Scott Taylor

December 6, 2022
September, 2022:   When it rains it pours,  the Taylors  have taken another huge hit. The DAWG community stepped up huge to share love and support helping Scott recover from his shattered ankle.  But now we call on the community once again, as we learn the Taylors have just lost everything they had when their home recently went up in flames. Half of the home was scorched…

Les Borsheim

November 19, 2022
What a weekend, and it ain’t done yet!! Two big checks on Friday night capped off a wildly successful Hocktoberfest. After getting a few z’s I was right back at it as we spent last night in Loveland on yet another Dawg Nation fundraiser, this one near and dear to my heart. It was absolutely mind blowing to witness the generosity at the Budweiser Event Center as the Eagle faithful joined our nob…

Michael “Sully” Sullivan

November 18, 2022
…. And 400 of your closest friends: On Friday night DAWG Nation showed up in the hundreds to cheer on their pals as the Germans and Czechs competed to see who’s brewing skills would reign supreme.  Milan Hejduk and Jan Hejda draw quite the crowd but, ultimately, the night belonged to Mike Sullivan and Kevin Larson. Family and friends gathered in huge numbers tonight to help these two gre…

In Memory of Rob Hamblin

November 3, 2022
Coach’s Show with Coach Carle: It was great to see everyone again as Rob Hamblin funneled into the outdoor seating area at campus lounge.  Big Thanks to everyone who made the trip through a less than pleasant snow storm in order to celebrate Rob on this week’s edition of the the “Coach’s Show With Dave Carle.”  Family and friends filled the room and grabbed a drink while Marty spoke with…

Logan Lussier

October 25, 2022
It was yet another night of GIVING BACK as we were able to completely surprise the Lussier family at the Berg Haus in Castle Pines. Logan Lussier, a rising star at Castle View High School, suffered a brutal compound fracture earlier this year. The medical bills stacked up as the injury occurred out of state and required a stay of several days in a Boston hospital. Tonight we combined forces wit…

Lily Palan

October 5, 2022
Twice as Nice: Many of us got to meet the Palans at this year’s, “Tee it Up For DAWG Nation” event.  The Palans were one of the benefactors of this years golf tournament where we were able to hand them a check for $20,000 to help with Lily’s medical expenses.  We had an amazing turnout this year and were graciously joined by Stanley Cup winning coach Jared Bednar, and 3-time paralympic gol…

John Lumley

October 5, 2022
CIHRA Leaves no Official Behind: It was quite a night at “Stix Crafthouse” in Arvada as we joined the hockey community on lifted up up three more deserving families! John Lumley, Danny Kirkovich and Lily Palan. John Lumley cheated death last month when his apartment building became engulfed in flames. John had to escape through a second story window and his beloved feline was saved by…

Kevin Larson

September 21, 2022
Kevin Larson was born in 1992 and began his hockey journey back in 1997 in the small town of Bemidji, Minnesota playing against some of the best competition in the country.  Growing up with many lakes around, he became an avid fisherman enjoying the warmer months and honed in his skills on the ice during the winter.  After graduating from Bemidji Senior High School he went on to play …

Giving Back to Crissa Doeppke

September 17, 2022
 On Thursday night we were again reminded of how Dawg Nation got its start. Friends and Teammates of Crissa Doeppke gathered at the infamous Benders Bar & Grill for a hang. Behind the scenes, Hilary McNeish had activated the power of the hockey community and began passing the hat back in July. Hilary, alongside friends Lisa, Stephanie, and Shawn  set out to help their friend with expen…

Hilary Tayloe

September 12, 2022
An absolutely gorgeous day at the University of Denver Golf Club, the perfect setting for the 2022 “Tee it Up for Dawg Nation” event.  Although golf was on everyone’s mind, GIVING BACK was the theme of day.  The Tayloe family were the beneficiary of this years tournament, and it was a great success.  With Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar in attendance we were able to collectively lend a helpin…

Justin Waldron

September 12, 2022
AN UNWELCOME DIAGNOSIS RETURNS Justin was recently diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia affecting his spleen. This is the second time in his life to have cancer. The first time was when he was 4. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, “J Wall” overcame leukemia in his childhood and found hockey. He fell in love with the sport and played for Arvada Youth Hockey, De…

Mason Venegoni

August 31, 2022
It was quite a day in Belleville, Illinois as the St Louis Dawgs hosted an amazing Cornhole event and lifted up yet another family! 10 year old Mason Venegoni is young goalie that recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. The surgery was a difficult but successful one and this little goaltender is now on the road to recovery! Now the “no coincidences” part! Former St Lou…
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