When the Waterloo Black Hawks host the Sioux Falls Stampede on Friday, March 13th, you might hear expressions like “Holy Cow!,” “Holy Smoke!,” or “Holy Moley!” from those in the crowd.
One thing you won’t hear (and hopefully won’t see, either) is “Holey Socks!”
Fans are encouraged to bring only NEW socks for Waterloo’s fourth annual “Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em” game. As in past years, the Black Hawks hope to collect at least 1,000 pairs of socks which will be thrown onto the ice after the first Waterloo goal of the night. All of those socks will then be retrieved and donated to House of Hope and The Cedar Valley Hospitality House, which both serve the homeless of Black Hawk County.
“The Black Hawks organization is very gratified that this event has been taken to heart by our fans,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene. “Most people can’t grab a package of new socks out of the pantry like a non-perishable food item for a food drive; this is something that takes a little more conscious effort. It shows that Black Hawks fans are tuned in to what the team is doing and tuned into helping people in need in this need in the community.”
The Cedar Valley Hospitality House is a daytime shelter in Waterloo open year round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The organization describes its mission as “…uphold[ing] the dignity and value of every human person by providing shelter, basic amenities, and a listening ear to individuals who are homeless or in need.”
House of Hope is a two-year transitional program for homeless single women with children; the organization aspires to “…help each woman identify goals she will need to accomplish and create a stable, secure, and safe home life for her and her children.”
Tickets are on sale now for the matchup with Sioux Falls and all other remaining Black Hawks 2019/20 home games. Order seats by clicking here or call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.