Per Waterloo Black Hawks media relations
Waterloo, Iowa–When many people each make a small contribution, it can have a big impact. That’s the inspiration for a new partnership between Slumberland Furniture, 1650 The Fan, and the Waterloo Black Hawks during the 2019/20 hockey season.
Friday, the Black Hawks revealed details about the new $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture. Each month during the Hawks’ schedule, a different local charitable organization will be spotlighted. Fans will be introduced to the non-profit during Black Hawks radio broadcasts on 1650, The Fan, and encouraged to make a contribution in the amount of $16.50 before the month ends. If 100 fans make that manageable donation each month, they will all have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful collective gift of $1,650 at month’s end.
“For years, Slumberland Furniture has taken a prominent role alongside the Black Hawks in our charitable efforts, and this new campaign re-channels Slumberland’s enthusiasm for serving the community,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene, adding, “1650, The Fan, has been our radio partner for two decades, and community service is a strong part of their culture, so this was an opportunity which was a perfect fit all around.”
The second organization which will receive proceeds from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was created in 2017 in memory of Dave Aumer, a youth advocate and supporter of the Waterloo Warriors hockey program. Dave’s family and friends established the fund to benefit graduating senior Warriors high school players who are in good team standing, have maintained a 2.5 or better grade point average, and plan to attend an accredited public or private college or university, vocational technical school, or any other accredited institution. The $500 scholarship is renewable each year the student is enrolled in postsecondary education, and it is managed by the Waterloo Community Foundation.
As part of the $16.50 Campaign, the goal is for 100 Black Hawks fans to make a modest contribution of $16.50 to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund during the month of November. If that goal is achieved, collectively fans will have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful total gift of $1,650 at month’s end.
“That would be a huge success for us,” said Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund Board Member Luke Lesyshen. “That would give us the opportunity to possibly give out two additional scholarships to two other members of the Warriors team. It gives that opportunity for more players to go on to postsecondary schools and get a little assistance for it.”
To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund, click here.
“As the area’s local media company, we are thrilled to be working with two of the best, locally owned organizations in the Cedar Valley,” said Coloff Media Owner/General Manager Jim Coloff, adding, “The Blackhawks not only have a great winning tradition, but a long tradition of helping promote great local causes. And Slumberland’s charitable commitment to our area is well known and appreciated by their many customers around NE Iowa.”
About Slumberland Furniture – Located at 6607 University Avenue in Cedar Falls, Slumberland Furniture provides the Cedar Valley’s finest selection of living room, bedroom, and home décor, chosen for a combination of style, quality, and value. Slumberland Furniture first opened in the Cedar Valley 50 years ago, in 1969, and has been at their current 41,000 square foot location since 2017. Slumberland has partnered with the Black Hawks on a charitable effort for each of the last 13 seasons.
About 1650 The Fan/Coloff Media – 1650, The Fan, and its three Cedar Falls-based sister stations are part of Coloff Media, which includes a dozen community stations throughout Iowa. The Cedar Falls cluster has won five Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, signifying the group’s year-round commitment to community service. All Black Hawks regular season games, home-and-away, can be heard on 1650, The Fan, during the 2019/20 season.