Cappy’s Corner

An entertaining blog to help you stay in touch with of our fearless leader. You will have a front row seat to the life and times of Cappy as you bear witness to his life of “no coincidences”. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny, but always inspirational, you won’t want to miss a single post!

Cappy Magic Melts Harts

July 1, 2023
No coincidences of the Hart(ley’s) It’s been quite a whirlwind few months with lots of highlights, but none bigger than what occurred one week ago today. Last fall we chose a “organ donor” theme for Dawg Bowl XIII and that put in motion the biggest “Cappy Magic” surprise I’ve ever attempted. It began when my brother (Nigel) connected with his donor family last fall. The Hartley’s were ro…

Nashville Meets Dawg Father

June 28, 2023
Last day in Smashville as I enjoy a morning coffee reflecting on a couple of amazing days made possible by so many unselfish and kind souls that share a passion to help others. Thank you, what an honor it is to represent you all. Here’s some of pics that made this week so memorable and special. Dream big and impact the world!  

Dream Big!

June 28, 2023
Thank you to everyone that helped get us all the way to Nashville and the NHL Awards! What a ride! No rest for the weary as the time has come to show the world what inclusivity really is. PLEASE help me change the face of disabled sports forever by sharing and helping make this video go viral! The world doesn’t change unless we work together and DREAM BIG!!! Martin Richardson -…

Borsch Brings it Again!

June 21, 2023
The big hearted Borsch has been part of my life for years and often blows me away with little surprises. “Paying it forward” is important to my friend and yesterday he took that up a few notches by donating a signed Knights jersey from Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Marchessault!! Huge thanks to Les and his generosity to help others! You’re a good man buddy!    

Camrud Conquering Colorado

June 17, 2023
We are in the final stages of Dawg Bowl XIII preparation and getting really excited for another memorable five days of changing lives! There will sure to be a ton of memories but what I may be the most excited for is seeing Brayden Camrud in a Top Dawgs sweater for the first time! Brayden was one of only two a Humboldt survivors that suited up for the Broncos the season following rhe cras…

Cozza Gets Inked

June 8, 2023
It was another tat day as Survivor Tony Cozza was added to the long list of Dawgs being inked by Jason “Kermit” Mirault (Inksykum). Tony survived a horrific motorcycle accident that nearly took his life in 2020. Three years later he’s living life to its fullest and today joined 24 others with exact same tat entering our growing “Dawg for Life” club! Jason and I have been friends for seve…

A Hat Trick and OT

June 8, 2023
It was busy day that included a pretty cool hat trick and a perfect overtime! 1 – Hanging with Bedsey and checking out his badass basement of framed jerseys, Stanley Cup memorabilia and Jared & I’s “Cup run” text conversation from last year! 2 – Jared Miller’s Hockey Heals article in the Littleton Independent with a pic of me and one of my favorite people in the world! 3- W…

Shutout the Stigma

May 25, 2023
Opening up about mental health has never been something that was easy for me to do. Growing up in the “suck it up and rub some dirt on it” era has ingrained a vulnerability inside my core that is difficult to pierce. But last night I witnessed what real courage and toughness looks like. Johnny, Sandy and Dr. P are strong, courageous and brave men that are willing to share their difficult stor…

Unknown Childhood Friends

May 25, 2023
I met Thompson “Tommy” Smith in 2015 when I was told about an amazing guy that had founded this thriving hockey group called the Mallards. I then found out that this same fella had built Argus Event Staffing from the ground up, married a Bronco cheerleader, had a beautiful home and two great kids. And I also learned that this beloved man was battling an autoimmune disease that was threatening…

A Day with Torin and Lucas

May 18, 2023
It was an eventful Saturday that included a visit to UC Health and a celebration of the accomplishments of a terrific young man. Torin Perrot had a really scary week that began with a seizure that resulted from a brain infection. Things were touch and go early in the week as Torin fell into septic shock and nearly left us. Thanks to the work of the world class staff at UC Health and Tori…

Skylight’s Annual Crawfish Boil

May 9, 2023
It was quite an afternoon/evening at Skylight Specialists for the annual crawfish boil! Danny and Rob’s team crushed it again and blessed me with the opportunity to share the stories of some amazing people and supporters that allow us to impact the lives of so many. Marty Goss of VELUX wowed us by presenting us with a check for $20k as the the Dawg Bowl Naming Sponsor! Sarah Karr wowed m…

Lady Dawgs in Florida

May 9, 2023
A big thank you to Becky Gartman for the awesome gift on Monday night. Becky captained our first ever women’s team at the “USA Hockey National Championships” in Tampa and came home with this awesome photo plaque of the inaugural squad! And in a “no coincidences” moment, our Lady Dawgs team took on the Lucky Pucks from Florida. The captain of the Lucky Pucks happened to be none other than…
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