The DAWG Nation Vision
DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is striving to invigorate the Colorado ice hockey community by creating unique events, support, and opportunities for players and their families — all while promoting high standards in health, wellness, generosity, and fair play. We began in 2011 as a small group honoring a fallen teammate. We bonded together, dedicated our resources, and have grown into an influential organization which makes meaningful contributions, positively impacting the entire Colorado hockey community.
An Attainable Vision
This continuing mission has led us to an exciting announcement. DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation will design, construct, and operate the nation’s first multi-sheet hockey facility, which is purpose-built to support both disabled and able-bodied athletes. We know this is ambitious, but with your help, this unique effort will be achieved. We are partnering with some of Colorado’s leading companies, and I hope you’ll join with us to make this dream become a reality!
An Ice Rink Owned and Operated By a Nonprofit
DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that provides opportunities for persons with and without disabilities to gain confidence and independence through participation in national and international amateur ice hockey events. Our goal is to support local, national, and international amateur ice hockey players and their families in times of crisis. At DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation we believe that every ice hockey player regardless of level or ability should play hard, play fair, and give back. We're taking this motto to a whole new level.
Three Sheets for All Types of Athletes
We plan to build a three-sheet ice complex designed to fully accommodate both sled and ice hockey. This rink will connect the surrounding communities in Colorado with youth and adult programs, anchoring several nearby high school programs. The rink will also serve as the home to Colorado Sled Hockey Clubs with the capability of hosting both national and international sled hockey events.
Your contributions matter, and every dollar gets us one step closer to this fantastic vision! Please support this worthy cause and help us bring this one-of-a-kind facility to the Denver Metropolitan area. Thank you DAWGs for all you do!
Martin 'Cappy' Richardson
DAWG Nation President & CEO
Play Hard. Play Fair. Give Back.™
The DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people with and without disabilities to gain confidence and independence through participation in national and international amateur ice hockey events, as well as to supporting local, national, and international amateur ice hockey players and their families during times of crisis. Since its inception DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation has been able to give out millions of dollars to positively impact the lives of many families in need. Do you part to assist the hockey community by volunteering, donating, or sponsoring one of our events or individuals.