• MN Fallen Heroes Football Game

Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game

  • Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at NLS Home Field
    Founded by the Ryane Clark Heroes Project 501c3 in collaboration with the NLS Educational Foundation 501c3. 
    Get your tickets today! www.nls.k12.mn.us/ticketsales

    Purpose: To honor and remember our Minnesota Military Service members and emergency responders who died at the hands of hostile forces, were killed due to a direct hostile attack, or first responders who died during the line of duty. They paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protecting this great country of ours. Ryane Clark Heroes Project created the Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game (MNFHFG) by Gold Star Parents Rick & Tracy Clark and Gold Star sister Aleah Clark Ague to honor their son and brother, Ryane G. Clark, 2007 graduate of New London/Spicer High School and a United States Army soldier. Killed in Action (KIA) 2010 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Their vision was to create an event to honor military and emergency responder men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as, provide an opportunity for their families to share their stories. The program consists of two high school teams that select ten (10) players who volunteer to give up their names for an evening to play in honor of a local fallen hero. This event is not just a football game but an honor that these young players will carry with them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, the players and Gold Star families form a bond that remains forever.

    The Ryane Clark Heroes Project is working with the NLS Educational Foundation (501c3) on this big event. Money raised from this event will go to the NLS Alumni Fund to help support NLS students with scholarships, (scholarship applications do apply)

How can you help?

  • Sponsoring a Soldier
    Minimum sponsor $300.00
        2 free admission tickets for the game
        bulletin logo
        Sponsored by the players bio
        Recognition on social media
        Logo on Banner

    Supporting the Event
    This is a free-will donation.

    Thank you for supporting the Ryane Clarks Heroes project and the NLS Educational Foundation. Your generosity will assure that these brave men and women will never be forgotten. 

Contact Us!

  • Ricky Clark, MNFHG Founder
    Phone: 320.212.3590
    Email: rtdistributing@hotmail.com  

    Megan Norgren, NLSEF Executive Director
    Phone: 320.354.2252 Ext. 2422
    Email: NorgrenM@isd345.org 

    Donations can be mailed to PO BOX 122 New London, MN 56273. Checks can be written to the NLS Educational Foundation, 501c3, with MN Fallen Heroes Game written in the memo. 

Timeline for Pre-Game Events

  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Gold Star Families/Hero Parents Tailgating
    5:00 – 5:15 PM Away Team arrives via police/Fire Department escort
    6:25 PM Introduction/Welcome
    6:30 PM Intros of fallen service members/Gold Star families 
    6:50 PM Band performs
    6:55 PM Closing: Thank you
    7:00 PM Kickoff

Rodney Lewis, Navy SN1.

  • Rodney Lewis, Navy SN1.

Kyle Miller, Army SGT.

  • Kyle Miller, Army SGT.

Roger Gustafson, Army Private.

  • Roger Gustafson, Army Private.

Eugene Kronbeck, Army SGT.

  • Eugene Kronbeck, Army SGT.

Donald Horton, Marine PVT.

  • Donald Horton, Marine PVT.

John Christle, Army Private.

  • John Christle, Army Private.

Ralph Tacheny, Army SGT.

  • Ralph Tacheny, Army SGT.

Orville Nelsan, Marine Private.

  • Orville Nelsan, Marine Private.

Ryane G. Clark, Army Spec.

  • Ryane Clark Army Specialist

Joshua Schmit, Army SGT.

  • Joshua Schmit, Army SGT.

Arnold Bidwell, Army PFC.

  • Arnold Bidwell, Army PFC.

Walter Henderson, Corporal

  • Walter Henderson, Corporal

Wendell Larson, Corporal.

  • Wendell Larson, Corporal.

Joseph Schoolmeester, Army PFC.

  • Joseph Schoolmeester, Army PFC.

Ryan Erickson, Fire Chief.

  • Ryan Erickson

Waldon Swart, Army Spec. 4.

  • Waldon Swart Army Specialist 4

Robert Ihlang, Army SGT.

  • Robert Ihlang, Army SGT.

Arvid Harris, Army Private.

  • Arvid Harris, Army Private.

Norman Clark, Army Spec. 4.

  • Norman Clark

Robert Baudette, Army SGT.

  • Robert Baudette, Army SGT.

Sponsorship Form

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