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 fourth organization which will receive proceeds from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be The Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
This month, each time Waterloo Black Hawks fans and 1650-AM KCNZ listeners make a donation through the $16.50 Campaign presented by Slumberland Furniture, that contribution will provide 66 meals for those who are food insecure in 16 Iowa counties.
During February, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will benefit from the $16.50 Campaign presented by Slumberland Furniture. With a network of local food pantries and an array of programs focused on children, the elderly, and other segments of the population dealing with hunger, Northeast Iowa Food Bank is efficiently able to deliver meals at the rate of four-per-dollar. The organization serves 18,600 people per month, and distributed 20.6 million meals last year.
Each month as part of the $16.50 Campaign, the objective is for 100 Black Hawks fans to make a modest contribution of $16.50 to the featured charitable organization. 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.
“There are people of all ages, races, education levels, and in almost any other demographic category who deal with food insecurity,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene. “This is not something which only affects people you don’t see. We are very pleased to help an organization with a track record of stretching donations so far to do so much.”
To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to Northeast Iowa Food Bank, 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 Black Hawks 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.