Legends for Kids is now accepting applications for the Legends for Kids Scholarship. This scholarship seeks to identify the most outstanding graduating senior(s) and to grant an award to be used for higher-level education. The $5,000 prize was created in 2016 by Legends for Kids, Hy-Vee Food Stores, Sanford Health and First Premier. The award recipient must be a graduating senior. Additionally, the award recipient will have demonstrated exceptional character and leadership in furthering his/her own progress and in enriching the lives of others, especially in athletics and school involvement.
The application criteria should address the ways in which the student exemplifies this award. Specific examples of activities and achievements are especially helpful to the selection committee. Finalists, who are selected by a committee designated by the Legends for Kids Board of Directors.
$20K Scholarship Sponsors
Audi of Sioux Falls
KELOLAND Media Group
Novak Sanitary Service
$10K Scholarship Sponsors
Argus Leader Media
$5K Scholarship Sponsors
Dean Foods/Land O Lakes
Great Life Golf & Fitness Club
Schoeneman’s Building Materials
Regan Benike – Castlewood
Kylie Carpenter – Waverly/South Shore
Taylor VanderVelde – Sioux Falls Washington
Elizabeth Duncan – Brandon Valley
Kevin Shan – Madison
Tyler VanHorssen – Sioux Falls Christian
Carter Ades – Sioux Fall Roosevelt
Topher Zahn – Sioux Falls Washington
Kylie Bertram – Flandreau
Logan Hansen – Viborg-Hurley
Bailey Rudebusch – Howard
Joie Spier – Rutland
Rachael Laetsch – McCook Central
Jadyn McCready – Wolsey-Wessington
Logan Mahoney – Parkston
Luke Frisch – Sioux Falls O’Gorman
Danielle Gottlieben – Watertown
Amanda Mace – West Sioux (Iowa)
Hunter Johnson – Wolsey-Wessington
Tate Deiner – Mt. Vernon
Carter Van Gorp – Sioux Falls Christian
Our mission is to play a part in providing our area’s youth with the tools and confidence to help them make the right decisions in life. We believe that sports can play a healthy role in their lives by teaching self discipline, teamwork, leadership and strategic thinking skills while building self-confidence. To provide our youth with the opportunity to experience the positive influence of sports, we provide an annual event where our youth can gather for FREE specialized training in multiple sports.
The sessions will be 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 will also be able to participate in clinics designed to help them further understand their role as mentors, while sharpening their coaching skills.
Hy-Vee and Sanford have partnered together to create one of the biggest fundraisers for youth in the entire region. The Legends Banquet has been a major factor in bringing the community together to raise money for local youth. Whether it is the Celebrities, the philanthropy, the live or silent auction items or dinner with friends, the Legends Banquet draws one of the biggest annual crowds for a remarkable purpose. Come be a part of this great cause and help all of us celebrate and remember “It’s all about the Kids.”
Come be a part of this special event with us! This year tickets will only be sold at the door on the night of the event unless you wish to become a sponsor and in that case see our sponsorship page. The doors open at 5:00 pm and the silent auction, with hundreds of great items, begins right away. The night will be full of live music, videos, celebrity interviews, prizes and much more. Make sure you get there in time for the introduction of the athletes at 6:30 pm and the dinner at 7:00 pm. Our most exciting part of the night, the live auction, begins at 8:00 pm and is followed by the celebrity interviews that you do not want to miss. The night will be jammed packed with food, excitement, celebrities, and great opportunities for you to support a great cause. Make sure and remember “It’s All About the Kids!”
In 2012, we instituted a new autograph policy designed to keep our celebrity athletes wanting to recommend our event to other athletes.
- FREE Clinic Autographs – Based on the fact we would like our celebrity guests to participate, teach and interact with the kids during the FREE Clinics, we will now be handing out a pre-signed autographed photo at the conclusion of ALL of the FREE Clinics. No other items will be available for signature.
- Legends Banquet – VIP Area – We will designate 5pm-6:30 at the banquet for autographs. ONLY Championship, Hall of Fame and presenting level sponsors will have the limited access to the autograph area during this time. All sponsors will have one (1) autograph ticket per athlete (no exceptions). Presenting and Hall of Fame sponsors will have slightly more autograph tickets.
- We will have a limited number of baseballs, footballs, and basketballs FOR PURCHASE as well.