Giving Back for April

April 30, 2019

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


Customers of Hy-Vee’s 249 stores donated almost $280,000 during The Great American Milk Drive in March, and Hy-Vee Inc. added $83,000. The money will be used to purchase milk for local food banks.

As part of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee provided free hemoglobin A1C screenings in April. Three Sioux Falls stores were among the more than 150 locations in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region that participated.

Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends

Nine high school seniors have received $5,000 Legends for Kids Scholarships. The award recognizes student athletes for exceptional character in leadership in athletics, school and community involvement. Developed in conjunction with Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends, the scholarship program was created by Hy-Vee, Sanford Health and First Premier Bank with support from KELO-TV, Beal Distributing, Audi of Sioux Falls, Novak Sanitary Service, Argus Leader Media, Dean Foods/Land O’ Lakes, Lamar Advertising, Pepsi-Cola/Dr. Pepper, Principal Financial, Smithfield, Burger King, GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club and Schoeneman’s Building Materials.

Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce

Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce raised $10,000 for SculptureWalk’s Arc of Dreams with its Lucky Number art show fundraiser. A lottery drawing determined the order in which the 25 sponsors, who purchased tokens, got to choose from 60 pieces of art. The 20 participating local artists also received $10,000 to share.

Results Radio

The Results Radio Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon presented by Jerry’s Auto Sales raised $367,000 for Sanford Children’s Hospital. Cure Kids Cancer is a program of Children’s Miracle Network. During the 24-hour event in late March, hosts from KXRB, MIX 97.3, KIKN 100.5, B102.7 and Hot 104.7 broadcast live from the hospital.

Vern Eide Honda

Vern Eide Honda is giving away a two-year lease for a Honda Passport to benefit Almost Home Canine Rescue through the second annual Hops & Hondas Tour. Starting May 10, each week features a different brewery. Those participating in the tour can claim one entry for the car at each brewery and get a “passport stamp” for a chance to win a $750 package of prizes. Participants also have the chance to win $50 bar tabs and brewery prize packs.

At the Downtown Block Party on June 7, the winners of the car lease and prize package will be announced. Vern Eide will present a donation to Almost Home Canine Rescue. Here are the starting dates for the breweries: May 10, WoodGrain Brewing Co.; May 17, Monks House of Ale Repute; May 24, Remedy Brewing Co.; and May 31, Fernson Downtown.

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Giving Back for April

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities.

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