Waterloo, Iowa – During November, the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund will receive donations from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, 1650 The Fan, and the Waterloo Black Hawks.
The scholarship was created in 2017 in memory of Dave Aumer, a youth advocate and supporter of the Waterloo Warriors hockey program. Dave’s family and friends established the fund to benefit graduating senior Warrior high school players who are in good team standing, have maintained a 2.5 or better grade point average, and plan to attend an accredited public or private college or university, vocational technical school or any other accredited institution. The $500 scholarship is renewable each year the student is enrolled in postsecondary education. The fund, managed by the Waterloo Community Foundation, has awarded 5 scholarships in its first two years.
As part of the $16.50 Campaign, the goal is for 100 Black Hawks fans to make a modest contribution of $16.50 to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund during the month of November. If that goal is achieved, collectively fans will have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful total gift of $1,650 at month’s end.
“That would be a huge success for us,” said Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund Board Member Luke Lesyshen. “That would give us the opportunity to possibly give out two additional scholarships to two other members of the Warriors team. It gives that opportunity for more players to go on to post-secondary schools and get a little assistance for it.”
To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to the Dave Aumer Memorial Scholarship Fund, visit waterlooblackhawks.com and click on the “$16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland” logo. Tax deductible donations can also be made to the Waterloo Community Foundation at 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320 in Waterloo, IA 50701 or on-line: https://www.wloocommunityfoundation.org/donate-2-2/.
The Waterloo Community Foundation was established in 2015 for the long-term benefit of the community of Waterloo. The mission of the Foundation is to provide a lean, straightforward, and transparent conduit vehicle to those who wish to contribute resources for the betterment of the greater Waterloo, Iowa community and its citizens.
For more information on this fund or other opportunities to support Waterloo, contact the Foundation office at 319.883.6022. To learn about the Waterloo Community Foundation, visit www.wloocommunityfoundation.org.