Iowa native and Super Bowl Champion Dallas Clark will return to Iowa in April to receive the Ray Pillar of Character Award.  Character Counts In Iowa annually presents the Ray Award to an Iowan who has demonstrated a commitment to being a person of good character.

"Dallas has been an extraordinary model of good character.  He has been an outstanding representative of our state throughout his football career." said Character Counts In Iowa Chairman, former Gov. Robert D. Ray.  Past award recipients include Norman Borlaug, Hayden Fry, Shawn Johnson and former Governor Robert D. Ray, for whom the award was named.

After playing for the University of Iowa, Clark was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2003.  In 1997 he helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI.  He was recently named to the 2009 Pro Bowl team and will be playing in Super Bowl XLIV on February 7.

Dallas will be presented with the Ray Award at Hy-Vee's All Star Evening to benefit Character Counts In Iowa on April 16, 2010.  Event chairpersons are Randy Edeker (President, Hy-Vee) and his wife, Dawn Edeker and Suku Radia (President & CEO, Bankers Trust) and his wife, Dr. Mary Radia.  Gary Palmer (President & CEO, Prairie Meadows) and his wife, Ginger Palmer will serve as chairpersons of the event reception.

To learn more about An All-Star Evening or Character Counts In Iowa, visit


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