The Lawrence Community Shelter will benefit from Kansas University’s men’s basketball team’s loss to the University of Kentucky in the NCAA championship game.
Because of a wager between Gov. Sam Brownback and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Brownback will send 440 Kansas steak burgers to the Hope Shelter in Lexington, Ken.
In addition, Brownback Tuesday will deliver 120 steak burgers to the Lawrence Community Shelter.
“Like Gov. Brownback, we were cheering for a different result of the basketball game, but as a second outcome everyone at the Lawrence Community Shelter is grateful to the governor for this delicious and generous gift as a slam dunk of another sort,” LCS Executive Director Loring Henderson said.
Brownback said, “Gov. Beshear and I are very appreciative of the work done by organizations like the Hope Center and Lawrence Community Shelter.
“They provide the bridge that families and individuals need to get their lives back on track,” he said.
Brownback also thanked the Kansas City Steak Co. which helped provide the Kansas steak burgers and the Kansas Beef Council which helped arrange the donation.