The Waterloo Black Hawks and Tommy Hawk had a successful weekend helping gather school supplies for the Waterloo Community School District.

The Waterloo Black Hawks and Madison Capitols each won once during weekend split-squad scrimmages at Young Arena, and several players enjoyed the thrill of recording a goal, assist, or big save in front of an attentive home crowd.

However, the most important stats compiled on Friday and Saturday involved the number of crayons, notebooks, pens, and pencils contributed by fans as part of Tommy Hawk’s weekend school supply drive. The Black Hawks’ mascot has delivered all of the materials to Waterloo Community Schools in time for the beginning of classes next week.

“Black Hawks fan gave us another reason why they are the greatest fans in all of hockey. Everybody chipped in just a little, and together it will make a big difference,” said Black Hawks Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Greene.

By the numbers, Tommy Hawk collected:

  • 6,740 Sheets of loose-leaf Notebook Paper
  • 3,337 Crayons, Colored Pencils, or Markers
  • 1,128 Pencils
  • 428 Pens
  • 297 Erasers
  • 232 Spiral-Bound Notebooks or Composition Books
  • 134 Pocket Folders
  • 133 Glue Bottles or Glue Sticks

Miscellaneous Pencil Sharpeners, Pencil Cases, Binders, Scissors, Rulers, Index Cards, Book Covers, Watercolor Paints, and more.

Anyone who missed this weekend’s scrimmages but would still like to help make the beginning of the school year a little easier for less fortunate students is encouraged to drop off additional school supply donations at the Waterloo Community Schools’ central office at 1516 Washington Street. An accompanying document includes the suggested elementary school supply list.

The Black Hawks’ next home tune up ahead of the 2015/16 regular season is on Friday, September 11th at 7:05 p.m. against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. For details on that game, the 2015/16 USHL schedule, the 2015 Iowa Classic presented by Luann Gerber of Revolution Realty Team at Young Arena September 17th-19th, and more, visit or call (319) 232-3444.