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March 3, 2023

A Night with Skylar Thompson to raise money for cancer research

Submitted by Katy Heger

Former Kansas State University quarterback Skylar Thompson is using his team mentality off the field to support cancer research at the university he loves.

A Night with Skylar Thompson will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Goolsby’s, 1212 Bluemont Ave. suite 130, in Manhattan, KS. All proceeds will be donated to the Thompson Family Cancer Research Fund, which supports the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

Tickets are $100 and include two drinks, a Cox Bros. BBQ buffet, live music and entertainment like duckpin bowling and multi-sport simulators. Guests can also enjoy a meet-and-greet with Thompson and a silent auction.

Some of the funds raised will be used this spring to provide a Skylar Thompson Family Cancer Research Award to an undergraduate student conducting breast cancer research in the chemistry department.

Thompson and his family established the cancer research fund last fall in memory of his mother, Teresa Lynn Thompson, and grandfather, John Walter Thompson. His mother died of breast cancer when he was six years old and his grandfather died of pancreatic cancer seven months later. To donate to the Thompson Family Cancer Research Fund, click here.

Thompson says that even though his time at K-State is over, he plans to continue supporting the Johnson Cancer Research Center.

The center, which is in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides funding and other support to advance cancer research and education at Kansas State University.

If you are interested in attending A Night with Skylar Thompson, please contact Jaime Kaufman at jaime@sportstrust.com or 954-815-4054, or register online here.