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 (NYSE: LTM). 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. About the Leadville Race SeriesStarted 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 September 9, 2013 the Company operated 106 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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