Bowl, Battle, Black Hawks

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Returns November 6th

The Waterloo Black Hawks’ second annual “Battle the Black Hawks” event will be held at Maple Lanes Bowling Center on Sunday, November 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the team announced Tuesday.

Fans of all ages will have the chance to meet and compete against Waterloo’s hockey stars while benefitting Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity.  The gathering will feature Maple Lanes’ specialty Mad Game, Battle of the Lanes.  Those who are able to out-bowl the team will be entered to win prizes.  Registration (including shoe rental) is $15 for adults or $10 for kids age 18 and under and begins immediately.

“We had a great turnout the first time this event was held last autumn,” noted Black Hawks Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Greene.  “Fans and players both had a lot of fun, regardless of whether they bowled well, and it was all in support of a cause everyone can get behind.”

In an ironically symmetrical twist, participants will be helping to build houses for Cedar Valley families while knocking down the virtual castles of their bowling opponents.  Battle of the Lanes is one of several bowling-based interactive games available at Maple Lanes.  Two side-by-side lanes are represented on scoring monitors as medieval forts; the object is to destroy the opposing team’s castle with a rock catapulted from one screen to the other.  The size of the rock to be fired is determined by the number of pins knocked down in the frame.

Fans can register at the Waterloo Black Hawks’ offices in Young Arena, the Express Employment Professionals Fan Service Table on game nights, the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity office located at 803 W. 5th Street in Waterloo, or at Maple Lanes on the morning of November 6th, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Maple Lanes is located at 2608 University Avenue in Waterloo.  For more information, call the Black Hawks at (319) 232-3444.  Click here for the registration form.

About Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and is a nonprofit organization seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  IHHFH currently builds in three Iowa counties – Black Hawk, Bremer and Butler.

Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build homes with families in need of better housing.  Locally, Iowa Heartland Habitat completes 8-12 homes annually.  Houses are built with volunteer labor, homebuyer sweat equity hours and tax-deductible donations of money and materials.

The Habitat houses are then sold to Habitat families with affordable 0% interest mortgages. These mortgage proceeds are then used by the Habitat affiliate to build more affordable homes with more qualified families. Visit

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