Scot Pollard, former Jayhawk and NBA champion, hosted the 90’s themed evening dedicated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Jayhawk SAAC chose the charity after meeting a patient from the hospital earlier in the year whose story greatly impacted the group. Teams raised over $1,000 from family, friends and athletics staff to sponsor their acts, all of which was donated to St. Jude.
For weeks teams prepared for what has been described as “the best Jayrock ever.” The event is a chance for teams to bond and the night showcases unique and surprising aspects to Jayhawk student-athlete personalities. The night’s results were as follows:
Football player and SAAC Exec representative Chad Kolumber and SAAC Graduate Assistant and former softball player, Ally Stanton bring you the night’s highlights.
Chad says: The Student-Athlete Development Department Staff because they motivated teams that haven’t performed in Jayrock for years. They helped our team choreograph and put together a skit in a short period of time that even placed.
Ally says: Claire Dryer from Tennis. The Tennis skit was decent and well-rehearsed, but Claire brought home that trophy for them. She had no reservations up on stage.
Chad says: The “Hold On” video with Mason Finely. Seeing him acting feminine, it’s not something you would expect from someone of his stature.
Ally says: Defintely the “Hold On” video.
check out the video:
Practice Pays Off
Chad says: I’m going to say Track & Field. The stomping routine they did takes a lot of practice.
Ally Says: Rowing’s Mario Brothers skit. They put so much time into their props and the timing of their skit. They definitely deserved their first place finish.
Jayhawk SAAC is already looking to next year’s Jayrock and they have hopes to expand the audience to the public and significantly increase its fundraising. For more Jayrock videos check out the Jayhawk SAAC YouTube channel JayrockTalent.