SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids is donating back a record $270,000 to local youth sports organizations following this year’s Legends events. This year’s total pushes the amount donated since 2005 to $2.845 million.
The $270,000 will support the Legends scholarship program, the Legends Foundation for Youth Grant Program and the Folds of Honor Foundation.
“The 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Event was an overwhelming success. Bringing people back together again to celebrate the kids was not only a joy, but also therapeutic for many of us,” said Brad Coleman, co-director of Legends for Kids. “We’d like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, companies and individuals who support this event. It is through your generosity that we are able to do what we do.”
Highlights from 2021 Legends events included:
Youth sports organizations are encouraged to apply for upcoming grants by Sept. 3. Priority is given to projects and organizations that have substantial volunteer involvement and missions that support those of Legends. The registration form is available at legendsforkids.org.
Continuing in 2021 was the Legends for Kids Scholarship, which was developed to honor graduating high school seniors for exceptional character in leadership in athletics and school involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford Health and First PREMIER with support from Argus Leader Media and KELOLAND Media Group.
The program handed out eight $5,000 scholarships in 2021 and will award a minimum of eight scholarships in 2022. Recipients must use the scholarships for post-secondary education. Nominations for the 2022 scholarship program can be made by coaches, teachers and administrators from October 4 – January 21, 2022. Nomination forms will be available on legendsforkids.org.
The 2022 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends events are scheduled for June 9-11 with the Legends Football Camp scheduled for June 20-22.