Gift provides 50 Leadville High School graduates with $1,000 scholarships
LEADVILLE, COLO. (May 19, 2014) — The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that helps build a stronger Leadville community, today announced it is granting $50,000 in scholarships to graduating Lake County High School seniors who’ve chosen to pursue a higher education. This year, 50 seniors will receive $1,000 scholarships towards college tuition.
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation donation is made possible by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM) that donates portions of Leadville 100 Race Series entries to the Foundation as well as through donations from individuals and corporations.
“We hope these scholarships help students reach their true potential and help them develop into future leaders,” said Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Race Series. “This generous donation from the Leadville Legacy Foundation guarantees that the Lake County High School graduating seniors will receive financial support toward their pursuit of high education.”
“I am grateful to receive this scholarship and plan to use it to help cover some of my college tuition expenses at Colorado State University next year, where I’ll be studying business administration” said Kess Hirsheimer, graduating senior of Lake County High School.
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Scholarship Program began in 2009. To date, nearly $744,626.37 has been raised, with many of the donations made to the Legacy Foundation coming from the participants and crew in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and Leadville Trail 100 Run.
About The Leadville Legacy Foundation
The Leadville Legacy Foundation was created in 2002 and is sustained by generous contributions from individuals and corporations. Life Time also contributes a portion of Leadville race entry fees to the foundation. Every dollar goes directly to meeting the needs of the community. To date, nearly $744,626.37 has been raised, with many of the donations made to the Legacy Foundation coming from the participants and crew in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and Leadville Trail 100 Run.
The Leadville Trail 100 LEGACY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. Donations can be made during registration for any of the Leadville Race Series events or by mailing a check to: Leadville Trail 100 Legacy, PO Box 234, Leadville, CO 80461.
About the Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information.
About Life Time Fitness, Inc.
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness (NYSE:LTM) helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables members to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of May 19, 2014 the Company operated 110 centers under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at lifetimefitness.com.
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