Let me me state the obvious right out of the gate. The University of Kansas isn’t especially known for this:
At least not lately.
We’re more known for this:
For starters, we – along with some of our friends – became diehard* tailgaters.
It gave us a chance to see our college kids and their friends each week.
Sometimes we even let our friends from that other school join us.
And as far as the games themselves, there’s nothing quite like the sights and sounds of a college football game.
It’s the perfect fall experience – right up there with hayrides and bonfires.
I’m excited because this year Kansas Athletics is giving one of The Family CEO’s readers the KU game day experience for free.
The giveaway includes:
- One single-game family 4-pack of tickets to a home KU football game of the winner’s choice
- One $50 gift card to Downtown Lawrence
- One Junior Jayhawk Kids Club membership
It includes inflatable games, live radio broadcasts, tackling station/drills, face painting, a balloon artist, free KU promotional items, a fan photo booth and visits from KU student-athletes.
And I was so happy to learn that the giveaway includes a $50 downtown Lawrence gift certificate. Mass Street in Lawrence is a destination in itself. There are dozens of cool shops and restaurants to spend that gift card. Dinner after the game, maybe?
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment on this post. You can tell me who you would take to the game or where you would spend the gift card or just say I’m in.
Any comment will serve as your entry.
On Friday of this week – August 29 – I’ll use a random number generator to choose a winner from the comments.
So good luck and Rock Chalk!
*P.S. Tailgating is addictive. Do you know how many tailgating accessories there are? Pop up tables! Miniature gas grills! Helmet-shaped salt and pepper shakers! (We have all of those.)
P.P.S. The funnel cakes in Memorial Stadium are delicious. Get one.
Note: I was compensated by Kansas Athletics for this post. All opinions are my own.