Gift provides 55 Leadville High School graduates with $1,000 scholarships
LEADVILLE, COLO. (May 28, 2015) — The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation today announced it is granting $55,000 in scholarships to 2015 graduating Lake County High School seniors who have chosen to pursue a higher education. The nonprofit foundation helps build a stronger Leadville community and now in its seventh year, The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy donates $1,000 scholarships to each graduating senior to use towards any form of higher education.
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation donation is made possible by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (NYSE: LTM), which donates a portion of Leadville 100 Race Series entry fees to the Foundation as well as through donations from individuals and corporations.
“Giving these scholarships every year to the students of Lake County High School is such an honor for me and the entire Leadville Legacy Foundation Board,” said Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Trail 100 Race Series. “It is our hope these scholarships can help to encourage students from our community to further their education and become successful in future academic endeavors, and bring that success back to the Leadville community.”
To date, nearly $80,000 has been raised for the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation 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 $807,000 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 customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of May 28, 2015, the Company operated 115 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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