2009 Jayhawk Summer Tour Announced

May 26, 2009


Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association have partnered to bring the University of Kansas to Jayhawk fans across the state.

The 2009 Jayhawk Summer Tour will include stops in Garden City, Hays, Pittsburg, Liberal, Salina, Emporia, Topeka, Wichita, and Kansas City.

“The KU Alumni Association has spent considerable energy building powerful Jayhawk chapters throughout Kansas,” said Kevin Corbett, president of the KU Alumni Association. “The Jayhawk Summer Tour will be yet another example of our unwavering commitment to engage alumni and friends to strengthen the University of Kansas.”

All Jayhawk alumni, fans and friends are invited to events along the tour, which will include golf outings, dinners and rallies to kick off the 2009 football season. Special guests from the alumni association, athletics department and football coaching staff will be on hand at every stop. Fans can pick up 2009 commemorative football items, have a chance to win autographed merchandise and tickets, and Jayhawk apparel.

“We have wonderful fans across the entire state of Kansas who often travel a great distance to Lawrence to watch games and visit the University,” KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins said. “The Jayhawk Summer Tour provides us an opportunity to reach out to those fans and bring the University of Kansas to them.”

The tour begins this Saturday, May 30, in Garden City. A full listing of the stops on the Jayhawk Summer Tour are listed below. More information may be found by visiting kualumni.org.

The 2009 Jayhawk Summer Tour:

Garden City: May 30, 2009

The Golf Club at Southwind will host a golf tournament and football rally. Shotgun start for golf begins at 2 p.m. The rally, featuring special guest speakers, kids games and commemorative items, begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information visit the Great Plains chapter page at kualumni.org.

Hays: June 5, 2009

The Smoky Hill Country Club will host the 1 p.m. shotgun start, and a pig roast begins at 5:30 p.m. A free KU football rally, featuring special guest speakers, kids games and commemorative items, begins at 6:15 p.m.

For more information visit the Smoky Hill chapter page at kualumni.org

Pittsburg: June 8, 2009

Crestwood Country Club will host a golf tournament at 1:30 p.m. The KU rally under the Crestwood Pavilion begins at 7:15 p.m., is free of charge and includes a hamburger or hot dog and a beverage. Bring the whole family to hear special guest speakers, enjoy Jayhawk inflatable games, and take home KU football posters and KU giveaways.

For more info visit the Tri-State Chapter page at kualumni.org.

Liberal: June 26, 2009

A golf tournament and football rally, including special guest speakers, commemorative football items and inflatable kids games, will highlight the stop in Liberal.

For more information visit the Southwest Chapter page at kualumni.org

Salina: June 27, 2009.

The Salina Steak Out! An evening of great steak and Jayhawk Fun! A steak dinner, cocktail reception, live band, bonfire and special guests from KU will highlight the evening!

For more information visit the North Central Kansas Chapter webpage at kualumni.org.

Kansas City: August 21, 2009.

Corinth Square, Prairie Village, Kansas. Jayhawk fans can flock to 83rd and Mission to hear from women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson and head football coach Mark Mangino. Inflatable games, Jayhawk apparel and 2009 commemorative items will be available!

Tour stops in Wichita, Topeka, and Emporia are still being planned. Visit kuathletics.com and kualumni.org for more information.