Football in February Kicks Off With Signing Day Party and Football Fan Fest
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The month of February will be an exciting four-week adventure for Kansas football as Kansas Athletics and head coach David Beaty will embark on a seven-event tour of the state, kicking off 2015 ‘Football in February.’
To open the Kansas football caravan’s trek around the state, the program is hosting two events in Lawrence with a Signing Day Party on Feb. 4 and Football Fan Fest on Feb. 7.
Promptly after receiving the official signatures of the 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 4, Beaty and the nine members of his coaching staff will be hosting a Signing Day Party from 5-8 p.m., at Abe and Jake’s Landing.
The Signing Day Party is free to the public and supporters are invited to attend and get their first opportunity to meet and greet the new coaching staff while celebrating the new crop of Jayhawks over a cash bar and appetizers. There will be a photo booth and Big and Baby Jay will also be making an appearance.
In regards to parking for the Signing Day Party, please note that the green painted parking stalls near the SpringHill Suites are reserved for guests of the hotel only and violators will be towed. Please park in those stalls which are not restricted or the bottom level of the parking garage.
Football Fan Fest is next on the slate, and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Anschutz Pavilion from 4-6:30 p.m. Williams Fund members, football season ticket holders and KU Alumni Association members will be admitted at 4 p.m. (with proof of membership or ticket purchase), while the doors will open at 5 p.m., for the general public. In addition to Beaty and the nine members of the coaching staff, current players and select all-time great KU football players will be in attendance and available for autographs. There will also be a fun zone, face painter, balloon artists, the KU Band and Spirit Squads, Big and Baby Jay and much more.
Football Fan Fest will wrap up in Anschutz at 6:30 p.m., so fans can move next door to Allen Fieldhouse for Kansas women’s basketball’s ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game against Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks will don brand-new white uniforms with pink trim in honor of the event, which benefits Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center. Tickets for the ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ game start at $5 and for every fan in attendance, a $1 will be donated to the ‘Jayhawks for a Cure’ beneficiaries. Upon entrance to Allen Fieldhouse, fans will receive pink t-shirts while supplies last.
Fans can Join the Chant by purchasing season tickets for as low as $115 with convenient payment plans available through July. For more information call the Kansas Athletics sales team at 800-34-HAWKS.
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