Minnesota Fallen Heroes Football Game
Founded by the Ryane Clark Heroes Project in collaboration with the NLS Educational Foundation 501c3.
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 protect this great country of ours. The Ryane Clark Heroes Project's Gold Star parents Rick & Tracy Clark, in collaboration with the NLS Educational Foundation 501c3, created the MN Fallen Heroes Football Game (MNFHG) to honor their son, Ryane G. Clark, a 2007 graduate of New London-Spicer High School and a United States Army soldier.
The program consists of two high school teams, (10) players each, who 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. Money raised supports the Fallen Heroes Scholarship.
Schedule of Day
Friday, September 15
Located at NLS Pederson Field
5– 6:00PM Tailgating
5 – 5:15PM Away Team arrives via Motorcycle/Police escort
6:30PM Intros of fallen service members/Gold Star families
6:50PM Band performs
6:55PM Closing: Thank you
7:00PM Coin Toss/Kickoff
Halftime - Honor and Remember: Fire Chief Ryan Erickson
Presentation of the MNFHG Footballs to Spicer Legion, New London Legion, Cokato Legion, and Willmar Legion.
Wish to Donate?
If you wish to donate, you can do so by mailing a check or submitting on online. Please make checks payable to the NLS Educational Foundation, 501c3, with MN Fallen Heroes Game written in the memo.
New London-Spicer Educational Foundation
PO BOX 58
New London, MN 56273.