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Hawks Fans Back Warrior Scholarships

By WBH, 02/01/22, 1:00PM CST


Dave Aumer Memorial Fund Receives $16.50 Campaign Spotlight

The Waterloo Warriors enter the final month of their schedule one point out of first place in the Midwest High School Hockey League.  Whatever the outcome, after this exciting season ends the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship will be presented to a deserving Warriors senior, and this month Cedar Valley sports fans can help make future scholarships available as part of the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.

Each month from October through April, Waterloo Black Hawks supporters and 1650 “The Fan” listeners are encouraged to contribute $16.50 to a designated charitable cause through the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.  The Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Aumer, a youth advocate and supporter of the Waterloo Warriors hockey program.  Dave’s family and friends established this scholarship as a living legacy to his memory and love of hockey.  Warriors seniors who are in good team standing, have maintained a 2.5 grade point average or better, and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution, (full- or part-time) are eligible.  The scholarship fund is managed by the Waterloo Community Foundation.  This will be the third consecutive year that the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund has benefitted from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.

“During the last couple of seasons, this has been the most popular $16.50 Campaign cause among our fans,” said Joe Greene, Black Hawks president of business operations.  “February is the shortest month of any year, but I hope that this will be the best month ever as we strive for 100 contributions, which would be enough to support three of these scholarships.”

The goal is for 100 people or more to donate the manageable amount of $16.50 each month and together provide a bigger lift than any of them could make individually.  To provide an electronic donation this month or to find out details about contributing by check, 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 over 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 15 seasons.

About 1650, The Fan/Coloff Media – 1650, The Fan (KCNZ), 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 2021/22 season.