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Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends surpasses $2 million in fundraising

07/19/2018, 2:00pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends events have surpassed $2 million in fundraising with the addition of a record $220,000 raised for local youth sports organizations in 2018. This year’s total pushes the amount donated since 2005 to $2.11 million.

The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends events provide learning opportunities for young student-athletes to grow and be inspired by providing different sporting clinics and camps. Each year, celebrity athletes are brought to Sioux Falls who represent the Legends goals and values—quality, integrity and character.

Records set at 2018 Legends events include the following:

  • Free Legends Clinics (10)                           2,650
  • Legends Banquet                                        1,032
  • Legends Golf Tournament                             448

More than 250 clubs and other golf items were collected and donated to the First Tee.

The $220,000 will support the Legends scholarship program and the Legends Foundation for Youth Grant Program.

Youth sports organizations are encouraged to apply for upcoming grants by Aug. 24. Priority is given to projects and organizations that have substantial volunteer involvement and missions that support those of Legends. The registration form is available now at legendsforkids.org.

Continuing in 2018 was the Legends for Kids Scholarship, which was developed to honor graduating high school seniors for exceptional character in leadership in athletics and school involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford Health and First PREMIER with support from Argus Leader Media and KELOLAND Media Group.

The program handed out eight $5,000 scholarships in 2018 and will award nine scholarships in 2019. Recipients must use the scholarships for post-secondary education. Nominations for the 2018 scholarship program can be made by coaches, teachers and administrators from Sept. 4 to Nov. 16. Nomination forms will be available on legendsforkids.org.

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2019. Legends events are scheduled for June 13-15 with the Legends Football Camp scheduled for June 24-26. Two new free clinics have been added to the Legends list of events in 2019. A gymnastics clinic will take place at Power & Grace Gymnastics and a cheer clinic will take place at the Sanford Pentagon.

Legends Donations Since 2005

Year Amount
2005 $103,000
2006 $130,000
2007 $110,000
2008 $120,000
2009 $110,000
2010 $105,000
2011 $135,000
2012 $145,000
2013 $165,000
2014 $175,000
2015 $180,000
2016 $185,000
2017 $210,000
2018 $220,000
Total $2,110,000

 

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