KU Student-Athletes Visit Broken Arrow Elementary

May 11, 2007


<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Kansas student-athletes attended an all school gathering at Broken ArrowElementary School Friday afternoon, in celebration of the school’s victory in the Elementary Attendance Challenge. The athletic department was represented by several members of the KU women’s basketball squad, Sasha Kaun of the men’s basketball team, football players Mike Rivera and Joe Mortensen and former Kansas football standouts Banks Floodman and Eric Washington. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The Attendance Challenge took place at both the KansasState and Oklahoma women’s basketball games in Allen Fieldhouse earlier this winter. Each Lawrence elementary school was invited to participate in the competition. The winner was chosen by combining the schools’ two game percentage based on their respective enrollments in attendance.

During the assembly, Broken Arrow was congratulated for its great turnout during this event and was rewarded with Kansas Athletics giveaways, great advice from the student-athletes on a variety of topics and an opportunity to ask questions. To conclude the celebration, the school took a picture with the student-athletes and Baby Jay and had their memorabilia autographed.