Sanford Health Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends to donate back $230,000

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends is donating back $230,000 to local youth sports organizations following this year’s Legend’s events. This year’s total pushes the amount donated since 2005 to $2.575 million.

“To be able to donate back this amount is incredible considering the challenges everyone is facing due to COVID-19,” said Brad Coleman, co-director of Legends for Kids. “Despite having to cancel our free clinics and football camp, we were able to hold a virtual banquet, and the generosity of our community and our great sponsors made this a year we’ll never forget.” 

Highlights from 2020 Legends events included:

  • 1,280 people bid on auction items (Up 429 from last year)
  • More than one dozen watch parties were held for the virtual banquet and auction
  • More than 400 people participated in the Legends Golf Tournament, the largest golf tournament in the region.

The $230,000 will support the Legends scholarship program, the Legends Foundation for Youth Grant Program and the Folds of Honor Grant.

Youth sports organizations are encouraged to apply for upcoming grants by Aug. 23. Priority is given to projects and organizations that have substantial volunteer involvement and missions that support those of Legends.

Continuing in 2020 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 ten $5,000 scholarships in 2020 and will award 10 scholarships in 2021. Recipients must use the scholarships for post-secondary education. Nominations for the 2021 scholarship program can be made by coaches, teachers and administrators from Sept. 2 to Nov. 15.

The 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends events are scheduled for June 11-13 with the Legends Football Camp scheduled for June 22-24.

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
Total $2,575,000