Hy-Vee Foods and Sanford Health will give back $145,000 to local football teams and youth athletic organizations in the region as a result of this year’s Legends events, officials from both organizations announced Thursday.
The 2012 amount brings the money raised by the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends grant program to an eight-year total of $958,000.
The goal of the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends program is to provide a learning opportunity for young student-athletes to grow and be inspired in the world of sports by providing different sporting clinics and camps. Each year, celebrity athletes who represent the Legends goals--quality, integrity and character--are brought to Sioux Falls.
Nearly 5,000 participated in 2012 Legends events:
Event Attendance in 2012
· Free Legends Clinics (8) 2,000
· Soccer Camp 69
· Celebrity FB Camp 624
· Kids Triathlon 206
· Legends Banquet 890
· Campers Award Banquet (FB) 735
· Legends Golf Tournament 368
· Total Individuals Touched 4,892
This year’s $145,000 will be divided in half to support the football camp grant program (high school teams who supported the Celebrity Football Camp) and the free sports clinics grant program (youth athletic organizations).
Grant Application Process & Important Dates: (Youth Athletic Organization)
Aug. 17, 2012 Grant Applications are ON-LINE at www.legendsforkids.com
Oct. 8, 2012 Grant Application Deadline
Nov. 5, 2012 Grants will be awarded on or before
April 22, 2013 Grant Award Winners MUST be submitted proper documentation (invoices) for payment prior to this date.
Grant Process: (Football Camp)
(Football Camp Attendance – 624)
Each high school team which had a minimum of seven players participate in the football camp will be entered into the high school campers’ pool. From there, each team/program will receive a specific amount back to their football program per player for each student-athlete registered at the camp under their school’s name.
The football camp partner, Augustana, will also receive a grant based on its participation, camp leadership, coaching staff and use of its wonderful facility.
Hy-Vee/Sanford Legend Event Dates – June 13-25, 2013
Event Name 2013 Dates
Legends Banquet June 13
Legends Golf Tournament June 14
Legends Free Sports Clinics June 14-15
IronKids Triathlon June 15
Celebrity Football Camp June 23-25
Courtesy: Tim Gerszewski, Sanford Health