Women's Basketball Visits Cottonwood

Jan. 13, 2011


Winning a Big 12 road opener for the first time in seven years was an exciting moment for the members of the Kansas women’s basketball team and they followed it up with another fun trip Thursday afternoon when they took a visit to Cottonwood Inc., an organization which provides job and living services for people with developmental disabilities.

After arriving back in Lawrence in the early morning hours, the Jayhawks made their way across town to sit down with the workers to help them complete their jobs, which included packing bags of information for a conference in Orlando, Fla., packing goodie bags of toys for parties at a pizza restaurant, and the company’s main contract, assembling cargo straps for the military.

In addition to assisting the workers with their duties, the KU players were given a tour of the facility. During the tour the players were greeted on each portion to cheers of “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” and workers clapping along to “I’m a Jayhawk.”

KU will return to action Sunday, Jan. 16, when it travels to Nebraska. KU and NU will tip-off at 2 p.m., in the BobDevaneyCenter with a live broadcast on FSN.