Giving Back for July

July 31, 2018

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities. Here’s a look at who gave back in July.

Northwestern Mutual

The Sioux Falls office of Northwestern Mutual has raised $13,200 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The amount includes a $5,000 grant that the office received for winning the Race for Research fundraising campaign created by Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The donation total also includes a $1,000 grant for being named runner-up for an intern community service award. The money will be given to local efforts that are researching cures to childhood cancer.

Vern Eide Honda’s Hops & Hondas Tour

The Hops & Hondas Tour sponsored by Vern Eide Honda has raised $6,462 for Sioux Falls Area CASA. The money will be used to support the nonprofit agency, which trains community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. The dealership also provided a two-year lease on a 2018 Honda Civic as part of the fundraiser. Participants of the Hops & Hondas Tour had the opportunity to enter to win the car while enjoying drinks at four local breweries that were featured on the tour: Fernson on 8th, Monks House of Ale Repute, Remedy Brewing Co. and Woodgrain Brewing Co.

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends events this year have raised $220,000 for local youth sports organizations and college scholarships. That brings the total amount donated since 2005 to $2.11 million. The Legends events, which feature celebrity athletes, provide learning opportunities for young athletes through clinics and camps. The deadline for youth sports organizations to apply for upcoming grants is Aug. 24. The scholarship program awarded eight $5,000 scholarships this year and will give out nine next year. Nominations are made by coaches, teachers and administrators.

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith has given $1,000 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors. Students in Lincoln and Minnehaha counties, and Sioux and O’Brien counties in Iowa were eligible.

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