Legends For Kicks Kicks Off In KELOLAND

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One of the biggest area fundraisers for kids kicks off Thursday. 

Since 2005, the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends For Kids mission has been the same — to provide our area’s youth with the tools and confidence to help them make the right decisions in life. 

The organization has raised more than $1.8 million for kids and donated more than $210,000 last year alone. 

“Although last year at all of our events, we probably had around 4,000 come to our events, whether it’s the clinics or the football camp, or the banquet or the golf tournament, we had almost 34,000 kids impacted by the grants that we gave back which is really cool,” Legends Director Brad Coleman said.

Legends is a combination of free sports clinics, celebrity appearances, a banquet and even the area’s largest golf tournament that stretches across four courses. Coleman says it’s providing kids with the opportunity to experience the positive influence of sports. 

“Well the biggest reason behind this event is to give kids the opportunity to share different sports, try different things, get exposed to different sporting activities, and then ultimately the goal from us is to then give back to the communities that are involved in this event,” Coleman said. 

Also a big part of the organization is the Legends For Kids Scholarship. It provides eight graduating seniors a $5,000 scholarship for higher-level education. 

The first free clinic for kids kicks off Thursday at Minnehaha Country Club. PGA Tour player Andy North will be giving kids some golf tips and working with them out on the driving range starting at 1 p.m. 

For a full list of free clinics and more information on tonight’s banquet, visit the Legends For Kids website.

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