Kansas University’s softball team will show its support of the men and women serving the United States on Saturday, when it plays host to Military Day at Arrocha Ballpark.
The Jayhawks will take on Baylor that day at 2 p.m.
KU senior pitcher Allie Clark spearheaded the effort and is looking to collect personal items such as toothbrushes, razors and mouthwash, as well as canned and other non-perishable foods. Fans are also encouraged to write letters of support to those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world.
“I have been emailing one of the unit’s sergeants, and he sent me a list of some of the items his unit would like,” Clark said. “... It is satisfying to know we are helping to make some of our troops’ time away from friends and family better.”