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K-State Today

January 3, 2012



Cotton Bowl community service project brings Wildcats and Razorbacks together for a cause

By Communications and Marketing

Wildcats and Razorbacks can work side by side and give back to the local community during a volunteer project that coincides with the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

The project happens from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 5 -- one day before the Friday bowl game kickoff at 7 p.m. in Arlington, Texas. The project will involve volunteers from both Kansas State University and the University of Arkansas.

It is the first time the university has participated in a service project that coincides with a bowl game.

"K-State has long been regarded as having some of the most loyal and supportive fans in the nation," said Gavin Hargrave, associate director of alumni programs for the K-State Alumni Association. "K-Staters also are known for their compassion and willingness to help others. We are looking forward to this opportunity to work together with volunteers from the University of Arkansas to assist those in need in the Dallas area."

The community service project is open to K-State fans of all ages. Volunteers will help sort clothes, food and furniture for Mission Arlington, which serves more than 1,000 clients in the Arlington community each day. The mission is located at 210 W. South St. in downtown Arlington.

Registration is not necessary for the project. For more information, contact Gavin Hargrave at 785-532-5057 or ghargrave@K-State.com. For more information about Mission Arlington, visit http://www.missionarlington.org.