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American Red Cross is Calling for Nominations for the Heroes Game

2013 Heroes Game, presented by Hy-Vee

Who’s your Hero? Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause? We are looking for the common citizens, the unheralded and unselfish pillars of our community.

A hero from both Iowa and Nebraska will be honored before a sold out crowd at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE when the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes play the Heroes Game, presented by Hy-Vee on Friday, November 29, 2013. Go to or visit your local Hy-Vee Store to nominate your hero today.

“There are Heroes walking among us every day—the people who put others above themselves—and it is our pleasure to work with Hy-Vee, the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa again to recognize Heroes across Iowa and Nebraska,” said Tina Labellarte, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa Region.

A hero must be at least 18-years of age and live, work or go to school in either Iowa or Nebraska; however, the act of heroism or good deed need not have occurred in either state. One person from both Iowa and Nebraska will be selected to represent each state at the Hy-Vee Heroes Game on Friday, November 29rd in Lincoln, NE, receive four tickets to the Iowa vs. Nebraska NCAA football game and have their name and hometown inscribed on the Heroes Game trophy.

Nominations will be taken September 21 – October 31, 2013. Nomination forms, rules, and further information can be found online at or may be picked up at local Nebraska and Iowa Hy-Vee stores. Hero nominations not selected for the Heroes Game will be considered for recognition at the Annual American Red Cross Heroes of the Heartland events in selected Nebraska and Iowa cities and towns in 2013.

Jason Parks had been driving to work one morning when he witnessed a collision between two semitrailer trucks. He rushed to the scene of the accident and, with no regard for his own safety, pulled one of the drivers from the flaming wreckage only moments before the truck exploded.

Lois and Bill Hall of Clinton, Iowa and Jason Parks of Omaha, NE were recognized during last year’s Heroes game. The Halls and the K-9 dogs they raise and train provide more than 1,500 hours of service to their community each year, assisting with emergency search and rescue missions and offering therapy visits to local schools and hospitals.

Nominations may be filled out online or mailed to the American Red Cross Omaha office, 2912 S. 80th Ave., Omaha, NE 68124, or faxed to (402) 343-7777 by midnight on October 31, 2013.

This year fans will have the chance to see a Heroes Game traveling trophy up close as it stops at Hy-Vee stores and local businesses throughout Nebraska and Iowa during October and November.