This year, the Leadville Legacy Foundation 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 Scholarship Program donates $1,000 scholarships to each graduating senior to use towards any form of higher education.
“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.”
The Leadville Legacy Foundation is funded through generous contributions from individuals and corporations, and a portion of LT100 entry fees are donated to the Foundation each year as well. To date, nearly $80,000 has been raised for the Leadville Legacy Foundation with many of the donations made to coming from the participants and crew in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and Leadville Trail 100 Run.
Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Legacy Foundation can contact us here. You will be able to donate to the Leadville Legacy Foundation online at race registration checkout or by visiting coloradogives.org and searching “LT100 Legacy.” You can also mail your donation to:
Leadville Legacy Foundation
PO Box 234
Leadville, CO 80461
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has ever donated to or participated in our LT100 races, we couldn’t have do this without you!