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Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London
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In May 2024, 20 students from major programs across campus will travel to London, England, to explore the relationship between sports and culture. In the semester leading up to the trip, students will learn about the effects of hosting the Olympic games on a city. The will also learn the rules and history of cricket, rugby and tennis and identify crossovers between society and sports, such as the pop culture hit Ted Lasso. We’ll investigate similarities and differences between sports and society in the United States and England. Some trip highlights are the Lord’s Cricket Grounds, Wimbledon, the 2012 London Olympics facilities, Big Ben, Stonehenge and Richmond (home of Ted Lasso).


One of the biggest obstacles for our students to study abroad is the cost of the trip. We are raising funds to assist these students in experiencing this life-changing study abroad trip. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to help offset student costs. 

Your donation on Day of Giving should be directed to the Kinesiology Department Travel Fund and will help support our students and give them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 Men's and Women's Golf 98
2 $1,750 Mass Media Career Accelerator Fund 96
3 $1,250 Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London 80
4 $500 Adopt-A-Turtle 78
5 $500 Volleyball 40
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Business Dean's Fund $20,355.00
2 Jim Concannon Deanship $11,535.00
3 SOL Summer Public Interest Stipends $11,434.00
4 Mulvane Art Museum $11,150.00
5 Dean's Fund & Scholarships - Law $9,425.00
Sports Traditions and Cultural History of London Match
The Washburn University board of trustees will match dollar-for-dollar up to $500 in gifts made to support kinesiology students traveling to London.
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