SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A record $175,000 was raised by Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends in 2014, pushing the total for the annual event past $1.25 million.
The 2014 amount was the highest in the history of the event and brings the money raised by the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends grant program to a nine-year total of $1,298,000.
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 2014 Legends events:
Free Legends Clinics (7) 2,500
Celebrity Football Camp 700
Kids' Triathlon 250
Legends Banquet 950
Legends Golf Tournament 425
Total Individuals 4,825
This year’s $175,000 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).
Donations Since 2005
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
Total - $1,298,000
Grant Application Process & Important Dates: (Youth Athletic Organization)
Aug. 25, 2014 - Grant Applications are ONLINE at www.LegendsForKids.com
Oct. 7, 2014 - Grant Application MUST BE received by this date.
Nov. 4, 2014 - Grants will be awarded on or before this date.
April 21, 2015 -Grant Award Winners MUST have submitted proper documentation (invoices) for payment and received prior to this date.
Courtesy: Tim Gerszewski