IOWA CITY, Iowa — The annual soccer meeting between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers begins this year on Friday, November 25 at 3 p.m. CT at Kinnick Stadium. It is the second year that SCHEELS is the title sponsor of the long-established “Heroes Game” and recognizes and celebrates local heroes who inspire others and positively influence the community.
SCHEELS’ commitment to supporting everyday heroes is reflected in its committed “Heroes Game” sponsorship. This year, SCHEELS and the Iowa Hawkeyes are celebrating two such heroes – charity auctioneers Randy Stabe of Hinton, Iowa and Clint Vos of Lawton, Iowa.
Longtime Hawkeye fans volunteer their auction services annually to nearly 30 non-profit organizations, many of which have been active for more than three decades. The Boys and Girls Club in particular have benefited from Stabe and Vos’ dedicated auction services for more than 40 years. In addition to donating their time, the talented couple often donate or purchase items to charity to support the cause.
“It was clear from the numerous entries that Randy and Clint were recognized by so many for their outstanding community service with countless organizations – they clearly stand out as ‘local heroes’ who are making a tremendous impact on the community,” said Nathan Johnson , Communications & Sponsorship Manager, SCHEELS. “We are proud to honor Randy and Clint on 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 nonprofits for more than 25 years. They enjoy their work and provide free auction services to nonprofit organizations. The couple even switched plans from live to virtual auctions during the pandemic.
“We are very pleased to honor Randy and Clint, who deserved a hero’s reception from 70,000 fans at the Kinnick on Friday,” said Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie, director of the Athletics Chair. “We greatly appreciate SCHEELS’ continued support and commitment to everyday heroes and look forward to honoring Randy and Clint and the heroes who represent Nebraska.”
State representatives and the mascots of both schools as well as the video board recognition for the SCHEELS Heroes 2022 will be involved in the half-time recognition. A replica of the hero trophy will be displayed at the winning team’s local SCHEELS.
SCHEELS, a current affiliate of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is a multi-year title sponsor of the Heroes Game. The ongoing relationship between SCHEELS and Iowa will be overseen by Hawkeye Sports Properties of LEARFIELD, the athletics university’s multimedia rights holder, and a locally based team.