Jayhawks Continue Season of Giving

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Even in the midst of the season, Kansas women’s basketball is finding plenty of time to spread Holiday cheer and give back to the community.

The Jayhawks helped with the Crimson & Blue Project at Lawrence Memorial Hospital last week and have also adopted several families through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program.

“This program is built on an attitude for gratitude and recognizing how grateful we are for the opportunities we’ve had,” said head coach Bonnie Henrickson. “One of many ways we are able to give back to our community, with the help of our booster club, is to spend time shopping for families making their holiday season a little brighter.”

KU women’s basketball took to the stores in Lawrence and shopped for four families. The team split up into four groups to pick out outfits and presents for each member of the family.

“The team had fun shopping for the families and they take pride in it,” Henrickson said. “They want to get the right gifts or the coolest gifts, whether it’s for a little kid or an adult. We come back and wrap all the gifts and it’s a really exciting time for all of us.”

The adopt-a-family program is one of several charitable organizations that the Kansas women’s basketball team participates in throughout the year. Earlier this year, the Jayhawks served lunch with the LINK program along with their annual trip to LMH.

“We are blessed to be in a situation where we are fortunate enough to give back in such an exciting way,” added Henrickson. “It’s been great working with the Salvation Army in finding families to help for the last seven years.” 

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