The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that addresses the ever-increasing needs of the Leadville and Lake Country, Colo. communities, today announced a $10,000 donation from Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company. The $10,000 contribution supports “The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Scholarship,” which awards a $1,000 scholarship to all graduating Lake County High School seniors who’ve chosen to pursue a higher education.
“This generous donation from Life Time guarantees that 10 local students will receive financial support toward their college tuition,” said Ken Chlouber, founder of the Leadville Legacy Foundation. “The greatest assets coming out of Lake County are our graduating students and future leaders. These scholarships will help students reach their true potential and we’re grateful for this gift.”
The Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Scholarship Program began in 2009. Since the first year, the Legacy Scholarship Program has awarded $205,500 to 204 graduating students.
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 $720,000 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 487
Leadville, CO 80461