Student-athletes prep for football season, spring game April 23

K-State Athletics Communications and K-State Alumni Communications 

Watch a video of Kansas State University football players visiting a local elementary school. (Photo: K-State Athletics Communications)

Get ready to show your purple pride and cheer on the Wildcat football team at the annual Purple/White Spring Game at 1 p.m. April 23 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. General admission tickets are $5. The game is your first chance to see the ’Cats in action before they kick off the 2016 season with a nonconference game Sept. 2 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California. 

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Kansas State University football players faced their first competition of the year during a match-up earlier this spring — though the field was actually a playground, their opponents were elementary school students, and the goal was to have fun, rather than win a game. 

In March, the players visited Lee Elementary School in Manhattan, Kansas, and took time out from training to play with the children and read to them, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The outing provided the football program an opportunity to give back to the community as the student-athletes start gearing up for the new season.

“We had a lot of fun,” said freshman C.J. Reese. “It made me remember being a little kid, and I just loved it. I like interacting with kids, playing with them and everything, and being a positive role model.” 

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