Defending The Blue Line® is helping children of armed service members stick with hockey programs.

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Adirondack Marathon - In Memory of Richard Curadi

September 28, 2014

Seth Appert, head men’s hockey coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be running in the Adirondack Marathon in memory of Richard Curadi. Donate $26.20 or more and receive a commemorative coin.

DTBL Challenge Coin

The military has a long-standing tradition of carrying coins that symbolize unit identity and brotherhood. Defending The Blue Line® now has it's own Challenge Coin which will be awarded to those who distinguish themselves in support of DTBL. The coins are numbered and will be tracked via our website.

See the Photos from the Great River Ragnar Relay

August 15 - 16, 2014

A group of 6 local soldiers teamed up to race in the Great River Ragnar to support DTBL. They ran from Winona to Minneapolis. As they went through Cochrane, WI they ran through Orlin Brommer's Memorial of Flags. See the photos!

Defending The Base Line

Defending The Base Line is DTBL's new program to bring baseball and softball benefits to military kids. Watch for upcoming events. Apply for equipment, grants, and MLB game tickets to the Minnesota Twins and the Washington National.

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Photos from the Camo Classic Golf Event

June 30, 2014

Check out all of the great photos from the Camo Classic Golf Event at The Meadows at Mystic Lake in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

"Thoughts From The Bench" by Coach Hal Tearse

Proceeds from book go to DTBL

Hal Tearse is a long-time coach and excellent writer about coaching and safety issues in hockey. He recently compiled several of his works into a book and is donating all of the proceeds to DTBL so that youngsters whose parents are serving our country will get a chance to play the great game of hockey

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Pro Ambitions Hockey Camp


This season Pro Ambitions Hockey has partnered with DTBL to offer Military Children who qualify, 20% off on any of their camps. You can see their camps here.

Robby Glantz Power Skating

Robby Glanz Power Skating donates 1 free slot per hockey camp to DTBL military kids each season. Slots for these camps are located throughout the nation.

Cathys Power Skating

Cathy Andrade of Cathy's Power Hour provides free slots for DTBL military kids for her camps.

Carroll Goalie School

CGS hockey school covers proper stance, glove positioning, goalie-specific skating, lateral movements, save techniques and establishing good work habits. Goalies will feel confident they have built foundation for continued success.

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The NHLPA Goals and Dreams Foundation has donated over $300,000 in equipment and financial support to DTBL. With their help DTBL has been able to outfit well over 500 military kids with top of the line gear.

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Thank you to the National Pond Hockey Championship 2014 for for raising $55,000 for DTBL and the military kids.

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