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Join the $16.50 Campaign

By WBH, 09/20/19, 9:30AM CDT


Hawks Fans Can Give an Assist to Local Causes

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.”

"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," noted Jim Coloff of The Fan.  "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 northeast Iowa."  

The first organization which will receive proceeds from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be the Husome Strong Foundation.  The Cedar Falls-based organization’s mission is to assist people who have experienced the loss of a limb and are seeking assistance to realize their full potential after amputation.  Across the country, over 500 people lose a limb each day, most due to injury or illness.  The Husome Strong Foundation was organized in 2016 and has supported adaptive golf programs for amputees in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, shared inspirational stories of those who have overcome limb loss, and continues to grow to meet new opportunities for service to amputees in northeast Iowa.

To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to the Husome Strong Foundation, click here.

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.