Junior Wildcats have fun at Fantasy Day

K-State Alumni Communications

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.

The 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 program.

“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 grandparents.”

“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)

(Photos: David Mayes)

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