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Heroes Trophy To Tour Iowa And Nebraska In Advance Of Big Game

October 23, 2012

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — When the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in Kinnick Stadium on November 23(rd) for the second annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game, there will be more than Big Ten Conference bragging rights at stake.

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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.

In 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

Hy-Vee, Inc., founded in 1930, is an employee-owned corporation operating 234 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. In 2012 the company will record total sales of $7.7 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the nation. Hy-Vee’s 62,000 employee-owners take pride in providing customers with quality products, exceptional values and the company’s famous “helpful smile in every aisle” brand of service. For more information, visit the website at www.hy-vee.com.

SOURCE Hy-Vee, Inc.

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