Hawks Introduce Habitat Sweater

Wear Special Jerseys on March 18th

The Waterloo Black Hawks and Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity will partner to bring Hawks players to the ice in one-of-a-kind jerseys on Saturday, March 18th at Young Arena.

The 7:05 p.m. game against the Chicago Steel will be “Building a Winner for the Cedar Valley Night.”  The team will recognize the efforts of volunteers from throughout northeast Iowa to both improve their communities and help aspirational homeowners realize their dreams of decent, affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity.

“Generations of Black Hawks players have had a hard-working mentality which has endeared the team to our hard-working fans,” said Black Hawks Vice President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “The people of the Cedar Valley also consistently display a selfless and outgoing spirit, which our organization has also long sought to reflect.”

Waterloo players and staff have partnered with Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity for worksite volunteer projects and fundraisers in the past.  The March 18th game will be the first time the team has worn a Habitat for Humanity jersey.  After the matchup versus the Steel, the sweaters will be auctioned to benefit local Habitat for Humanity projects.

“The Waterloo Black Hawks continue to be a great partner with Habitat,” noted Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity Communications Director Lindsay Pieters.  “We are excited that Habitat will be featured with a unique jersey design.  Proceeds from the auction will help a local family buy an affordable home, which has a lasting effect for the family and for our community.  The support from the Black Hawks and their fans is appreciated and makes a difference.”

The mostly red jerseys will feature many of the tools found at a Habitat project sight: a hammer, saw, ruler, wrench, and more.  Unifying the theme in the background is an architect’s plan of a home: a blueprint, except in home team colors.  The Black Hawks logo is featured on the chest with the lettering in stencil form.  Player numbers appear on the sleeves and back in a coarse white font, outlined in black.

Tickets for the Saturday, March 18th matchup against the Steel – and all remaining 2016/17 regular season home games – are on sale now.  To order, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or click here.

About Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries.  People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.  Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.  Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.  Through shelter, we empower.

To learn more, visit www.WeBuildHabitat.org

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