SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Hall of Fame athletes, all-pro football players, NCAA All-Americans and a recent Olympic gold medalist are among the 10 celebrities who will visit South Dakota for 2018 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends. The event runs June 7-19 at venues around Sioux Falls.
The following coaches and athletes will participate in the Legends Banquet and their respective free clinics:
- Adam Thielen, All-Pro Minnesota Vikings wide receiver (Football)
- Johnny Bench, Hall of Fame catcher (Baseball)
- Robert Parish, Hall of Fame center (Basketball)
- Kirk Hinrich, retired NBA guard, NCAA All-American (Basketball)
- Andy North, 2-time U.S. Open winner (Golf)
- Jocelyne Lamoureux, Olympic gold medalist (Hockey)
- C.J. Ham, Minnesota Vikings fullback (Football)
- Ben Nguyen, MMA fighter (Wrestling)
- Logan Storley, MMA fighter (Wrestling)
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.
Last year, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends and Celebrity Football Camp raised a record $210,000 for the Legends Grant Program for area communities. Since 2005, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised more than $1.89 million.
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, school and community involvement. The scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford and First PREMIER to be used for post-secondary education.
New this year: Participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance at LegendsForKids.com to ensure they get the proper t-shirt size.
Online Information and Registration:
2018 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Schedule
|June 7||Legends Golf Clinic||1-3 p.m.||Minnehaha Golf Range|
|June 7||Legends Banquet||5-9:30 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 8||Legends Golf Tournament||9 a.m.||Willow Run, Prairie Green, Brandon & Grand Falls Casino Golf Course|
|June 8||Legends Soccer Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Sanford Fieldhouse|
|June 8||Legends Hockey Clinic||10 a.m.-noon||SCHEELS IcePlex|
|June 8||Legends Football Clinic||1-3 p.m.||Kirkeby-Over Stadium|
|June 8||Legends Baseball/Softball Clinic||3:30-5:30 p.m.||Sanford Fieldhouse|
|June 8||Legends Volleyball Clinic||6-8 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 8||Legends Martial Arts||6:30 – 8 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 9||Legends Basketball Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 9||Legends Tennis Clinic||9-11 a.m.||Huether Family Match Pointe|
|June 9||Legends Free Lunch||11 a.m.-noon||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 9||Legends Wrestling Clinic||12:30-2:30 p.m.||Sanford Pentagon|
|June 17-19||Celebrity Football Camp*||Kirkeby-Over Stadium/ Sanford Sports Complex|