Kevin Miller Check Presentation

Giving Back to Kevin Miller

December 10, 2021
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

December 7, 2021
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

December 2, 2021
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

November 26, 2021
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

November 9, 2021
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

November 6, 2021
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

October 27, 2021
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…

Giving Back to Mike Morgan

October 1, 2021
DAWG Nation Pre Wedding Crashers After breaking his leg in six places at DAWG Bowl XI, we wanted to make sure we set Mike Morgan and his lovely bride Lisa Wirth on the right path in their marriage which took place on October 2, 2021. The DAWGS ventured up the long dark winding roads near Grandby to find the pre wedding party at the invitation of nominator Christina Montoya. A quick pop in an…
Van Stone Check Presentation

Giving Back to Van Stone

September 17, 2021
From Volunteer to Recipient We surprised the Stone family, Van and Nicole with a check presentation on Monday, September 13, 2021 as the official recipients of the 2021 Tee It Up for DAWG Nation Invitational. Van Stone was coming to “volunteer” with his friend Therese Saurber. Van was helping pass out the official Breckenridge Brewery beer at hole ten. We had asked him, his wife Nicole, an…
Kroha Check Presentation

Giving Back to Baby Kroha

September 8, 2021
A Special Night for Baby (TJ) Kroha It was a another very special night as the hockey community stepped up once again to lift a family in their time of need. A packed house at the Edge Ice Arena witnessed a moving presentation to a grateful Nick and Courtney Kroha. The young couple is expecting their first child (T.J.) in October and were recently dealt the difficult news that their baby boy…

Giving Back to Spencer Morton

August 21, 2021
Celebrating Spencer In Jackson, Wyoming DAWG Nation paired up with the Jackson Hole Moose to put on an incredible event to support Spencer’s family and celebrate his life. Over the weekend family, friends, and community members joined us in a hockey game and weekend to give back! Spencer’s hockey journey and community were all incorporated during this weekend to show love, from his past at…
Dave Notartomaso Check Presentation

Giving Back to Dave Notartomaso

August 17, 2021
Pausing for Some Giving Back The Mallards paused before their Tuesday skate to lend a hand to their long time friend and fellow skater, Dave Notartomaso. DAWG Nation partnered with the Mallards and company in an effort to help raise funds to help Dave continue his recovery from seizures and the financial and logistical complications that come with seizures. All About Hockey …
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