Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends to donate back record $290,000


Aug. 18, 2022

Contacts:

Paul Heinert
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 / paul.heinert@sanfordhealth.org

Chad Dyhrkopp
Hy-Vee Foods
cdyhrkopp@hy-vee.com

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids is donating back a record $290,000 to local youth sports organizations following this year’s Legends events. This year’s total pushes the amount donated since 2005 to $3.135 million.

The $290,000 will support the Legends scholarship program ($40,000), the Legends Foundation for Youth Grant Program ($190,000) and the Folds of Honor Foundation ($60,000).

“After 20-plus years, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends continues to break records and make significant impacts on the lives our children in our communities,” said Brock Reynoldson, co-director of Legends for Kids. “We would like to thank the many wonderful sponsors, companies and individuals who support this event year after year.”

Highlights from 2022 Legends events included:

  • 2,200 kids attended the free clinics
  • 900 athletes attended the Legends Football Camp (a new record)
  • 456 participants at the Legends Golf Tournament

Youth sports organizations are encouraged to apply for upcoming grants by Sept. 23. 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 2022 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, Beal Distributing, Novak Sanitary Service and KELOLAND Media Group2. The program handed out eight $5,000 scholarships in 2022. Recipients must use the scholarships for post-secondary education.

Legends Donations Since 2005

Year Amount
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
2017 $210,000
2018 $220,000
2019 $255,000
2020 $230,000
2021 $270,000
2022 $290,000
Total $3,135,000

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