Commitment to Service
• Jock Jams is a lip-syncing and dancing competition where the student-athletes compete to raise money for the American Cancer Society. As a favorite of the student-athletes, Jock Jams annually raises well over $3,000 for cancer research.
Fridays with the Flashes
• Every Friday throughout the school year, KSU student-athletes travel to an area elementary school to spend time with the students during recess. The kindergarten through 5th grade students look forward to these visits each week. The visits provide excellent role models for the elementary students while also allowing the student-athletes a much needed stress-relief during their busy schedules.
School Visit Program
• Frequently, KSU athletics receive requests for student-athletes to speak at area elementary schools. Assembly topics have included: what it’s like to be a college student-athlete, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. The student-athletes enjoy visiting the elementary schools just as much as the kids enjoy hearing them speak.
Team Charity Events
• Each varsity athletic team holds an annual charity event to raise money for various organizations. Examples include the gymnastics team’s “Flip for the Cure”, a pink event raising money for breast cancer research. The baseball team annually hosts the “Diamond Classic for Kids”, a game between KSU and UA at Aeros Stadium, raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital.