Magnificent Seven Featured at 16th Annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic

By Jayson Henderson

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The 16th Annual Rock Chalk Roundball Classic, held June 13-15, successfully raised over $400,000 for seven families battling pediatric cancer. This year’s beneficiaries, dubbed the Magnificent Seven, included children from Kansas and Missouri.

The event began with a basketball game on June 13, where the Crimson Team defeated the Blue Team 116-101 at Free State High School. The weekend also featured a Gala Dinner on June 14 and a bowling event on June 15. Organized by Brian Hanni, the event saw participation from over 30 Kansas celebrities.

Highlights included a marriage proposal by former KU standout Calvin Thompson to Barbara Adkins-Henry and a $250,000 donation by Kent and Missy McCarthy. The event has raised over $1.5 million in 16 years, with this year’s funds benefiting the Yvonne Adams Legacy Fund.

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