Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends unveils 2017 celebrities
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Johnny Bench, the greatest catcher of all time is among the 10 celebrities who will visit Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the 2018 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Event. The event runs June 7 – 19 at the Sanford Sports Complex, Augustana University, Scheels IcePlex and Heuther Match Pointe.
- Robert Parish – Hall of Fame Center from the Boston Celtics
- Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Wide Receiver
- Jocelyne Lamoureax – USA Women’s Hockey Team
- Andy North – PGA Golfer the TV Golf Analyst
- Kirk Hinrich – Former Chicago Bull
- CJ Ham – Minnesota Viking Fullback
- Courtney Thompson – Former USA Women’s Olympic Volleyball player
- Ben Nguyen – UFC Fighter & Martial Arts
- Logan Storley – Wrestler and MMA fighter
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.
This past year, the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends event raised a record $220,000 for the Legends for Youth Foundation grant program for area youth athletic organizations. Since 2005, the Hy-Vee/Sanford legends event has raised $2,110,000 for area youth.
Legends is continuing its scholarship program in 2018. 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 and school involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford and First PREMIER to be used for post-secondary education.
The nomination packet is available online at legendsforkids.com on September 4, 2018. Applications are due back by 5 pm on Friday – November 16, 2018.
Online Information and Registration:
- Legends: www.LegendsforKids.com
- Celebrity Football Camp: www.sanfordsports.com/legends
|2017 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Schedule|
|June 8||Legends Banquet||5-9:30 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 8||Legends Golf Clinic||1-3 p.m.||Minnehaha Golf Range|
|June 9||Legends Golf Tournament||9 a.m.||Willow Run, Prairie Green & Grand Falls Casino Golf Course|
|June 9||Legends Soccer Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Sanford Fieldhouse|
|June 9||Legends Hockey Clinic||10 a.m.-noon||Scheels Iceplex|
|June 9||Legends Football Clinic||1-3 p.m.||Kirkeby-Over Stadium|
|June 9||Legends Baseball/Softball Clinic||3:30-5:30 p.m.||Sanford Fieldhouse|
|June 9||Legends Volleyball Clinic||6-8 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 10||Legends Basketball Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 10||Legends Tennis Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Huether Family Match Pointe|
|June 10||Legends Free Lunch||11 a.m.-noon||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 10||Legends Wrestling Clinic||12:30-2:30 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 18-20||Celebrity Football Camp*||Kirkeby-Over Stadium/Sanford Sports Complex|
* registration required
|Donations Since 2005|