Topeka is Next Stop on Five-State Jayhawk Summer Tour

July 26, 2010

Kansas Football Coach Turner Gill will visit Topeka for a KU rally Sunday, August 1, highlighting the next stop on the five-state 2010 Jayhawk Summer Tour.

The rally – at the Kansas Historical Society & Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave – will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information on the event may be found by visiting the KU Alumni Chapter page at

All Jayhawk alumni, fans and friends are invited to the event. Fans can pick up 2010 commemorative football items, and have a chance to win autographed merchandise and Jayhawk apparel.

Staff members from the KU Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics will also attend.

“The KU Alumni Association has spent considerable energy building powerful Jayhawk chapters throughout Kansas, the nation and the world,” 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.”

The Jayhawk Summer Tour is a collaboration between Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association, who have partnered to bring the University of Kansas to Jayhawk fans across Kansas and a five-state area.

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

Following are the remaining stops on the 2010 Jayhawk Summer Tour:

Topeka, Kan.: Sunday, August 1. Rally at Kansas Historical Society & Museum, 6425 SW 6th Ave.

Prairie Village, Kan.: Friday, August 20. Rally at Corinth Square, 83rd Street and Mission Road.

Winfield: Monday, September 23. Winfield Country Club.