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Heroes Game trophy on display at Newton Hy-Vee Saturday morning

Published: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 11:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 11:43 a.m. CST

The Heroes Game between Iowa and Nebraska isn’t scheduled until Nov. 23, but fans can get a glimpse of the game early on Saturday.

After starting in Fremont yesterday, the Heroes Game Trophy Tour will make its way east to Coralville and will make a stop at the Newton Hy-Vee at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Besides being able to view the trophy, the tour will offer fans multiple other opportunities during the stop.

“The Iowa-Nebraska football game is a 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, Hy-Vee assistant vice president of marketing projects. “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.”

The second annual Hy-Vee Heroes Game honors individuals and organizations from 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 and have his/her name inscribed on the trophy.

In anticipation of the game, Hy-Vees in Iowa and Nebraska will be selling Heroes Game shields, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.