Kids Clinics provide activities for young Wildcat
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Catbacker Kids Clinics give young Wildcat fans a chance to participate in
drills and games with K-State student-athletes. Pictured above is an event
in Dodge City. (Photo: K-State Athletics
Young Wildcat fans got a
taste of what it’s like to train as a Kansas State University student-athlete
during a series of Kids Clinics during the annual Catbacker Tour.
Co-sponsored by K-State Athletics and the K-State Alumni Association, the summer
Catbacker Tour gives Athletics and Alumni Association officials a chance to
visit Catbacker clubs in Kansas. The clubs contribute to the Ahearn Scholarship
Fund for student-athletes and help increase awareness of and support for K-State
This is the second year the Kids Clinics have
been included as part of the Catbacker tour. The clinics, which take place the
same day as the Catbacker dinners, are located in various places, usually in
local YMCAs or elementary schools.
“Each clinic is an opportunity for
kids to participate in drills and games with K-State student-athletes,” said
Gavin Hargrave, associate director of alumni programs for the Alumni
Association. “It gives them a chance to meet some of the players while also
learning a few things.”
This year, Kids Clinics took place in Dodge City,
Garden City, Colby, Hays, Topeka, Hutchinson and Wichita. More than 300 kids
participated in the events.
Have a young Wildcat fan in your family
and want to keep the fun going all year long? Sign them up for the Junior
Wildcats Club. The age requirement to be a part of the club is now as soon as
the child celebrates his or her 4th birthday. The maximum age for all members is
12 years old Sept. 1.
The cost is $20 for current K-State Alumni
Association or Ahearn Fund members; others pay $25. Membership includes a
membership card; T-shirt; birthday card from Willie the Wildcat; quarterly
newsletter and e-newsletter; free ticket to all volleyball, women's basketball
and baseball home games; and a discounted ticket to one select football and
men's basketball game (based on availability). Click here
to sign up.
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