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$16.50 Campaign Promotes Adaptive Golf

By WBH, 03/01/22, 10:15AM CST

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Husome Strong Foundation is Featured Cause in March

Despite vastly improved weather, northeast Iowa golf courses aren’t quite open yet.  When golf season does begin, many players who have lost a limb will be able to enjoy the game thanks to the efforts of the Husome Strong Foundation, March’s featured charity through the $16.50 Campaign presented by Slumberland Furniture, the Waterloo Black Hawks, and 1650 “The Fan,” KCNZ-AM.
 
The Husome Strong Foundation came into existence in the wake of a motorcycle accident which cost Black Hawks penalty box announcer Steve Husome a leg.  After a months-long recovery and an outpouring of support from friends in the Cedar Valley, Husome wanted to help others dealing with the effects of limb loss.  His lifelong passion for golf directed the Husome Strong Foundation’s attention to adaptive sports.  Among its endeavors, the organization has provided financial backing for Waterloo public courses to acquire adaptive golf carts, and the foundation holds an adaptive golf clinic each year.

“Obviously Steve lived through a life-changing experience, and with the support of family and friends, he has been able to remain as active as ever.  His mission is to make sure everyone who needs it has the same support and the same opportunity,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “The Black Hawks are proud to share the story of Husome Strong, not just because Steve is our friend, but because we’ve seen firsthand the great work the organization does.”

During March, the Waterloo Black Hawks, Slumberland Furniture, and 1650 The Fan ask you consider the manageable donation of $16.50 for the Husome Strong Foundation.  The objective is for 100 Black Hawks fans and KCNZ listeners to contribute that amount this month.  When those small amounts are pooled together, they can make a big difference.  To make your donation to the Husome Strong Foundation, visit waterlooblackhawks.com/1650.
 
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 15 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 2021/22 season.