Jayhawks Lend a Helping Hand

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball spent time Tuesday afternoon giving back to the Lawrence community as the Jayhawks volunteered with Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, Inc., (LINK) and served lunch to those in need.

“It means a lot to us to give back and to help them (LINK) out,” said senior CeCe Harper. “To see the excitement on everyone’s faces and to do something good for the community is amazing.”

All 12 members of the KU women’s basketball team and several members of coaching staff headed to First Christian Church to serve a hot home-cooked meal through LINK.

Aside from helping serving lunch, the Jayhawks had the chance to visit with members of the community and talk about basketball.

“It’s great having the women’s basketball team down here,” said Greg Moore, coordinator of the LINK program. “The guests love whenever we have student-athletes from KU because they all follow the programs. It’s really neat that they are taking time out of their day to help all these people. I know they are busy, but they care enough to help us out and it’s awesome.”

LINK has been serving meals to the community since 1985. Lunch is served in the basement of the First Christian Church from 1-2 p.m., every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and all federal holidays.

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