KWWL is a proud supporter of many events throughout Eastern Iowa. Being a part of, supporting or sponsoring an event is a big part of what we do.
Below is a list of events KWWL is currently sponsoring. Click the links to learn more.
NEWMAN CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER GALA COVID has caused Newman Catholic Student Center to pivot their August 22nd Gala to a virtual event. Join KWWL's Ron Steele for an evening of fun, raffle & auction winners, Stewardship recipient reveal and raising mission funds… all from the comfort of your home without ties and high heels! Bidding begins August 15th!
OVER THE EDGE
KWWL wants you to go “Over The Edge” in Dubuque Friday, September 4th! It’s a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States by rappelling off the Hotel Julien! If you’re not an “Edger,” you can sponsor, volunteer or simply donate! All funds raised go to the United Way’s Community Impact Fund!
RELEASE & REMEMBER
Due to COVID-19, Release & Remember will be a televised broadcast this year on Sunday, September 13th at Noon on The CW 7.2. There will be NO
in-person event. The 30-minute TV program will feature a short presentation followed by the release of 1,000 monarch butterflies, accompanied by the musical talents of Maddie Poppe, season 16 winner of American Idol!
PINK RIBBON RUN
The 14th Annual Pink Ribbon Run is going virtual! Cancer doesn't stop for COVID-19 and neither does the need in our community. Due to COVID-19 many fundraisers are being canceled. Every dollar counts to people facing a cancer diagnosis. Your help is appreciated! You have the option to participate virtually as an individual or with a team, or you can skip the walk and just raise funds.
Find the PERFECT dress for your upcoming formal event! We have plenty of gently used and some NEW with tags dresses for you to find the PERFECT one! The Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls presents Prom's Closet. Join us to find a perfect dress for your prom night. Dresses are $20 and find a variety of shoes and accessories as well! Prom's Closet will be located at Crossroads Mall in the old Vanity space. Wanting to donate dresses? Visit your local HyVee, Milroy's Tuxedos and the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls office for drop off bins, located at 2530 University Ave Ste 1 in Waterloo!
WINTER ARTS SNOW SCULTPING FESTIVAL
Mark your calendars for the annual Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival set for February 5-8, 2020 in Dubuque’s downtown Washington Park at 700 Locust St. Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with 5 teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2021 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI. The public is invited to observe the sculptors as they work throughout the week and to celebrate the completed sculptures on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 12-4pm in the park. Saturday’s free community event will include free admission to the Museum, warm beverages being served, food available for purchase, and the opportunity for all ages to try their hand at sculpting snow the way the pros do!
REMEMBER THE LADIES: THE PATH TO SUFFRAGE
Winning the right to vote was a hard-fought battle for women. Iowans like Carrie Chapman Catt, Amelia Bloomer, Annie Nowlin Savery and Anna B. Lawther were at the forefront of this effort. Explore the relationship between suffragists in Iowa and the Cedar Valley and the national movement and learn about the changing roles of women throughout the 20th century. Don't miss this timely, fascinating & inspiring exhibit at the Grout Museum.
GOLD STAR TEACHER AWARDS
Do you know a teacher in Black Hawk County who deserves a Gold Star? A teacher who truly makes a difference in the lives of their students, and instills in them a love of learning? KWWL & the R.J. McElroy Trust are celebrating our 32nd year of recognizing 10 outstanding teachers in Black Hawk County with Gold Star Awards. Each teacher gets $1000 cash & a $500 classroom grant. Nominate your outstanding teacher using the link below. Deadline is February 20.
BATTLE OF WATERLOO WRESTLING
KWWL welcomes the 10th Annual Battle of Waterloo wrestling duals, coming to Young Arena December 20th and 21st, featuring some of the top-ranked teams in Eastern Iowa, plus first-ever Girls Division! Tickets are only $8 per session! Don’t miss the Battle of Waterloo!
HEROES AMONG US
Iowans become heroes when they go above and beyond to aid a friend, family member, complete stranger or an entire community. It’s time to shine the spotlight on these selfless people for their acts of heroism, bravery and generosity!
Nominate citizens in your community for Heroes Among Us – an event held each year to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond. Heroes can be from anywhere in northeast Iowa, with the heroic act occurring any time between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
Nominations are due by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Heroes Among Us nomination committee will select winners to be recognized at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, March 26, 2020. For questions, contact Diane Jorgensen by calling 319-272-7676, or emailing email@example.com.
Heroes Among Us is a fundraising program that benefits the MercyOne Foundations. Since the program began, more than $380,000 has been raised to benefit emergency services at Cedar Falls Medical Center and Waterloo Medical Center.