Posted on May 27, 2014 in Alumni News and News
Life member Pam Swedlund, c’86, sent us a note this spring to tell us about the power of a sticker—our Jayhawk stickers, to be exact.
I just wanted to let you know I was in Washington, D.C. for my niece’s ninth birthday. I’ve had her, along with her younger sister, enrolled in Future Jayhawks since the program began. While I was there, Kate received a birthday card from Baby Jay. She saw the envelope and said, “Oh! I got a card from Baby Jay. I hope there are stickers in it!”.
She opened the card and was very happy that Baby Jay wished her a happy birthday and sent her stickers. Her sister Ava, who turns six in March, said “I hope Baby Jay doesn’t forget my birthday – I LIKE that Baby Jay!”. I think the program is working!
On another note, Kate had one of the Jayhawk stickers on her school notebook. Another girl in her class asked, “How do YOU know about Baby Jay?” Turns out, her parents are alumni of KU, so my brother and his wife (who are alumni as well) have been able to connect with fellow Jayhawks in D.C.
Ah, the power of a sticker.
If you have a youngster who loves Baby Jay, check out our Future Jayhawks program! It’s open to kids from birth through high school, and members receive an exclusive, KU-themed gift each year along with a birthday card from Baby Jay and other special goodies and invitations throughout the year.