A STORY OF HOPE
After the success of the initial game, the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic continued as an annual event. Because Brandon White’s passion was children and his fight was cancer, the Roundball Classic shifted its focus to benefiting families battling pediatric cancer or other challenging illnesses, and has raised over $770,000 for those families. 109 former KU basketball players have returned to play in the Classic to date, including 17 NBA draft picks and three NBA champions. In addition, three members of the 2008 KU Orange Bowl team, a former WBC Welterweight Champion, an ESPN SportsCenter anchor and a winner of Survivor have volunteered to play.
The Rock Chalk Roundball Classic has helped more than 40 families to date. We hope through expanded awareness, player participation, and personal donations, we can continue to grow and exceed our goals for years to come