become a new father. Dane’s friends and teammates, along with his new friends from DAWG Nation, came together to help him with his med…

Giving Back to Mark Miquelon

September 25, 2013
Help to recover from a disaster. Mark Miquelon lives near Colorado Springs, and plays adult hockey in that area. The game is a family affair for the Miquelons- his wife and kids also strap on the skates in various programs. Last summer, Mark lost his home in the devastating Black Forest Fire. Rebuilding will be a very expensive process, and insurance won’t come close to covering his costs…

Giving Back to the Karas Family

June 30, 2013
Assistance after a tragic event. In June 2013, Jeff Karas lost his long battle with cancer, leaving behind a lovely wife Heather and two beautiful children, Michael and Marina. Jeff had a strong connection with hockey over his lifetime. He played at Colorado College while continuing his education and then played in adult leagues after finishing school. Committed to passing on his love of the…

Giving Back to Dustin McGuinness

June 25, 2013
Support after a severe brain injury. In February of 2009, when he was 15 years old, Dustin McGuinness suffered a severe brain injury while playing a hockey tournament in Durango, Colorado. He spent several months in various stages of a coma, and as a result had to relearn almost every normal everyday human function. Dustin is 19 now, and recently graduated from high school in Gunniso…

Giving Back to the Skulborstad Family

June 20, 2013
Help after a tragic event. In May of 2013, the worst thing that can possibly happen to a parent occurred, when Leif and Vikki Skulborstad lost their beautiful two year old daughter Carli to a heart ailment called pulmonary hypertension. The Army of Darkness hockey team, and we at DAWG Nation, wanted the “Skullys” to know that they’re in our thoughts and prayers. The Skullys have always be…

Giving Back to Shannon Lusso

June 15, 2013
Support after an unexpected injury. Shannon Lusso was dancing at a club one evening and was hit by an out of control patron. When he struck her, she fell to the ground hitting her head knocking her unconscious. She was taken to a hospital by ambulance and they determined she had a minor fracture of the skull and a brain bleed. Her subsequent non-insured hospital stay resulted in astronom…

Giving Back to Keith Horstman

March 25, 2013
Help with medical expenses. Keith has been playing hockey most of his life, and is a fixture on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the SDOHL, which is an over-40 league at the Foothills Ice Arena. Whether playing in the more competitive Tuesday Select League, or more socially on Thursday nights, Keith has a great demeanor, and is a terrific teammate. After never suffering a serious injury in …

Giving Back to Bob Wolff

March 20, 2013
Help with uncovered medical expenses. Bob began his hockey career just two years ago. He is 62 years old and always wanted to play, but he never had the opportunity. Then the desire to begin playing surfaced again, after watching his novice son Jeff play hockey for the first time. Bob discovered that most of the players on the ice were just getting started, and finally took the leap. He join…

Giving Back to Shawn Leonard

December 25, 2012
Help after major heart surgery. A longtime hockey player in several local leagues, Shawn has recently gone through major heart surgery, but now is on the road to recovery. He hopes to play again by the summer of 2013, and we’ll happily welcome him back. This season, DAWG Nation has become partners with the new team in town, the minor league Denver Cutthroats. A special night was set …

Giving Back to Cody Beekman 2012

October 25, 2012
Assistance after a tragic accident. Cody Beekman is everything that DAWG Nation is all about. On Halloween in 2011, Cody’s car was struck by a drunk driver, and he was paralyzed from the chest down. When we got word of this, and got to know Cody and the Beekman family, we knew we had to jump in and help. In our most labor intensive project yet, we were able to build two ramps, a bathroom,…
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