KU Encourages Fans to Bring a Buck to the Game

Sept. 13, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Athletics is inviting all Jayhawk fans to “Bring a Buck to the Game” when the team hosts Louisiana Tech on Sept. 17. Jayhawk student-athletes, coaches, athletics department staff, and students from various campus organizations will be collecting “bucks” at each gate of Memorial Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday until kickoff at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the University-wide effort will be given to the American Red Cross Gulf Coast Disaster Fund to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“This is an excellent way to underscore our efforts to aid the hurricane victims,” said KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins. “We know our generous fans will do what they can to help.”

Kansas Athletics previously announced it would donate $10,000 to the hurricane relief effort.