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$16.50 Campaign supports Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund in January

Per Waterloo Black Hawks media relations & 1650-102.3 The Fan

Waterloo, Iowa – January’s arrival means there is a new featured cause which will benefit from the $16.50 Campaign, as Slumberland Furniture, 1650 The Fan, and the Waterloo Black Hawks draw attention to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

After each high school hockey season, the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship is presented to one or more deserving Waterloo Warriors senior players.  1650 radio listeners and Black Hawks fans are encouraged to donate $16.50 to the scholarship fund, which was created in memory of Aumer, a youth advocate and supporter of Warriors hockey.  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.

“By the time they are seniors, Warrior players have often been part of the community’s youth hockey program for 10 years or more, and in that time, they will have learned lessons about discipline and determination that will help them long after they finish playing competitively,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “These scholarships help direct those intangible skills towards higher education.  Hopefully today’s seniors will soon be doing important jobs in their chosen fields here in the Cedar Valley.”

The Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund has benefit from the $16.50 Campaign during each of the four years that the effort has been presented by Slumberland Furniture.

The goal is for 100 people or more to donate the manageable amount of $16.50 each month during hockey season, providing a bigger lift than any of those individuals could provide by themselves.  To make an electronic donation this month, visit waterlooblackhawks.com/1650, where you can also find out details about contributing by check.

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 2022/23 season.

Cole Bair

Cole Bair is Program Director and hosts 'Cole & Company' from 5-6pm weekdays on 1650 - 102.3 The Fan. Follow him on Twitter @realcolebair.

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