RCW: Jayhawks for a Cure check presented at KU football game
Kansas’ football game against TCU on Saturday, October 8, was one of several Jayhawks for a Cure events throughout the year coordinated by the Kansas marketing and fan experience staff to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Last weekend saw three Kansas teams support the effort, with volleyball and soccer each hosting Jayhawks for a Cure games, but it’s a department-wide initiative supported by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
During the football game, Kansas tennis student-athletes and SAAC representatives Nina Khmelnitckaia and Janet Koch presented a check on behalf of Jayhawks for a Cure in the amount of $10,000, equivalent to the funds raised for cancer treatment and research during the past year. Coaches, student-athletes, staff and fans all contribute to this annual effort, which directly benefits Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the KU Cancer Center.
KU Leads, the Kansas Jayhawks’ student-athlete development unit, focuses on leadership training, community engagement, traditions and professional development to enhance the student-athlete experience. Within KU Leads, the Kansas K Club – the department’s letterwinners association – has the mission is to help preserve the history and traditions of Kansas Athletics, support current student-athletes, and connect former participants, coaches, student athletic trainers and managers of varsity sports at the University of Kansas.