Heroes Game Honorees Announced

Alum-Ni

HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004
42,762
1,745
113

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The annual football meeting between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers kicks off this year from Kinnick Stadium at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, Nov. 25. It marks the second year for SCHEELS to title sponsor the tradition-rich “Heroes Game,” which recognizes and celebrates local heroes who inspire others and positively impact the community.

SCHEELS’ commitment to supporting everyday heroes is reflected through its dedicated “Heroes Game” sponsorship. This year, SCHEELS and the Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate two such heroes -- charity auctioneers Randy Stabe of Hinton, Iowa and Clint Vos of Lawton, Iowa.

The longtime Hawkeye fans volunteer their auctioneer services annually to nearly 30 nonprofit organizations, many of which they have served for more than three decades. The Boys and Girls Club specifically has benefitted more than 40 years from the devoted auctioneer services of Stabe and Vos. In addition to donating their time, the talented pair often donate or purchase items at charity functions as a complementary way to help support the cause.

“It was evident through the multiple entries received, that Randy and Clint were affirmed by so many for their outstanding charitable work with countless organizations – clearly standing out as ‘local heroes’ who make a tremendous impact in the community,” said Nathan Johnson, Communications & Sponsorship Manager, SCHEELS. “We’re proud to recognize Randy and Clint at game day in Kinnick – Hawkeye fans and notable local heroes who align perfectly with our values.”

Stabe and Vos have raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years. They enjoy their work and providing nonprofit organizations auctioneer services free-of-charge. The pair even pivoted plans from live to virtual auctions during the pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to honor Randy and Clint, who deserve a hero’s welcome from 70,000 fans inside Kinnick on Friday,” said Gary Barta, Henry B., and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “We certainly appreciate the ongoing support from SCHEELS and their dedication to everyday heroes, and we look forward to recognizing Randy and Clint, as well as the heroes representing Nebraska.”

The halftime recognition will involve state representatives and the mascots of both schools, as well as videoboard recognition for the 2022 SCHEELS Heroes. A replica of the Heroes trophy will be displayed at the local SCHEELS of the winning team.
 

Alum-Ni

HR Legend
Aug 29, 2004
42,762
1,745
113

Scheels Hero Game Honoree Announced
Huskers.com

The annual football matchup between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes kicks off this year from Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, Nov. 25. It marks the second year for SCHEELS to title sponsor the traditional "Heroes Game," which recognizes and celebrates local heroes who inspire others and positively impact the community.

SCHEELS' commitment to supporting everyday heroes is reflected through its dedicated "Heroes Game" sponsorship. This year, SCHEELS and the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate Blake Vitale of Falls City, Nebraska.

In the early morning of November 23, 2012, a fire broke out in the kitchen of the Vitale family home near Salem, Nebraska. As the structure was quickly engulfed and the ceiling started to fall, then 10-year-old Blake Vitale rushed to save his three siblings who were asleep upstairs. Despite the two-story home being completely destroyed, Blake's heroics helped prevent any loss of life. For his efforts, Blake was honored with multiple recognitions including the Cornhusker Chapter of the American Red Cross' Good Samaritan Award and the Nebraska Funeral Director's Hero Award. Wednesday marked he 10th anniversary of Blake's selfless acts.

"It was evident through the multiple entries received, that Blake stood out as a local hero in Nebraska. 10 years ago, Blake was able to save members of his family from a devastating fire," said Nathan Johnson, Communications & Sponsorship Manager for SCHEELS. "There are many heroes around us and SCHEELS is proud to honor Blake at this year's SCHEELS Heroes Game."

The halftime recognition will involve state representatives and the mascots of both schools, as well as videoboard recognition for the 2022 SCHEELS Heroes. A replica of the Heroes Trophy will be displayed at the local SCHEELS of the winning team.