KU KickOff At Corinth Square and Family Fun Fest Highlight Weekend Activities

Aug. 17, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A busy weekend lies ahead for Kansas fans and the KU football team. The sixth annual KU KickOff At Corinth Square in Prairie Village on Friday will get things started and will be followed by Saturday’s Family Fun Fest, which will be held at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association will join forces to host the KU KickOff at Corinth Square, now an end-of-summer tradition. Starting at 6 p.m., Kansas football head coach Turner Gill, men’s basketball coach Bill Self, Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger and Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will each address the crowd in Prairie Village, while inflatable games, multiple vendors and various KU giveaways will be also be available.

Live music will be provided by the KC All Stars from 8-10 p.m. Additionally card-carrying members of the KU Alumni Association or the KU Medical Center Alumni Association in attendance will receive a number of deals, including a $5 coupon to Johnny’s Tavern and a $5 coupon to BRGR Kitchen + Bar.

The event will be held in the Corinth Square parking lot which is located at 83rd & Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kan.

Family Fun Fest will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday morning with the Fun Zone opening on the practice fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The Gates to Memorial Stadium will open at 11 a.m., with KU holding an open scrimmage for fans to attend at 11:30 a.m.

All fans in attendance will receive a free Jayhawk license plate. In addition, the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free hot dog and popcorn.

Following KU’s scrimmage, players and coaches will sign autographs on Kivisto Field inside Memorial Stadium. Fans should note video cameras will be prohibited from being taken into Memorial Stadium for Saturday’s open scrimmage.

The Kansas Football season opens on Saturday, September 3 with a 6 p.m., kickoff against McNeese St. Season tickets are still available for as low as $199. In addition, mini plans and single-game tickets are now on sale to the general public, including the $99 single-game Family 4-pack. Fans can reserve their tickets by calling Kansas Athletics at 800-34-HAWKS or visiting kuathletics.com.