Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2001

Jayhawks aiding charity

September 27, 2001

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Kansas University student-athletes will work to raise money for families of victims of the Sept. 11 national tragedy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hy-Vee, 4000 West Sixth. St.

Athletes will spend the day selling cookies donated by Hy-Vee and collecting donations. All proceeds will go to the Sept. 11 Fund sponsored by the United Way and New York Community Trust to aid families of victims lost in the terrorist attacks.

KU athletics items will be given away as part of a raffle. Included are signed hat and T-shirt from the men's basketball team and a signed ball from the women's soccer team. Several coaches will be on hand.

Former KU volleyball player Nancy Bell came up with the idea.

"Obviously this tragedy has hit hard," KU senior football player Brandon Wier said. "We wanted to do our part and this was a chance for us to do something locally. Hy-Vee has been so good to us by donating the cookies and helping ask for donations at their registers."

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