Sweepstakes winner revels in KU’s historic hoops victory

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in Alumni News and News

Carole Haggard, Membership Mania Sweepstakes winner
Carole Haggard, a retired teacher in Olathe, could not believe her good luck in January, when she learned she had won the grand prize in the Alumni Association’s Membership Mania Sweepstakes. Haggard, g’94, who renewed her annual membership to enter the drawing, scored a $1,000 Visa gift card, a basketball autographed by the KU men’s basketball team and four tickets to a home game in Allen Field House.

Her good fortune continued Feb. 13, when Haggard, her daughter-in-law Calla Haggard and granddaughters Sara and Dorothy enjoyed prime seats for the Jayhawks’ improbable comeback 84-80 win in overtime against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The family rejoiced with the rest of the thunderous crowd, which set a new Guinness world record when the roar reached 130.4 decibels, the  loudest in an indoor arena.

“This was an unforgettable night, and I’m truly grateful,” Haggard said. Sharing the experience with her family made it all the sweeter.

Calla Haggard and her daughters, Sara and Dorothy, celebrated with their grandmother, Carole Haggard, during the KU’s memorable home-court win over West Virginia Feb. 13.

Calla Haggard and her daughters, Sara and Dorothy, celebrated with their grandmother, Carole Haggard, during the KU’s memorable home-court win over West Virginia Feb. 13.

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Sweepstakes winners announced

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 in Alumni News and News

Membership Mania Sweepstakes

Thanks to everyone who entered the Alumni Association’s Membership Mania Sweepstakes. The following winners renewed or upgraded their memberships, purchased a gift membership or made a year-end contribution to the Association to enter the drawing:

Grand Prize: $1,000 Visa® gift card, 2016-’17 KU men’s team autographed basketball and four tickets to the KU vs. West Virginia basketball game
Carole Haggard, g’94, Olathe

Second Prize: 60-inch Samsung® flat screen television
Wendy Rohleder-Sook, c’98, l’01, Hays

Third Prize: Yeti® Jayhawk cooler and two tumblers
Jason Scheiderer, Kansas City

Fourth Prize: Bose® Bluetooth speaker
Karen Pershall-Wilder, PharmD’08, Olathe

Fifth Prize: $100 Visa® Gift Card
William Nye, c’70, Falls Church, Virginia

Stay tuned for Member APPreciation Month coming up in February—we’ll have a sweet special offer available just for members!

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