Nolan Fleming is a 12 yr old kid who attends Patrick Henry Middle School. 3 years ago Nolan decided to make his town a better place by partnering with Simon Says Give out of Minneapolis to provide birthday parties in a bag for kids in need. The bags include cake mix, decorations, party invitations, and 2 gifts- one gift of need and one gift of want. So far he has provided over 300 birthday bags to kids in Sioux Falls. He has also done school supply drives and meal programs for kids. He reminds us that the future of Sioux Falls is in good hands.
In 2012, Jayme Nelson, a.k.a. “Pain Maker,” founded Sioux Falls Junior Roller Derby because she saw the need and envisioned the positive impact it would make on youth in our community. Since then, she has dedicated her time and volunteered thousands of hours to bring the exciting sport of roller derby to girls and boys, ages 7 to 17 years old, which provides opportunities for skaters of all skill levels to learn and play in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Coach Pain Maker values diversity and recognizes that each child is an individual as well as a team player, and she works to bring out the best in each. She has unwavering dedication to the kids and the sport of roller derby. Coach Pain Maker is a true SIOUXPERHERO.
Clair Halverson has given 9,000 volunteer hours in eight years at Sanford’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit rocking the smallest of patients, often five nights a week, from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight. Clair has also actively volunteered for the Furniture Mission, Compassionate Care Hospice, The Banquet, VA, Furniture Mission, and Feeding South Dakota. He is described as someone with a heart for service as he gives of himself to improve the lives of others. Clair Halverson is a SIOUXPERHERO who rocks. Literally. He rocks!