"Key City Clash" proceeds awarded to Boys and Girls Club
Wed, Nov. 3, 2010 - [Football]

On October 9, the Loras College and University of Dubuque met on the football field for the 35th time in their program's histories and third under the current format - The Key City Clash. The rivalry includes a traveling over-sized key "trophy", painted purple and gold on one side and blue and white on the other.

For the past three years, the host institution has selected a local charity to receive 100% of the gate receipts. Over the past two seasons, the United Way - Dubuque and Big Brother/Big Sisters of Eastern Iowa have graciously accepted the donations. When the game moved back to the Rock Bowl for 2010 and the first night game in the Rock Bowl's history, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dubuque was tabbed.

On Monday, November 1, the head coach and captains of the host Duhawks presented this year's check to Brian Meyer, Executive Director.

"We're so thankful to the teams and the schools for their generosity," Meyer said on Monday. "This gift will be used for membership scholarships for young people who might not otherwise have been able to join our club."

This year's donation totaled $2,325.

In addition to the financial contribution to the Club, the captains - Ben Driscoll, Joe Gruben, Vaughn Gesing, and Gavin Kaiser - presented a miniature replica "key" to the club to hang.
After presenting the check to the Meyer, the quartet of Duhawks made their way to the gymnasium for a few minutes of basketball and games.


The fourth edition of The Key City Clash will be at Chalmers Field on September 17, 2011. The recipient will be announced next fall.