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Heroes Trophy to Tour Iowa and Nebraska in Advance of Big Game

October 25, 2012 | News & Press Releases

The Heroes Game Trophy Tour gives fans a chance to support the American Red Cross and win tickets to the Iowa-Nebraska football matchup on November 23.

WEST DES MOINES, IA – When the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in Kinnick Stadium on November 23rd for the second annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game, there will be more than Big Ten Conference bragging rights at stake.

Along with honoring local heroes and helping raise funds to benefit the American Red Cross, the game will determine which team gets to take home the coveted Heroes Trophy, which currently resides in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln following last year’s 20-7 Nebraska victory.

Heroes GameIn anticipation of the 2012 rematch, Hy-Vee stores in Iowa and Nebraska are hosting a Heroes Game Trophy Tour from now through November 17. A replica of the Heroes Game trophy will be on display in 22 different Hy-Vee stores, where customers will have the opportunity to register to win tickets to the game and other prizes. Volunteers with the American Red Cross will be assisting in transporting the trophy from one stop to the next along the Tour route.

“The Iowa-Nebraska football game is great new sports rivalry, and we wanted to give football fans in both states a chance to be part of the excitement,” said Brad Waller, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Projects for Hy-Vee. “When the Trophy Tour is in their area, customers can come by to view the trophy, register to win tickets and support the Red Cross by supporting their favorite teams.”

Again this year, Hy-Vee and the two universities will use the national stage created by the Heroes Game to salute individuals and organizations for acts of heroism in their communities. One citizen-hero from each state will be invited to attend the game as a special guest of the teams, receive on-field recognition, and have his or her name inscribed on the game trophy. In addition, Hy-Vee stores in Iowa and Nebraska will be selling special Heroes Game shields, with all proceeds from the sale going to benefit the American Red Cross.

Following is the itinerary for the 2012 Heroes Game Trophy Tour:

October 24 Hy-Vee, 840 E. 23rd St. Fremont, NE
October 25 Hy-Vee, 5010 O St. Lincoln, NE
October 26 Hy-Vee, 1601 N. 84th St. Lincoln, NE
October 27 Hy-Vee, 6001 Village Drive Lincoln, NE
October 28 Hy-Vee, 7910 Cass St. Omaha, NE
October 29 Hy-Vee, 3410 N. 156th St. Omaha, NE
October 30 Hy-Vee, 1000 S. 178th St. Omaha, NE
October 31 Hy-Vee, 1745 Madison Ave. Council Bluffs, IA
November 2 Hy-Vee, 1250 Lake Ave. Storm Lake, IA
November 4 Hy-Vee, 600 Sheldon St. Creston, IA
November 5 Hy-Vee, 1630 E. 7th St. Atlantic, IA
November 6 Hy-Vee, 1725 Jordan Creek Pkwy West Des Moines, IA
November 7 Hy-Vee, 8701 Douglas Ave. Urbandale, IA
November 8 Hy-Vee, 108 8th St. SW Altoona, IA
November 9 Nationwide Insurance Des Moines, IA
November 10 Hy-Vee, 1501 1st Avenue E. Newton, IA
November 11 Hy-Vee, 5050 Edgewood Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA
November 12 Hy-Vee, 4064 E. 53rd St. Davenport, IA
November 13 Hy-Vee, 2351 W. Locust St. Davenport, IA
November 14 Hy-Vee, 1201 N. Dodge St. Iowa City, IA
November 15 Hy-Vee, 1720 Waterfront Dr. Iowa City, IA
November 16 Hy-Vee, 812 S. 1st Avenue Iowa City, IA
November 17 Hy-Vee, 1914 8th St. Coralville, IA