Softball to Host Special Jayhawks for a Cure

April 23, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas softball honors cancer survivors and fighters by dedicating a game to the cause each year, but when the Jayhawks take the field against Baylor on Sunday, April 28, the team will honor one of its own, Paul Buske, the late husband of head coach Megan Smith.

Buske lost his battle with kidney cancer in June of 2011 and Sunday’s contest will honor him as well as other victims and survivors of the disease.

Kansas Athletics invites all fans wearing orange to attend for $3. Those in attendance will also receive a limited edition Orange Jayhawks for a Cure wristband. Donations will be accepted at the gate, and all proceeds will benefit Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.

Smith and Buske’s five-year old son, Cooper, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Game time is set for noon. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.