GLOVES OFF for mental illness. Select a team below, join the challenge, donate and share!

Campaign Complete

Thanks for your help! Check out what we accomplished:

Total Amount Raised: $7,555.00
Winning Team
Pavelich Family All Stars!

Pavelich Family All Stars!

$4,475.00 raised
2nd Place
Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team and Family

Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team and Family

$1,113.00 raised
3rd Place
the ranch board of directors

the ranch board of directors

$600.00 raised
Team Next Shift powered by George Hughes

Team Next Shift powered by George Hughes

$425.00 raised
FallinStars

FallinStars

$361.00 raised
1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors

1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors

$305.00 raised
 Andy Sutton and Team Verbero Hockey

Andy Sutton and Team Verbero Hockey

$266.00 raised
Rink of Dreams captained by Barry Shelley

Rink of Dreams captained by Barry Shelley

$10.00 raised
Below, you can see the original fundraiser.
Total Amount Raised $7,555
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Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team and Family

We not only talk smack. We deliver it! The 1980 Olympic Hockey Team leads the way in fundraising challenge and video competition and want your help!

About the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team:  Famously known for upending the heavily-favored USSR team on the hockey rink, our team went on to Olympic Glory and the phrase "Do you believe in miracles?" was forever attached to our gold medal performance! Now, we are banding together to take the stand in support of those battling with brain disease or injury. And, we're going to show those other teams competing against us how Olympians do it! Join us by participating in the challenge and donating. Remember, proceeds go to The Ranch, where dedicated men and women reach out to those families and victims of mental illness and brain injury! Together, we are a winning combination!

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us?
Your donation to the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch so that we can further the cause of aiding those battling brain disease and injury. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $1,113.00
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Do you 'believe in miracles?' WE DO! Join Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team as it competes in the 'Gloves Off' video challenge below and raise money to fight mental illness and brain injuries!

We shocked the world in 1980 and we're going to shock our competitors in this video challenge Want to join a winning team? Then that is US! Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here to help Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!
    Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Recent Donations for the Jean's 1980 Olympic Hockey Team and Family team

  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Richard Conkey donated $50.00.
  • Maggie Myers donated $25.00.
  • Jan Volimas donated $50.00.
  • Todd & Liz Stroessner donated $100.00.
  • Julie Jones donated $25.00.
  • Scott Burton donated $50.00.
  • Leigh Ann Kaminski donated $50.00.
  • Sharon Polcher donated $25.00.
  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Jean Gevik donated $22.00.
  • Kimberley Miklya donated $100.00.
  • Ann Park donated $50.00.
  • Stacey Gillis donated $50.00.
  • Derek Duvall donated $25.00.
  • Carolyn DeCenzo donated $50.00.
  • Christopher Gevik donated $100.00.
  • Jennifer Gevik donated $100.00.
  • Elise Starr donated $16.00.
  • Andrew Kuligowski donated $25.00.
  • Jean Gevik donated $100.00.
  • Anna Marie Marx donated $50.00.

Pavelich Family All Stars!

Pavelich Family All Stars checks the competition against the boards in fundraising challenge for The Ranch!

About the Pavelich Family All Stars:
It all began here in a small and crowded home on Fayal Avenue in Eveleth MN. In 1940 L-R: Joe & Marge, Ki, Ann, Mandie, Grandma (Anna), John, Frank, Grandpa (Mike), and Tom. These are all gone now, but they raised a bunch of kids we all call Cousin. And the cousins had more kids, and you guessed it, they've had their kids too. We are a mighty bunch.

Three cousins are missing now, having gone before their time; Jim, Michael and Mark. Today we rally together, friends and family, to do our part for mental wellness. Inspired by Mark's life and death, we are taking an active roll in the renovation of a building down in Sauk Centre MN, on an estate of The Eagles Healing Nest. The building will be called "The Ranch."

We do this in answer to Mark's call upon us to provide a place where men and women who struggle, as Mark did, with mental illness can find a safe place to find wellness. At The Ranch – Teammates For Life those who enter will be loved, cared for, and equipped to regain mental wellness.

You can help by joining our team, donating to the cause, and sharing the dream with those you love.

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life:The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.

How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.

You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.

What can you do to help? Your donation to the Pavelich Family All Stars boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $4,475.00
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The Pavelich Family rallies its loyal friends to dominate in this fundraising competition and video challenge! Join us to boost our standings on the leaderboard to help The Ranch!

It's a family affair with the Pavelichs as we dominate this fundraising challenge and video competition, but we can't do it alone. Join us to make a difference and have fun doing it! Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN! see example below.
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here on Pavelich Family All Stars and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!
    Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Pavelich Family All Stars! Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the Pavelich Family All Stars! team

  • Marilu Knorr donated $200.00.
  • Quint Jensen donated $50.00.
  • Teresa & John JOERN donated $100.00.
  • Kathleen Ley donated $100.00.
  • Mary Grahek donated $50.00.
  • Marianne Jensen donated $1,000.00.
  • Dennis Pap donated $100.00.
  • mark & Ane moss donated $400.00.
  • Jack Pavelich donated $100.00.
  • mike & pat pavelich donated $400.00.
  • Kenneth Kelsey donated $100.00.
  • albert kennedy donated $100.00.
  • Charles A. Obligato donated $100.00.
  • John Joern donated $50.00.
  • Janet and Markus Keel donated $100.00.
  • Doris Baxter donated $100.00.
  • Elizabeth Eppley donated $75.00.
  • Lawrence Riley donated $100.00.
  • Teresa & John JOERN donated $250.00.
  • gary whitney donated $100.00.
  • Mark Berenschot donated $100.00.
  • Nicole Liening donated $100.00.
  • Kathy Sandahl donated $100.00.
  • Nancy J Arena donated $25.00.
  • Peggy Oberstar donated $50.00.
  • Anna Marie Marx donated $25.00.
  • Jack Pavelich donated $500.00.

Team Next Shift powered by George Hughes

George Hughes and Next Shift Hockey Podcast takes a back seat to NO ONE in fundraising competition!

About George Hughes and Next Shift Hockey: George Hughes, known as a "smooth skating, offensive defenseman" was an American professional player. Before turning Pro, Hughes played NCAA Men's Division 1 hockey for St. Lawrence University, where he was 2-year team captain.  In his senior year of college, he was voted 2012-2013 All-American after leading the NCAA in defensive scoring. Hughes is currently working with The Shift Group where he is recruiting and guiding athletes into sales professionals and other roles, as well as connecting companies with new hires. .

About Next Shift:  Next Shift is a multi-media, hockey platform created by former players - for the sports and professional world. We founded by sharing life-defining stories and lessons-learned. Each story shared aims to shows how adversity faced as an athlete can mold and create the proper mindset and skills to help us find and reach our post-sports goals and dreams as professionals, innovators and leaders.​Our platform is here to equip each other to take on every opportunity, by leveraging that adversity, those lessons-learned, the friendships made and reestablishing that 'athletes mindset' to win the game of life. 

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us? Your donation to Team Next Shift boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch so that we can further the cause of aiding those battling brain disease and injury. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $425.00
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Nobody outskates Team Next Shift and Captain George Hughes in video and fundraising challenge!

Next Shift Hockey Podcast and Captain George Hughes proudly goes where no fundraising team has gone before. Join him to boost his team's standing on the leader board. Here is what you do:

  •   find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here for  Next Shift and
  • UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!

Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Recent Donations for the Team Next Shift powered by George Hughes team

  • Sophia Skouras donated $25.00.
  • Gunnar Hughes donated $25.00.
  • Allison Hughes donated $50.00.
  • Aleca Hughes donated $25.00.
  • George S. Hughes donated $100.00.
  • George Hughes donated $200.00.

Rink of Dreams captained by Barry Shelley

Its 'slap shot time' as Rink of Dreams and Captain Barry Shelley compete in fundraising competition for The Ranch!

About Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help? Your donation to the Rink of Dreams boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $10.00
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Rink of Dreams is in power play mode as they compete in video challenge for The Ranch!

Rink of Dreams, with team captain Barry Shelley, knows how to fill the net and is mobilizing its posse to crush the competition in this video challenge. Join Barry and Team and enjoy the ride by participating below. Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here on Rink of Dreams and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!
    Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Recent Donations for the Rink of Dreams captained by Barry Shelley team

  • Andrew Kuligowski donated $10.00.

1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors

The 1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors faceoff to win fundraising competition for The Ranch!

About the 1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors: We are loud and we are proud as we forever carry the legacy and memory forward as the Facebook site honoring our 1980 Olympic champions. We are going to show that pride as we compete against other so-called pretenders to the fundraising throne on behalf of The Ranch, and ask that you join us in showing everyone who's boss.

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us? Your donation to the 1980 Miracle On Ice Collectors boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch so that we can further the cause of aiding those battling brain disease and injury. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $305.00
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Another Miracle on Ice as the Collectors declare a decisive victory in fundraising and video/photo competition.

It's all about sharing the love and the message to help individuals served by The Ranch. No better team exists to flex its fundraising muscles than the 1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors. Join us as we rock this competition. Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here on The Facebook Group (1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors) and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!

Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Recent Donations for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Collectors team

  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Shawn Kirschner donated $16.00.
  • Paul Orlin donated $16.00.
  • Travis Underdahl donated $50.00.
  • George Soule donated $16.00.
  • Ron Hoffman donated $50.00.
  • Charley Tripp donated $25.00.
  • Lori Harrenstien donated $75.00.
  • George Soule donated $16.00.
  • Brian Finch donated $16.00.

the ranch board of directors

The Ranch Board of Directors flashes its mad fundraising skills in competition!

We're the Board of Directors for The Ranch: We do more than talk. We skate. We score! And we set the tone for others to see as we rock this fundraising challenge for our cause to aid those struggling with brain injury or brain disease. Though our cause is serious, we're having serious fun showing everyone else how it's done!

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us? Your donation to the Board of Directors team boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch so that we can further the cause of aiding those battling brain disease and injury. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $600.00
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The Board of Directors checks all competition against the boards in fundraising challenge for The Ranch!

The Board of Directors at The Ranch truly appreciate everyone's assistance in raising money for the cause, but we are in game mode as we hit the ice in this fundraising competition, with YOUR HELP! Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here The Ranch Board of Directors and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!
    Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

the ranch board of directors Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the the ranch board of directors team

  • TJ Gorence donated $250.00.
  • Rendace Family donated $50.00.
  • Karen Farrell donated $25.00.
  • Jason Barry donated $200.00.
  • Elise Starr donated $50.00.
  • Scott Kelsey donated $25.00.

FallinStars

FallinStars aims for the moon in fundraising competition for The Ranch!

About Barry Beck and FallinStars

Barry Beck: In 1977, Barry was the second overall NHL pick behind Dale McCourt, going to the Colorado Rockies. He set a record for a rookie defenseman scoring 22 goals. That record would be broken ten years later by Brian Leetch of the NY Rangers with 23 goals. Brian’s record still stands today.  On Nov. 4th 1979, in a monumental trade for 5 players, Barry was sent to the New York Rangers.  He eventually became the Captain for the Rangers for 5 seasons, before succumbing to a number of shoulder injuries and subsequent surgeries. He retired, but set his mind on a comeback in 1990, when a phone call from Wayne Gretzky came asking him to join the Los Angeles Kings. From there, he would retire once again before the end of the season. Barry Beck created FallinStars as a legacy for his son Brock Beck and his good friend Mark Pavelich. They were connected through their hearts and spirits. The star logo made up with their initials, represents stars fall from Heaven, but with their rebirth returns them to Heaven.
FallinStars:
We’re here to show the community, by example, positive initiatives which help manage and improve mental health. Our values are; To empower young people through education, well-being, athletics, music and the arts, bringing hope through a creative response to mental health.  “Nature is Therapy” and “Respect Mental Health”. Our team at FallinStars wants to reach out to as many people as we can.

About The Ranch: Teammates for Life: The Ranch – Teammates for Life is a nonprofit 501c3 organization aimed at providing a healthy and purposeful life for those former athletes and military combat veterans who have suffered trauma in their lives.This Non-Profit Organization was inspired by hockey teammates who, like so many others, were facing some of life’s biggest challenges.
How did we start? The dreamer who conceived the idea of The Ranch – Teammates for Life – was former New York Ranger’s Captain Barry Beck. Mark Pavelich, a fellow New York Ranger teammate and member of the 1980 Gold Medal Olympic (Miracle on Ice) hockey team was suffering from mental health issues as a result of the brain trauma he sustained over the years. As in their past, Barry protected Pav and rallied for his support. Mark embraced the idea of The Ranch after learning he wasn’t alone in the struggle. Teammates help each other on and off the ice, so not surprisingly, they were then joined by former NHL players, Clint Malarchuk and Tom Gorence, as well as Jean Pavelich Gevik, Mark’s sister. Since then, others have joined in. All are driven by the same passion to help one another.
You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us? Your donation to the FallinStars team boosts our position on the Fund Duel leader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch so that we can further the cause of aiding those battling brain disease and injury. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

raised $361.00
days left 0

Fundraising with FallinStars is a riot. Join the video challenge below, donate and share!

We take fundraising and mental wellness seriously and are determined to show that in this video competition. We cannot do it alone, and ask you to join us in this challenge to raise more money than our friendly competitors. Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here for  Next Shift and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!
    Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

FallinStars Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the FallinStars team

  • Jack Pavelich donated $50.00.
  • Alex Ngan donated $25.00.
  • Michael Lam donated $50.00.
  • Marie Etts donated $20.00.
  • Elise Starr donated $16.00.
  • Anonymous donated $25.00.
  • Marie Etts donated $25.00.
  • Marie Etts donated $25.00.
  • Marie Etts donated $25.00.
  • Adam Lipinski donated $50.00.
  • Dom Browne donated $50.00.

Andy Sutton and Team Verbero Hockey

No one messes with Team Verbero Hockey in this fundraising competition and video challenge for The Ranch!

About Team Verbero Hockey and Andy Sutton: Anyone that knows hockey knows how critical the proper equipment is when designed for safety, function and aesthetic appeal. Verbero is an industry leader in innovation, including the sports first carbon-fibre hockey skates. Our outreach across North America and Europe is extensive as we have catapulted to the highest echelons of product development, but we are all about giving back! As a team competing to raise money for The Ranch and Teammates for Life, we are excited to show off our fundraising muscle to raise more money than our friendly competitors and bring needed funds to the cause of those struggling with brain injuries and brain disease.

About The Ranch:
Our mission: To offer a healthy, therapeutic, and supportive environment for those affected by mental illness and brain disorders. To provide a future of optimism, freedom from barriers, and the opportunity to live full, independent lives, with a new beginning.
Who are we? We are hockey players and soldiers! We’ve been on the front lines and experienced or seen the effects of traumatic brain injuries. With assistance from family and friends, we are a team committed to helping and supporting teammates and military veterans that are in emotional distress whether it be brain injuries, PTSD, or other forms of Mental Illness. Their struggle is our motivation to provide a healing center that helps them reach mental wellness in a setting that would include a variety of healing activities: animals, fishing, equine therapy, music, and camaraderie.
Why us? Because we’ve lived it and are living it now! Hundreds of our teammates and military heroes are suffering in silence. They need our help. Now is the time to focus our attention on this pressing issue, to shift into actions that support those struggling to live their purpose, on purpose.

You Should Know: Before leaving us, Mark asked us to keep it going for his Teammates and for our Veterans, the “real heroes” in his words. For the military who served and fought in battle together there is a saying – leave no man behind. At The Ranch, that rings true as well. It’s all for one and one for all.
What can you do to help us? Your donation to Team Verbero boosts our position on the Fund Duelleader board, but more importantly, the funds go to the men and women that operate The Ranch. Join the challenge by uploading your photo or video by selecting the blue "join the challenge" button...donate on your own upload, and qualify to win prizes.

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Verbero Hockey is ALL IN to win the "Gloves Off" video challenge and raise money to finght mental illness!

Verbero Hockey and all its followers, fans and tribe show how its done in this video challenge and invite you to join them in participating below. Here is what you do:

  • find a pair of gloves...work gloves, boxing, hockey, snow mittens, kitchen mittens, latex...its doesn't matter.
  • grab your smartphone and record a 30 second video of you dropping your gloves like hockey gladiators ready to go at each other on the ice. Tell everyone it's time to take off the gloves and challenge your friends to join you in the cause! Show your snarl, get nasty, say it with a funny voice, wear a wig, a goalie mask...GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!
  • select the blue "join the challenge" button here on team Verbero Hockey and UPLOAD your video. When you do, you've created your own URL that you can share by copying the link!
  • make sure to DONATE on your video once you've uploaded it.
  • using your new URL link, share with everyone on your social media, email, phone texts
  • challenge five friends personally to visit your link and donate!

Remember:  fun and cool prizes will be randomly awarded for funniest, meanest, most colorful uploads with donations on them, so join in!

Andy Sutton and Team Verbero Hockey Challenge Leaderboard

Vote for your favorite photo or video by donating!

Recent Donations for the Andy Sutton and Team Verbero Hockey team

  • Douglas Famigletti donated $25.00.
  • David Iles donated $100.00.
  • David Bilodeau donated $25.00.
  • Elise Starr donated $16.00.
  • Scott Kelsey donated $100.00.