Supporting the Ice Dogs

The Washington Ice Dogs program is a 501(c)(3)  charitable organization that relies on donations and volunteers to provide a weekly hockey team experience to its players at a reduced cost to families.  All donations are tax deductible. Donations offset the cost of practice ice, equipment, tournament fees and transportation. The team provides scholarships to players as needed.    We believe that the benefits of special hockey are significant and we do not want the cost of playing hockey to prevent players from participating. Volunteers help with practices, fundraising and administration duties.  

You can donate your time by volunteering. We also accept and deeply appreciate monetary donations.

$400 pays for an hour of practice ice
$250 pays for player season fees
$100 pays for new skates
$60 pays for a new helmet

But we appreciate any amount, truly, from the bottom of our hearts. Every time one of our players achieves something they have never achieved before - even putting their helmet on for the first time - it's a big deal to us. And, not all victories show up on the scoreboard. 


Other ways to help:

The Ice Dogs program currently benefits from a number of passive fundraising programs including CFC, Amazon Smile, Wreaths Across America, Boon Supply and individual Run for the Dogs efforts.   Please consider supporting these fundraising efforts and sharing them with your contacts to maximize our success. Please contact us at if you have other fundraising suggestions.


Federal employees, including those in the military, can choose to support the Ice Dogs in this year's Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC,  of the National Capital Area.  Federal workers can designate Special Hockey Washington as their charity for the CFC year and our team receives those donations.  Federal employees have between September 1 and December 15 to designate Special Hockey Washington as the recipient.  Our CFC title and number is: Washington Special Hockey - 82570.

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America (WAA) is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The Ice Dogs are selling wreaths to be placed at a cemetery in honor of those who fought for our country. Additionally, the Ice Dogs will make a field trip to Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 15 to lay wreaths. To donate and/or purchase a wreath, please follow these instructions. To sponsor multiple wreaths, please download these instructions.  For any questions, please contact Melissa Schaab, Program Director at

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Special Hockey Washington is listed as an organization to support.