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 third organization which will receive proceeds from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be The Larrabee Center.
Since 1989, The Larrabee Center has helped persons with disabilities and the elderly become or remain valued members of their communities; as the organization moves into its fourth decade of service, Black Hawks fans can support the effort through the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.
The Larrabee Center (TLC) is December’s beneficiary of $16.50 Campaign contributions. TLC’s clients receive assistance to establish safe, community-based living arrangements, transportation, employment training, and more. The non-profit organization operates in Butler, Bremer, and Grundy Counties.
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 Larrabee Center during the month of December. 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.
“The folks that we work with are needing supports in their homes to live independently, to gain access to their community, and also in employment, in being able to connect to jobs that are meaningful and fit their skill base,” said Jessica Gulick, The Larrabee Center’s Employment Services Manager. “We provide transportation as part of both our in-home services and our employment services, so donations from Black Hawks fans will help us maintain some of our vehicles and make a difference in helping us achieve our mission.”
Fans can also support The Larrabee Center year-round by shopping at or donating to the organization’s Trinkets & Togs retail stores in Waverly, Grundy Center, and Cedar Falls.
To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to The Larrabee Center, visit the “$16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland” page.
“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.