04/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2021 08:32
Sanford Health Media Relations
605-366-2432 / [email protected]
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 12, 2021 - Hockey Hall of Fame member and five-time Stanley Cup champion Grant Fuhr will participate in the 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Banquet on June 10 as well as the free hockey clinic from 10 a.m. - noon on June 11 at the SCHEELS IcePlex.
The Alberta, Canada, native was the eighth overall pick in the 1981 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. The goaltender was named to six NHL All-Star teams and played alongside Wayne Gretzky on the great Oilers teams that won the Stanley Cup five times from 1983-1990.
In 2003, Fuhr was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the Oilers retired his No. 31 jersey. In 2017, he was named one of the 100 greatest players in NHL history.
Fuhr joins the following coaches and athletes already announced for the 2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Banquet and free clinics:
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 raised $230,000 for the Legends Grant Program for area communities. Since 2005, Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends has raised $2.575 million.
Legends is continuing its scholarship program in 2021. 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, First PREMIER and other valuable sponsors to be used for post-secondary education.
The following COVID-19 protocols and safety measures will be in place for this year's clinics:
Due to capacity limits at all clinics, participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance at legendsforkids.com to ensure they get the proper t-shirt size. Registration is open now.
Online information and registration:
2021 Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends Schedule
Date, Camp, Time, Location
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