Schools For Success Program Enters Its Fifth Year

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s basketball team will continue to partner with 14 local elementary schools and participate in its Schools for Success program for the fifth-straight year as 2014 Big 12 Conference play gets underway.

The Schools for Success program matches one member of the Kansas women’s basketball team with a local elementary school. That player or coach visits the school to meet the students, read, eat lunch, play at recess, and provide a positive role model for the kids in the community.  

“It has been such a good relationship building opportunity for us in the community, on top of increasing attendance and creating awareness for our program,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “It’s great for our program to reach out to young children and to have a presence in the elementary schools. All of us, our staff and our players, have really enjoyed it and we are excited about the opportunity.”

The Schools for Success is a program developed by Kansas Athletics, with the intention of increasing awareness and attendance for KU women’s basketball. Kansas Athletics provided an admission card to each student in the K-5th grade which allows free admission at the gate to all Big 12 Conference home games. The school with the highest percentage attendance rate at the end of the season will be awarded a $2,500 prize, as well as a special assembly featuring the KU mascots, student-athletes and exciting prizes.  Second place will receive $1,500 and third place will receive $1,000.

To view updated Schools for Success standings, click here.

For more information on participating in the Schools for Success program, please contact Kate Stoess at or (785) 864-4962, or visit your school’s front office.  The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.