Rock Chalk Ball brings a Jayhawk party to Kansas City

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Career/Life and News

2019 Rock Chalk Ball

Nearly 550 Jayhawks gathered April 27 to celebrate the University of Kansas at the 24th-annual Rock Chalk Ball, which is hosted by the Alumni Association and the Greater Kansas City Network.

Local news anchor John Holt, j’81, l’84, and digital reporter Crystle Lampitt, c’10, served as emcees. KU head football coach Les Miles and his wife, Kathy, were honorary chairs of the event.

The Bartle Hall red carpet was filled with KU friends, fans and alumni posing for pictures before moving into the Grand Ballroom for dinner. The evening festivities also included live music and silent and live auctions, which raised nearly $110,000 and featured a wooden Jayhawk carving from Kansaw Carvings artist Dan Besco, a trip to Greece, a ride in Crown Toyota’s Jayhawk car and a KU T-shirt quilt.

Proceeds from the 2019 Rock Chalk Ball will benefit alumni and student programs, including the Jayhawk Career Network, which has already created incredible connections among students and alumni.

Thank you to the event’s title sponsor, Intrust Bank, and the presenting sponsors— Charlie Hustle, KJO Media and Gohagan and Company— for their contributions to this year’s ball.

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Official photos from the event, courtesy of Steve Puppe, are available here and may be downloaded for personal use. If you attended this year’s Rock Chalk Ball, we’d love to have your feedback—please complete our survey.

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