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Two hall-of-famers will highlight this year’s Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids program. Minnesota Vikings fans will know the name Cris Carter. And baseball fans have probably — more than likely — heard of Ryne Sandberg.
Besides having unconventional spellings of their first names, the two were exceptional athletes. Carter’s 16 seasons as a wide receiver yielded 130 touchdowns and nearly 14,000 receiving yards. Sandberg spent most of his career with the Chicago Cubs. The second baseman was a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner and the 1984 National League MVP. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
The Hy-Vee/Sanford Legends for Kids program seeks to encourage student athletes. The program includes professional athletes, and college and high school coaches who have been recognized as positive role models. The event raises money for the Legends Grant Program for area communities to encourage youth sports participation.
The event runs from June 5-9.