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Friday, September 4, 2009

KU tailgating fundraiser

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Two medical clinics run by Kansas University students will benefit from program sales at KU football games this year as part of the Proud to be a Jayhawk fundraiser.

The JayDoc Free Clinic in Kansas City, Kan., and the JayDoc Community Clinic in Wichita will split revenue from the sales at the six home games. The clinics provide free service to people with little or no health insurance.

The promotion has raised more than $40,000 since 2001 for organizations and initiatives affiliated with KU.

Comments

BDub 10 years, 4 months ago

Not to be critical - just wondering... Is the "tailgating fundraiser" an event involving tailgating? As in fans could come buy food and drinks at this tailgating fundraiser? If so, please tell us when and where!

But then the article says they will "benefit from program sales". I just don't get the connection to the headline. While I read it, I just kept wondering where and when the tailgate event would be.

Regardless, I'm glad these clinics will benefit.

gardenjay 10 years, 4 months ago

BDub - anyone would think this was a weird article to be missing the subject from its title. Thank you for stating what needed to be said.

Remember, this was probably written by a young journalist who needs to know what the standards are, and even though you may hurt his feelings, and get backlash from his other half who may write back that 'no one loves a critic' , really it is you who are doing everyone - including George - a really big service.

George - looking forward to your next article - make it better, go George go! Go KU!

Michael Leiker 10 years, 4 months ago

Doesn't it say pretty clearly that they're selling programs to make money for their clinics. These are the kids that wander around selling programs at tailgates. I gathered that easily by reading the article.

gardenjay 10 years, 4 months ago

Ahh...that makes sense now. Point taken. Still, I think George should have the word tailgating in the article, and here's why:

whenever I see the word tailgating it makes me want to go to one. I was hoping to hear details about this 'tailgating fundraiser' that doesn't exist. What caused me to read the article in the first place was this desire to justify getting some bad food tomorrow, instead of all this damned healthy food I eat all year round. Even though I know I can't go to this event.

It's sad, but some of us are virtual fans now, and I don't recall seeing this program-selling phenomenon back when I went to KU games. Sounds like it will be a great fund-raiser though!

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