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Special Jerseys Highlight Deere Weekend

March 10, 2009 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Waterloo Black Hawks News Release

Waterloo, Iowa-The Waterloo Black Hawks will trade their usual colors for John Deere green and gold during games against the Sioux City Musketeers and Fargo Force at Young Arena on Friday and Saturday.

John Deere Weekend 2009 marks the second time the Black Hawks have worn the logo of the Cedar Valley's largest manufacturer. The totally redesigned John Deere uniforms are white, with the green and gold Deere trademark on the front, black numbers on the sleeves and back, and black, green, and gold trim.

"John Deere holds a special place in the lives of so many people," said Doug Miller, Waterloo Black Hawks General Manager of Business Operations. "Not only do folks throughout the Cedar Valley work for Deere, but the equipment they produce helps farmers bring food to tables all over the world. The Black Hawks are very proud to wear these uniforms."

The partnership will help young hockey players in the Cedar Valley. Following Saturday's game, Black Hawk fans and John Deere collectors will have a chance to bid on the jerseys during a live auction. Proceeds will benefit the Waterloo Youth Hockey Association, the Waterloo Warriors, and the Learn to Play Hockey program at Young Arena. The 2008 John Deere jersey auction raised over $10,000 for these groups.

Also this weekend, John Deere employees and their families can purchase specially priced $7 tickets for either game by showing their employee badge at the Black Hawks' box office. Great seats remain for Friday and Saturday. For tickets, dial (319) 291-7680 or visit

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