The Waterloo Black Hawks make a quick trip to Nebraska to battle the Lincoln Stars this Friday night, then come back home for a special patriotic weekend and instant rematch with Lincoln in Party Town Saturday night. Then on "Selection Sunday" as they like to call it in college basketball, the team will take on Tri-City with discounted tickets for fans (details below). Both games will feature free tickets for military personnel and veterans.

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 this 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 this 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.

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The Black Hawks will also recognize current and former service personnel with FREE admission to both games.  Active military personnel and veterans can pick up tickets from the box office in person on each game day.

Fans can also "pick your own ticket price" for the Sunday afternoon game. The general public will be able to select how much their ticket will cost at the box office (minimum of $7.00). Every dollar above the minimum will be donated to Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs to support their efforts such as a food pantry and gym memberships for local veterans. This offer is only available at the box office on game day (Sunday).

Seats for all 10 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. Doors open an hour before game times with no early entry.

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