Rock Chalk Ball

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Rock Chalk Ball
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS

5 p.m. Presidents Party (Presidents Club members, benefactors, and their table guests only)
6 p.m. Ball opens to all guests

Since 1996, the Rock Chalk Ball has been the premier fundraising event in Kansas City for the KU Alumni Association, helping to advance our mission of strengthening our beloved University of Kansas.

Registration is now open—purchase your tickets today!


Topher Enneking | Photo courtesy of KU Marketing CommunicationsThis year’s Rock Chalk Ball emcee, Topher Enneking, is a former KU football player best known for combining his words and rich, distinctive voice to share the experience of KU and its traditions.

After earning his degree in sociology in 2008, Enneking moved to Denver, Colorado, where he discovered artistic inspiration when he kept a journal while living in a tent in Cherry Creek State Park. During his stint in Denver, he worked as a maintenance man in the park and coached at a private Jesuit school. He later returned to Lawrence, where he is now an installation artist, poet and voice actor.

He began his Jayhawk life when he attended preschool at KU’s Hilltop Child Development Center—in the same building where he would eventually help create “Welcome to KU,” a poem and video that debuted in Memorial Stadium during Traditions Night for 2014 freshmen. The video became an instant Internet favorite among Jayhawks. Enneking wrote the poem with Tim Seley, associate director of digital media for KU Marketing Communications, who led the video production team. Enneking also narrates the University’s 2015 promotional video, “KU: A legacy born from ashes.”

Special Thanks

Event Chairs
John, j’81, l’84, and Suzy Holt, l’84
Joseph, c’01, and Shanna Grant, b’01

Rock Chalk Ball Committee Chairs:
Mark A Frutiger, b’01
Jake Ballard, b’01

In keeping with the Alumni Association’s mission to strengthen KU, proceeds from the 2015 Rock Chalk Ball will be used to enhance and expand outstanding alumni programs that unite Jayhawks, provide networking opportunities, and engage alumni in student recruitment and other advocacy on behalf of KU.

For more information, contact Betsy Winetroub at 913.897.8445 or