DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation Mission Statement
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.
DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to providing opportunities for persons with and without disabilities to gain confidence and independence through participation in national and international amateur ice hockey events, and to support local, national and international amateur ice hockey players and their families in times of crisis.
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.
What We Stand For
DAWG Nation believes in the power of ice hockey to give persons with and without disabilities the opportunity to gain independence and confidence through playing ice hockey and in the power of the ice hockey community to help amateur ice hockey players and their families in times of need.
At DAWG Nation, we believe that every ice hockey player regardless of level or ability should Play Hard. Play Fair. Give Back.TM
Since its inception the Foundation has been able to give out over $1,700,000 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.