Annual "Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat Event" Combines Fun, Purpose

The Kansas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Booth Family Hall of Athletics are teaming up for another family-friendly, community-oriented event around Halloween by hosting the annual “Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat” event Thursday, Oct. 29, in the newly remodeled Hall of Athletics at Allen Fieldhouse. Children and families are invited to come in costume to Trick-or-Treat with Jayhawk student-athletes for free with a non-perishable food donation, which will be given to Just Food and distributed to those in need in Douglas County. 

The event, which includes games and activities, a photo booth, and a trick-or-treat bag giveaway, along with interaction with the Kansas Jayhawks, is held in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, accessible via the east doors of Allen Fieldhouse. Dozens of families turned out for last year’s event, a safe option for families participating in Halloween festivities. 

“It’s a fun event that gives the community a chance to see the student-athletes in a different way, and most importantly we hope to collect a lot of food for an organization that does so much good in Lawrence,” Kansas Director of Student-Athlete Development and SAAC advisor Cassie Dickerson said. “Just Food is feeding about 150-200 families a day and we are just trying to do our part to help them meet their needs.”

Added softball junior and SAAC member Sophia Templin: “Crimson and Boo is one of our favorite events because it not only gets the community involved for a great cause, but we love seeing the kids dress up. It’s a lot of fun for everybody.”

Where: Booth Family Hall of Athletics
1651 Naismith Drive, Lawrence, KS 66045
Who: You! And Jayhawk student-athletes
When: Thursday, October 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Just Food

Other student-athletes echoed Templin’s sentiments about the evening.

“I enjoy Crimson and Boo because it not only gives me and my teammate’s a chance to bond and have fun together, but we get to hang out with little kids for two and a half hours, and we get to help out Just Food and those who are in need,” Kansas volleyball’s Tayler Soucie said. “I’m looking forward to dressing up with my teammates, seeing the other teams’ costumes and seeing how much food we can accumulate for Just Food.” The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.