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Aumer Scholarship Boosted by $16.50 Campaign 

By WBH, 03/05/21, 5:30PM CST

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Hawks Fans Follow Up on Disrupted November Effort

During November, the Waterloo Black Hawks played just two of ten scheduled games.  Alterations to the schedule had wide-ranging effects, including limiting the ability of the organization to highlight the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund as part of the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.  As a result, the Hawks, 1650 The Fan, and Slumberland Furniture are making the Aumer Scholarship fund the organization which benefits from the campaign once again during the month of March.

“This effort to help Waterloo youth and high school hockey players continue to celebrate achievements after they wrap up their Waterloo Warrior careers deserves our full attention,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “It was an easy decision to circle back now that we have found a more consistent routine later in the season.”

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 March.  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.

To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit waterlooblackhawks.com and click on the “$16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland” logo.

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 more than 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 14 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 2020/21 season.