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Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends unveils 2017 celebrities

04/03/2017, 3:45pm CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Keyshawn Johnson, the #1 overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft and Super Bowl XXXVII champion, is among the seven celebrities who will visit South Dakota for 2017 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends. The event runs June 8-20 at venues around Sioux Falls.
 

The following coaches and athletes will participate in the Legends banquet and their respective free clinics:

  • Keyshawn Johnson, retired NFL wide receiver (Football)
  • Rebecca Lobo, retired WNBA center (Basketball)
  • Jose Canseco, retired MLB outfielder (Baseball)
  • Marty McSorley, retired NHL forward/defenseman (Hockey)
  • Chad Greenway, retired Minnesota Vikings linebacker (Football)
  • Mike Miller, Denver Nuggets guard/forward (Basketball)
  • Kris Tschetter, LPGA (Golf)

The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends program provides 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.
 

The sessions are conducted by professional athletes and the region’s best college and high school coaches who have been recognized as positive role models on and off the field. Parents and coaches also participate in clinics designed to help them further understand their role as mentors while sharpening their coaching skills.
 

Last year, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends and Celebrity Football Camp raised a record $185,000 for the Legends Grant Program for area communities.  Since 2005, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised more than $1.6 million.
 

Legends is continuing its scholarship program in 2017. The Legends for Kids Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to six outstanding graduating seniors who have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership in athletics and school involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford and First PREMIER to be used for post-secondary education.
 

Nominations for the Legends for Kids Scholarship will be accepted until April 21. The nomination packet is available at legendsforkids.com.
 

Online Information and Registration:

• Legends:   www.LegendsforKids.com

• Celebrity Football Camp: www.sanfordsports.com/legends

2017 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Schedule
Date Camp Time Location
June 8 Legends Banquet 5-9:30 p.m. Sanford Pentagon
June 8 Legends Golf Clinic 1-3 p.m. Minnehaha Golf Range
June 9 Legends Golf Tournament 9 a.m. Willow Run, Prairie Green & Grand Falls Casino Golf Course
June 9 Legends Soccer Clinic 9-11 a.m. Sanford Fieldhouse
June 9 Legends Hockey Clinic 10 a.m. - noon Scheels Iceplex
June 9 Legends Football Clinic 1-3 p.m. Kirkeby-Over Stadium
June 9 Legends Baseball/Softball Clinic 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sanford Fieldhouse
June 9 Legends Volleyball Clinic 6-8 p.m. Sanford Pentagon
June 10 Legends Basketball Clinic 9-11 a.m. Sanford Pentagon
June 10 Legends Tennis Clinic 9-11 a.m. Huether Family Match Pointe
June 10 Legends Free Lunch 11 a.m. - noon Sanford Pentagon
June 10 Hy-Vee Fit Kids Clinic Noon-12:30 p.m. Sanford Pentagon
June 10 Legends Wrestling Clinic 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sanford Pentagon
Jun 18-20 Celebrity Football Camp*   Kirkeby-Over Stadium/Sanford Sports Complex

* registration required

 

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
2015 $180,000
2016 $185,000
Total $1,663,000

 

 

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