June 16, 2018
Frank Mason celebrates with Kings teammate Harry Giles during a charity softball game at Community America Ballpark Saturday. Mason coordinated the event, which included several former Jayhawks, to benefit the Children’s Mercy Kansas City & National Youth Foundation.
Moments before the first pitch was even thrown, Frank Mason was hopeful that his charity softball game could become an annual event. Mason, who played for the University of Kansas between 2013-17, will forever be attached to the area. And that is why the first charity event he coordinated — since getting drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2017 — was held at a place close to Lawrence.