Hometown Heroes Night
Raises Record Funds

Congratulations to our Fargo Force! The 10th Annual Hometown Heroes Night presented by Cross Insulation raised a record-breaking $𝟭𝟭𝟬,𝟯𝟲𝟬.𝟮𝟳 for local emergency service organizations.
Fargo Force 10th Annual Hometown Heroes Raises Record Amount of $110,360.27
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FARGO, ND – The Fargo Force, in partnership with Cross Insulation, is proud to announce that the 10th Annual Hometown Heroes event on Saturday, January 20th raised a record amount of $110,360.27 in front of a sold-out crowd at Scheels Arena.

The money raised will cover 22/25 of the local emergency service organizations who requested funds to purchase life saving equipment and/or training.

Hometown Heroes is a long-standing promotional tradition during the Fargo Force season that Cross Insulation has supported since the event’s inception. The game night is dedicated to honoring local first responders and raising funds for these organizations to purchase lifesaving equipment, supplies, and/or training.

First responder groups within Cass and Clay Counties submit applications (up to $7,500) for items they need. The items requested range from AEDs to gas monitors to chest compression systems.  Applications are then voted on by a committee comprised of Fargo Force staff, Cross Insulation representatives, first responders, and other volunteers.

The Cross Insulation Hometown Heroes committee works tirelessly to help with this event by attending planning meetings, organizing the pre-game ceremonies, coordinating booths around the concourse and vehicles outside of Scheels Arena (and on the ice!), selling raffle tickets and helping to contact local businesses for sponsorships. The support and volunteer hours the committee members put into the event help to continue to drive Hometown Heroes forward and make it such a success year after year.

“This event and the funds raised also wouldn’t be possible without the incredible community that we have here in Cass and Clay Counties,” said Jasen Cross, owner of Cross Insulation. “Funds were raised through a game worn jersey and helmet auction, portion of ticket proceeds, raffle ticket sales, sweatshirt and puck sales, business sponsorships and free will donations.

The game was sold out in advance, and the jersey auction raised a season-record $22,800. Thank you to the fans and community for showing up and supporting our Hometown Heroes! It wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of you.”

This year, 25 total organizations submitted applications totaling $128,507.84.  A full list of applicants is below. For first responder organizations or businesses within Cass and Clay Counties interested in getting involved next season, contact the Hometown Heroes Committee at Cross.HometownHeroes@gmail.com or stay tuned to the Fargo Force website.

For any media-related questions, please contact Katie Merrick at 320.760.8984 or email katiem@fargoforce.com

Thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this night possible!

KVLY 11 • Valley News Live featured this story on the January 26th, 2024 evening news. You may watch this news feature in the YouTube video displayed above.

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Visit the Fargo Force website to read more about their schedule, game stats, and involvement in the community. 

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