More than 5,300 in attendance at Koch Arena on Nov. 6 for the Wichita State-Newman charity men’s basketball game helped raise $45,000 to donate to the American Red Cross to assist with hurricane and other disaster relief efforts.
Wichita State won the exhibition 113-55.
“The generosity of Wichitans never ceases to amaze me,” WSU athletic director Darron Boatright said in a press release. “We’re grateful to the 5,300-plus fans who showed up, on short notice, to cheer on the Shockers and Jets and support a very worthy cause.”
“This just goes to show what the people and community of Wichita are able to do when they put their minds together for a common cause, and Newman University is incredibly proud to have been a part of it,” Trilli said in the release.