Giving Back

Giving Back to Doug Smail

A donation after a tragic event. Doug Smail, a former NHL star and long time hockey coach was dealt the worst blow any parent can be dealt when he lost his son Cody in 2011. Cody was a… Read More

Giving Back to Sophie Lee

Help with unexpected medical expenses. Harvey Lee’s daughter Sophie contracted E Coli and this quickly led to a domino effect, including kidney failure, fluid in the lungs (for which she had to have a breathing tube inserted), and… Read More

Giving Back to  Becca Durbahn

Help with medical bills. Becca had a back injury some time ago that required surgery last year. Her recovery is up and down with times that she can play hockey and times she can’t sit up. She is… Read More

Giving Back to Cody Beekman

Help with accessibility and rehabilitation expenses. Recently, Dawg Nation discovered that previous recipient, Cody Beekman, needed help to continue his rehabilitation at the Spinal Cord Injury Center. Cody Beekman is everything that Dawg Nation is all about. On… Read More

Giving Back to Shane Wakeland

Help with extended medical expenses. On July 8, 2014, during an adult hockey game at Foothills Ice Rink, Shane was taken off the ice in a stretcher straight to the hospital. Shane broke his tibia and fibula and… Read More

Giving Back to Greg “Red” Hidden Family

Help after a tragic event. Dawg Nation teamed with our brothers and sisters in stripes to honor Greg “Red” Hidden. Red was a long time fixture in the Colorado hockey community and will be missed by all. Red’s… Read More

Giving Back to Craig Moilanen

Help with growing medical bills. Craig is near and dear to our heart as this young father and husband as endured so much in the last eighteen months. Craig is battling leukemia and was a DN recipient in… Read More

Giving Back to Les Borsheim

Help with rehabilitation expenses. Les is fixture in the Northern Colorado hockey scene. Before a life changing motorcycle accident in 2008, Les was a rough and tumble forward for the Loveland based Colorado Eagles. Les is currently a… Read More

Giving Back to Christopher Earls

Help with mounting medical bills. Chris Earls is local adult player in the battle of his life. Chris has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and faces difficult challenges every day. Chris received a $5,000 check at Dawg Nation’s inaugural… Read More

Giving Back to Guy Kennedy

Help with medical expenses. Guy Kennedy is an adult hockey player and youth hockey coach. This quiet family man is a great husband, devoted father and cherished teammate. Guy recently encountered the difficult news of cancer in his… Read More