KU To Host Charity Volleyball Challenge

April 1, 2005


University of Kansas women’s volleyball and the Jayhawks’ men’s club are teaming up to host the first-ever Charity Volleyball Challenge Tuesday, April 26, to benefit the KU Habitat For Humanity. Doors at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center will open at 6 p.m. with the match beginning at 7 p.m. All proceeds ($5 suggested donations) will benefit Habitat For Humanity.

The Jayhawk women finished 19-12 overall and made their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament Second Round in 2004. KU also recorded the best season in school history (22-11) and finished a program-best third in the competitive Big 12 Conference in 2003.

The men’s club was accepted to the 2004 NIRSA Division I-AA national tournament in Kansas City, Mo., for the first time this decade and made strong showings against Iowa State, Western Illinois and Missouri.

The KU Habitat chapter started in 1996 as a result of students becoming aware of the growing fair housing problem in Lawrence. KU Habitat has always participated in construction with Lawrence Habitat and enlists their volunteers through the university as well as the larger Lawrence community.

The organization is working toward the goal of building the first ever “Hawk House” for a Lawrence family. In order to realize this goal, they must raise $50,000 through creative ideas from students, grants from businesses and charitable organizations, and private donations.

For more information, please e-mail Adam Ferrari, KU Mens Volleyball Club President, at ferrar@ku.edu.

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