Archive for Friday, November 7, 2003

Former Baby Jay establishes mascot fund

November 7, 2003


Thanks to the creators of Kansas University's Baby Jay, a fund has been established to make sure KU's mascots look well-groomed.

Amy Hurst Rachman, who came up with the idea for Baby Jay in 1971, has given $5,000 to the KU Endowment Assn. to establish the Original Baby Jay Mascot Fund, KU announced Friday.

The fund will help defray the costs of the mascot program, including purchasing and maintaining the costumes for Big Jay and Baby Jay.

Rachman's mother, Marti Daniels Hurst of Boca Raton, Fla., has committed an additional $57,000 for the fund through her estate plans.

Rachman designed and built the first Baby Jay costume, which she wore for three years at events.

For more on this story, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Saturday's Journal-World.

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