Williams Education Fund Celebrates Fourth-Annual Thank You Week

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Williams Education Fund is excited to announce the beginning of its fourth-annual Thank You Week, November 18-22. Thank You Week is a celebration of the thousands of devoted Jayhawk supporters who help provide opportunities for nearly 500 KU student-athletes to pursue a world-class education, while competing in college athletics at the highest level. Several of our student-athletes are excited to express their gratitude and appreciation for making their Jayhawk journey one they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

“The members of the Williams Education Fund do so much for Kansas Athletics and we are excited to be able to show our appreciation to them,” Ryan White, senior associate athletics director for development said. “The support of the Williams Education Fund members is instrumental in providing scholarship dollars, operational support and facility enhancements that have a lasting impact for all those who don the crimson and blue.”

This year’s Thank You Week will spotlight the experiences of four KU student-athletes and how they were directly affected by the generous contributions of Williams Education Fund members. Content will be shared on Williams Education Fund social media platforms, as well as WilliamsFund.com. Also, active Williams Education Fund members will automatically be entered to win prize drawings that will be announced throughout the week. See below for the full list of prizes:

  • Lightweight men’s (1) and women’s (1) quarter-zip
  • “Rock Chalk” bottle openers (2)
  • Mounted wall bottle opener
  • “Kansas Jayhawks” garment bag
  • Two volleyball tickets vs. Iowa State
  • 2019-20 Kansas men’s basketball autographed ball
  • “120 years of basketball” commemorative watch
  • Williams Education Fund ice bucket
  • Williams Education Fund Bluetooth speaker
  • Two men’s basketball tickets vs. Colorado
  • Aervana Williams Education Fund wine aerator
  • Bill Self-signed basketball
  • 2008 national championship Allen Fieldhouse floor piece
  • Kansas men’s basketball media guide
  • Williams Education Fund Prize Pack – cooler, koozies, tumblers (2), WEF hats (2), pop sockets (2)
  • Women’s quarter-zip and men’s polo
  • Les Miles-signed hats (2)
  • Williams Education Fund license plates (2)
  • “The Champions: Kansas Basketball at the Pinnacle” book and “Kansas Basketball: Legacy of Coaches” DVD
  • 2019-20 Kansas women’s basketball autographed ball
  • Horejsi Family Volleyball Arena commemorative floor piece
  • Two courtside women’s basketball tickets vs. Florida
  • KU bamboo cutting board and knife set
  • Williams Education Fund umbrella
  • Les Miles-signed football
  • Les Miles-signed media guides (2)
  • 2015 Maui Invitational memorabilia
  • Two Touchdown Club standing-room-only tickets vs Baylor
  • KU team-issued football helmet

Winners will be selected at random throughout the week, and to be eligible, contestants must be an active Williams Education Fund member. Follow the Williams Education Fund on Facebook and Twitter to keep current on the daily giveaways.

YOU make the difference. To become an active Williams Education Fund member, click HERE.