Giving Back to Al Sterner


Help with cataract surgery.

Al Sterner is one of the original members of DAWG Nation, and has been a goalie for the club since 2005. He also has been very involved with the DNHF charity, coordinating the rules, schedules, and scoring staff for the annual DAWG Bowl hockey tourney, and Tee It Up golf tourney.

His pet project for the past two years has been the DNHF Teddy Bear Toss, along with the Denver Cutthroats. Fans throw stuffed animals on the ice, and they are then donated to the Denver Santa Claus Shop. Over 2000 toys have found their way into Denver area homes.

This year, Al was diagnosed with advanced cataracts, leaving him legally blind in one eye, and very impaired in the other. There are many words that do not go very well together- “blind” and “goalie” are two of those words. So his DAWG Nation family stepped up, and helped pay for his surgery, which will allow him to continue to play the game he loves so much.

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