Volleyball Teams With Men's Club to Host Charity Challenge

April 26, 2005


The University of Kansas volleyball team and the Jayhawks’ men’s club hosted the first-ever Habitat For Humanity Charity Volleyball Challenge Tuesday night at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The women prevailed in the three-game match, 2-1, with scores of 33-31, 32-30 and 23-30.

Close to 100 were in attendance to watch the charity event. All proceeds will go the KU Habitat For Humanity.

“Any time we can help out a good cause, it benefits everyone,” KU head coach Ray Bechard said. “It was a great idea, and once the girls knew they could compete against these guys, everyone had a lot of fun.”

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.