Junior Wildcats have fun at Fantasy DayK-State Alumni
Children age 4 to 12 experienced what it’s like
to play football and basketball and cheer for Kansas State University athletics
during the 2013 Junior Wildcats Fantasy Day on May 4. Events took place in the
Basketball Training Facility and in the Indoor Practice Facility.
daylong event provided activities for children to scrimmage with K-State
student-athletes on the men’s and women’s basketball and football teams and
cheer with K-State cheerleaders. Children also had the opportunity to get
autographs from student-athletes on the three teams as well as the cheer squad
and Willie the Wildcat.
“Fantasy Day is a great time for K-State’s
youngest fans to have the opportunity to get on the field or court and interact
with the student-athletes,” said Gavin Hargrave, associate director of alumni
programs for the K-State Alumni Association.
Representatives from the
Manhattan Public Library presented to the members during lunch, which was
sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, about the library’s summer reading
“We have been in the program for four or five years,” said Julie
Dodds, Augusta, Kan. “It’s fun watching the kids interact with the players, and
the kids love getting to go to the women’s basketball games and bring their
“I like meeting the players and seeing all the purple
everywhere,” said Karli Dodds, 12, the eldest of the three Dodd sisters enrolled
in the Junior Wildcats Club.
Junior Wildcats Club is organized by
the Alumni Association, K-State Athletics and KansasStateCars.com
. For more information about the Junior
Wildcats Club program visit http://www.juniorwildcatsclub.com/
or call the K-State Alumni Association at 800-600-ALUM (2586)