Get ready for Cy-Hawk Rivalry on Sumner Sept. 9

The 16th annual Cy-Hawk Golf Tournament was held Saturday at Humboldt Country Club with the Hawks narrowly prevailing. Over the 16 years, the series is now tied at 8-8. The tournament draws a field of 68 golfers and starts with a two-person best shot, followed by a two-person alternating shot round and ending with individual match play. The Cy-Hawk golf tournament serves as a fundraiser for the golf course and was a kickoff to the upcoming activities in town on Sept. 9. Humboldt Independent photo by Jeff Gargano.

RVTV will be returning to Humboldt’s Sumner Avenue for the annual Cy-Hawk Rivalry on Thursday, Sept. 9. The event will be held from 4-11 p.m. in downtown Humboldt.
The Humboldt Athletic Booster Club is heading up the event as a fundraiser for Humboldt Athletics.
WHO-TV Channel 13 and their RVTV crew will be coming to Humboldt for the Cy-Hawk Rivalry. Plans are in the works to welcome RVTV as they come into Humboldt on Highway 169 around 11 a.m. on Sept. 9.
From 4-11 p.m. in downtown Humboldt there will be food vendors, free kids’ games and inflatables from 4-7 p.m. in the Kids’ Zone, a dunk tank featuring coaches from all sports, Cy-Hawk Jail where those jailed must raise money to get out (there’s a prize for the person who raises the most), a bags tournament organized by Families of the Fallen (a non-profit that raises money and donates it to families of fallen soldiers) a celebrity Tug of War, a beer garden, Mojo Productions playing music, volley pong, a raffle and auction, plus much more.
The Humboldt Athletic Boosters plan to honor Barb McDonough for her years of supporting Humboldt athletics.
In addition, a dozen or so local athletes will be honored.
All of the Humboldt High School athletes from all sports are invited to take part. For example, the football team will be autographing team photos for kids. Kids will be able to interact with the athletes and have their photos taken together.
The celebrity Tug of War is being headed up by former Hawkeye Dallas Clark and former Cyclone Ryan Harklau. Hundertmark Auction will auction off the last spot on each team just before the start of the Tug of War at 6 p.m.
The Iowa National Guard will have a climbing wall, obstacle course and more in the Kids’ Zone.
Burrito Mexpress is a confirmed food vendor. The Humboldt Athletic Boosters will be grilling burgers, brats and hot dogs. There will be a sno cone machine and cotton candy.
Cy-Hawk shirts are now available and include Hawkeye, Cyclone and Wildcat designs.
There will be a raffle with tickets selling for $5 each or 5 for $20. Some of the raffle prizes include homemade Hawkeye and Cyclone signs, stadium chairs, ISU-Iowa-Wildcat tumblers and cake pans, ISU and Iowa cooler bags, an artwork by Taylor Gidel, a cash prize and more.
The 9 p.m. auction will feature lots of great items including a pair of egg chairs, can bins, bags sets, a custom fire pit, meat bundles and more.
Keith Murphy, Ed Wilson and crew from WHO-TV Channel 13 are scheduled to be in Humboldt throughout the afternoon and evening doing live broadcasts.
Check the Humboldt Athletic Boosters’ Facebook page for more information and updates.

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