KU Kickoff at Corinth Square Set For August 22

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Football season is right around the corner and for Jayhawk fans that is signified by what has become an end-of-the summer tradition, the KU Kickoff at Corinth Square. The ninth annual event sponsored by First National Bank, will be held on Friday, Aug. 22, beginning at 6 p.m.

Kansas Athletics and the KU Alumni Association will join forces to host the family-friendly event located at 83rd & Mission Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. KU football head coach Charlie Weis and women’s basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson will each address the crowd at Corinth Square.

Also sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health, the KU Kickoff at Corinth Square will include food, drinks and KU giveaways as well as inflatable games for kids. The band Coversmith is scheduled to perform from 8-10 p.m. A limited number of coupons for Corinth Square vendors will be available for members of the KU Alumni Association and Williams Education Fund who show their membership cards.

Kansas will open the 2014 football season by hosting Southeast Missouri State on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Memorial Stadium. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. Tickets are available and can be purchased by contacting the Kansas Ticket Office at 1-800-34-HAWKS or via the web at KUAthletics.com.

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