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Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends records another record year; grant applications open for 2015

LegendsSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised nearly $1.5 million for local youth sports organizations after the annual event brought in a record $180,000 this past year.

The 2015 amount brings the total donated since 2005 to $1,478,000.

Youth sports organizations are encouraged to apply for 2015 grants by Oct. 30. Priority is given to projects and organizations who have substantial volunteer involvement and whose missions support that of Legends.

The goal of the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends program is to provide a 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.

More than 5,000 participated in 2015 Legends events:
Free Legends Clinics (8)  3,000
Legends Football Camp  700
Legends Banquet  950
Legends Golf Tournament  425
Total Individuals  5,075

The $180,000 will support the football camp grant program (high school teams who supported the Legends Football Camp) and the free sports clinics grant program (youth athletic organizations).

 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
Total $1,478,000


Grant Application Process & Important Dates: (Youth Athletic Organization)

Sept. 2, 2015 Grant Applications are ONLINE at 
Oct. 30, 2015 Grant Application MUST BE received by this date.
Nov. 20, 2015 Grants will be awarded on or before this date.
April 19, 2016 Grant Award Winners MUST have submitted proper documentation (invoices) for payment and received prior to this date.

Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist
(605) 366-2432 /  

Tim Stupka
Hy-Vee Foods
(605) 310-6370 /