Black Hawks Will Honor Veterans at Next Weekend’s Home Games
Waterloo will hit the road this weekend in search of some much-needed wins. Making a run for the play-offs starts with two games in Kearney, Nebraska vs. the Tri-City Storm, then return home to the friendly confines of Young Arena to take on the Omaha Lancers on Tuesday night. After that, it's a quick trip back to Nebraska to battle the Lincoln Stars next Friday night, followed by a patriotic weekend in Party Town.
According to a team press release: for more than a decade, the Black Hawks have honored those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces by wearing a patriotic or military-themed jersey during an annual weekend dedicated to veterans. This season, that weekend will be Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th.
In past seasons, the organization honors veterans in mid-November around Veterans’ Day or on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. However, due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, and postponed games, the team has moved their "Veterans Weekend" to March.
"It was not possible to follow the typical schedule this season, but I have no doubt that Black Hawks fans will respond enthusiastically, and hopefully many of our former servicemen and women will be able to be with us next weekend.” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene
Live bidding for the sweaters will be conducted following Saturday’s game, (the team will still wear the jerseys Sunday). The auction will benefit the Miehe Veterans Transitional Home in Waterloo. The facility is administered by Americans for Independent Living and offers accommodations for servicemen in need. Its goal is reducing veteran homelessness in Black Hawk County.
The Black Hawks will also recognize current and former service personnel with free admission to both games. Veterans’ tickets will be available to pick up from the box office in person on each game day. Seats for all 11 remaining Black Hawks home games are on sale now and available here.
Fans are reminded that face coverings are required to attend Black Hawks games, in compliance with Waterloo’s continuing mask mandate.