Landen Lucas - Sports For Life

$16,030 of $25k goal

Raised by 74 people in 20 days
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Shelley Lucas  LAWRENCE, KS
Landen Lucas, the KU center 2012-2017 and Sports Illustrated 'Glue Guy' of the Jayhawks men's basketball team, along with his mother, Shelley Lucas, an educator and leadership development professional, have started the Landen Lucas Foundation -Sports For Life Fund.

Living in a single parent home for much of his life, Landen didn't have the financial stability and privileges of many of his peers. Shelley had to say no a lot because she couldn't afford the luxury of family vacations or big summer camps. Landen loved sports, but often it was difficult to afford the sports team fees and equipment. In fact, there are many sports and other extra-curricular activities that Landen would not have been able to participate in without the gift of used sports equipment from friends and the blessing of financial assistance from grandparents and other extended family. Without that support system, Shelley would not have been able to give Landen all the opportunities that he was ultimately blessed with.

Now, Landen knows the great value in the life lessons learned through sports and he wants to be sure that all students have the opportunity to participate and compete. And as an educator, Shelley sees the negtive impact on students who want to play sports but can't afford the fees or equipment.

Therefore, Sports For Life will be providing scholarships for underprivileged students in the Lawrence school district of the University of Kansas, and the Portland/Beaverton School districts, where Landen attended school from 7-12th grade.

Your donation will directly contribute to the sports fees, equipment, shoes, and valuable life lessons for many school students who can not afford to participate in sports without your help!

We appreciate you! And we want to thank you for your donation with a photo or some gear. Just let us know where to send it. 

You may also  follow Landen's journey through high school, college and into professional basketball, along with Inspiration and advice for parents raising athletes at www.SidelineSportsMom.com
www.LandenLucasFoundation.org


Thank you so much for your blessing to others!
Shelley Lucas and Landen Lucas
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Update 1
Posted by Shelley Lucas
16 days ago
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We are amazed and excited by the amount of money we have raised in just 5 days! You are all so generous and thoughtful. We are proud to be associated with such good people. At the beginning of May, Landen will be providing our first 10-20 scholarships for sports camps, team fees and equipment.. We will share photos and news at that time. Please keep spreading the news. The more we raise, the more we can give!

Thank you again for your generosity and blessing to those less fortunate.
We appreciate you!
Landen and Shelley Lucas
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$16,030 of $25k goal

Raised by 74 people in 20 days
Created April 10, 2017
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MA
$100
Michelle Alexander
3 hours ago

So glad to support Landon's commitment to social justice

$50
Nick Weippert
1 day ago

Love that you two are making a difference in the community! Rock Chalk!

$50
Pat Gragg
1 day ago
$1,000
Anonymous
1 day ago (Offline Donation)
GP
$125
Gabi P
2 days ago
$330
Anonymous
6 days ago
MD
$25
Mary Dohrmann
6 days ago

This is such a great idea - Congratulations!

DG
$50
Donna Green
7 days ago

Great goal. Investing in our future.

$50
Anonymous
10 days ago
$25
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10 days ago
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