When all was said and done, Dawg Bowl VIII was the most memorable and successful event in our storied history. Setting records on all fronts the weekend was once again filled with hugs, smiles, cheers, and of course, tears! This year’s event was showcased with the inclusion of a Humbolt Bronco theme as the hockey world continues to heal from tragic events that occurred on April 6th in Saskatchewan.
We are building a bridge between the disabled athlete, the able-bodied athlete and the educational community.
It is our goal to design, build and operate the nation’s first three sheet hockey arena intended to support both disabled and able-bodied athletes.
We, the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, are committed to supporting the hockey family. By accessing the unique power and compassion of the hockey community, we celebrate life and provide help in times of need.
In January of 2011, a small group of adult recreation league hockey players decided to create a foundation to help others. What started as an idea to honor a fallen friend and “make a difference” has blossomed into an important resource for families in need.
Since its inception the Foundation has generated over $1,650,000; a remarkable feat for such a new organization. More importantly, we have been able to give out, as of October 2017 over $1,000,000 dollars to positively impact the lives of many families in need. For the weekend warrior recovering from a nasty injury or a family dealing with a serious illness, Dawg Nation has provided resources and amazing acts of human kindness that have not only changed the lives of our recipients, but also our volunteers at the same time.
It has been an amazing journey so far, and absolutely could not have occurred without the countless volunteer hours of many, and the incredible generosity of many more.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, please take a few minutes to check out our “Giving Back” page. Our recipients are a very diverse group of men and women, and they’re young and not so young. But what they all have in common is that they are part of our hockey community, and they’ve gone through a difficult period of their lives. Dawg Nation exists to help these people.
A huge “Thank You” to all of you that have made all this possible! You have made and continue to make the world a better place.