I look forward to hosting the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends banquet each June. This year, however, we will have to wait. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids events have been postponed until August.

The organization issued a press release on Thursday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2020 edition of the Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids is postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new schedule, the heart of the event will be Aug. 6-8. That includes the banquet on Aug. 6 at the Sanford Pentagon and 14 free youth sports clinics on Aug. 6-8 held at the Sanford Sports Complex, Minnehaha Country Club Driving Range and Augustana University.

The Legends football team camp is moving to July 20-22 and will be held at the Sanford Sports Complex and Augustana University.

Originally, the banquet and sports clinics were set for June 11-13 with the Legends Football Camp from June 22-24.

“Pushing the events back is the right thing to do in terms of public health and our supportive sponsors,” said Brad Coleman, Legends for Kids co-director. “Typically, Legends kicks off the summer, and now we'll look forward to it being a celebration to end the summer.”

This year’s lineup of celebrity athletes will be announced later. Registration for the free sports clinics will open at that time, as well.

The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends program provides learning opportunities 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 of $255,000 for the Legends Grant Program for area communities.  Since 2005, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised nearly $2.345 million.

Legends is continuing its scholarship program in 2020. The Legends for Kids Scholarship is a $5,000 award given to 10 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, First PREMIER, and other valuable sponsors to be used for post-secondary education.

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Legends for Kids is still targeting April for the announcement of this years athletes and celebrities.

For more information, you can visit the Legends for Kids website.

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