Video: KU football and Special Olympians combine forces for fun-filled clinic


Here's a quick video I put together from today's KU football clinic with about 100 Special Olympians. The event, which was organized by Hannah & Friends, the not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with different abilities founded by KU coach Charlie Weis and his wife Maura, included the team and its participants running through 10 different skills stations and an hour-and-a-half of drills, laughs and smiles.

The new KU student group, Hannah & Jayhawk Friends, which, Maura Weis said is the fastest growing organization on campus, also helped make Saturday's fun happen.

After the clinic was over, I got to stick around for an hour of the Jayhawks actual practice and saw some new looks and new faces, so I'll have more thoughts from that later today.

For now, enjoy the video from a great event!


Jack Jones 5 years, 2 months ago

Matt. Thanks for shooting this wonderful video and sharing it with us. These are really special moments in the lives of each of these participants > and as is usually the case, it's virtually impossible to tell who is having the most fun > the guests or the players and coaches.

If someone wants to experience a really meaningful and rewarding experience > and as you can tell from this video, a real blast of a time > Hannah & Friends and the new student group, Hannah & Jayhawk Friends, is the place for you. Thanks to Maura and Charlie for your leadership and involvement with this project.

Rock_Chalk_NYC 5 years, 2 months ago

That's awesome! Great job to all the athletes involved!

Jillian Andrews 5 years, 2 months ago

THIS is what it's all about. Very cool. Thanks for posting.

Kman_blue 5 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for posting this video Matt!

I find myself sitting here with a big stupid grin plastered on my face from watching it and reading about the event. I'm sure the players had just as much fun as the participants did.

Good stuff!

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