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3-time NBA champion B.J. Armstrong added to Legends lineup

05/06/2021, 10:00am CDT
By Sanford Media Relations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – B.J. Armstrong, who won three NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls in the early 90s, will participate in the 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Banquet on June 10 as well as the free basketball clinic from 9 – 11 a.m. on June 12 at the Sanford Pentagon.

The former Iowa Hawkeye was the eighteenth overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. The point guard helped the Michael Jordan-led Bulls to three consecutive titles from 1991-1993. He was voted a starter on the NBA All-Star team in 1994

After his playing career, Armstrong worked in the Bulls front office and later served as a basketball analyst for ESPN. He is now an agent, representing several NBA players.

Armstrong replaces Tamika Catchings in the Legends lineup, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to WNBA protocols restricting non-team-related travel.

Armstrong joins the following coaches and athletes already announced for the 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Banquet and free clinics:

  • Rod Woodson, Hall of Fame cornerback (Football)
  • Paul Molitor, Hall of Fame first baseman (Baseball)
  • Grant Fuhr, Hall of Fame inductee & 5-time Stanley Cup champion (Hockey)
  • Chad Greenway, Pro-Bowl linebacker (Football)
  • Courtney Thompson, 2-time Olympic medalist, NCAA national champion (Volleyball)
  • Michael Chandler, 3x Bellator Lightweight World Champion (Martial Arts)
  • Logan Storley, 4x NCAA All-American (Wrestling)
  • Cindy Rarick, 7-time LPGA TOUR winner (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 raised $230,000 for the Legends Grant Program for area communities.  Since 2005, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised $2.575 million.

Legends is continuing its scholarship program in 2021. The Legends for Kids Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to eight outstanding graduating seniors who have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership in athletics, school and community involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford, First PREMIER and other valuable sponsors to be used for post-secondary education.

The following COVID-19 protocols and safety measures will be in place for this year’s clinics:

  • Only one parent/guardian per clinic registration.
  • Masks must be worn by everyone when entering the building or clinic.
  • Mask must be worn by the parent/guardian during clinic.
  • Social distancing (six-feet separation) is strongly suggested between spectators.
  • Clinics will be limited to 60-percent of normal capacity.

Due to capacity limits at all clinics, participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance at LegendsForKids.com to ensure they get the proper t-shirt size. Registration is open now.

Online information and registration:

• Legends: LegendsforKids.com
• Legends Football Camp: sanfordsports.com/legends

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