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Assists Foundation Announces Fall Festival and Equipment Drive to Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Lawrence, KS (October 1, 2013) -- In support of it’s ongoing commitment to increase opportunities for youth participation in sports and physical activities, Bill Self’s Assists Foundation today announced that it will host an equipment collection drive on Sunday, October 27th at Abe & Jake’s Landing in downtown Lawrence. The Assists Fall Festival is free and open to the public.

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Assists Foundation Announces $2 Million Commitment
to the Douglas County Community Foundation

LAWRENCE, KS (June 4, 2013) –LAWRENCE, Kansas -- The Assists Foundation, the nonprofit organization started in 2006 by Bill and Cindy Self, today announced its commitment to donate up to $2 million to the Douglas County Community Foundation. The funds will be designated for the City of Lawrence’s recreation center project, which will be located at the Rock Chalk Park site near the intersection of 6th Street and George Williams Way, just east of K-1.

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The Assists Foundation brings its signature fundraising event to
downtown Lawrence

LAWRENCE, KS (March 1, 2013) – The Assists Foundation will host Bill's Basketball Boogie on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at the newly renovated Abe & Jake’s Landing in downtown Lawrence. The Boogie will benefit Bill and Cindy Self’s seven-year old nonprofit foundation, which awards ten community grants and eight four-year college scholarships on an annual basis and additionally supports various youth initiatives around the state of Kansas.

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Bill Self’s Assists Foundation To Host “A Courtside View”
Panel event will feature Bill Self, Jay Bilas, MikeDeCourcy, Blair Kerkhoff

LAWRENCE, KS (October 13, 2012) – Bill Self’s Assists Foundation will host a fundraising event featuring a college basketball discussion panel with KU head coach Bill Self, ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas, Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy and Kansas City Star columnist Blair Kerkhoff on Thursday, November 1st at the Crown Toyota Pavilion in Lawrence.

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Eight Local High School Seniors Awarded

In partnership with the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the Kansas City Kansas School Foundation for Excellence, the Assists Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2012 scholarship awards. Scholarship candidates are required to demonstrate a commitment to community service, academic excellence and extracurricular and civic involvement. Each recipient will receive $2,500 per year, renewable for up to four (4) years.

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Bill Self's Assists Foundation Announces Grant Recipients
Bill Self’s Assists Foundation has granted $15,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Kansas.

“This round of grant recipients covered the spectrum from a junior high school garden in Lawrence to a youth sportsmanship program in Salina,” said Miles Schnaer, chairman of the Charitable Contributions Committee of Assists. Organizations receiving grants were: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, TLC for Children and Families of Olathe, KS, the Salina Area Youth Sportsmanship Initiative (SAYSI) of Salina, KS, the Community Mercantile Education Foundation (for the Growing Food, Growing West garden project) and Van Go Mobile Arts.

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Assists Foundation Awards First Round 2010 Grants
The Charitable Contributions Committee of Bill Self’s Assists Foundation selected the first round of grant recipients for 2010.  Five nonprofit organizations that share Assists’ mission to help provide youth access to better lives received grants:  House of Hope of Wichita, Outside for a Better Inside of Lawrence, Kaw Valley Young Life of Basehor, Head Start of Lawrence and PIECE of Lawrence.
"As in the past, the committee was challenged to select only five organizations.

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G.R.A.D.E. Foundation receives grant
Written by Kristen Waggener
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 08:00 The Louisburg-based G.R.A.D.E. Foundation was recently the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Assists Foundation, a foundation founded by Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his family.

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Bill Self’s Assists Foundation Awards Scholarships to Local Students
LAWRENCE, Kan. (June, 2009) – In partnership with the Kansas City Kansas School Foundation for Excellence the Assists Foundation, a 501(C)3, nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 scholarship program. Established by Kansas men’s basketball coach, Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, this is the Assists Foundation’s first announcement of scholarship recipients since its inception in 2006.

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Bill Self’s Assists Foundation Announces Grant Winners
Foundation also honors graduating seniors with scholarships
LAWRENCE, Kan. (June, 2009) – The Assists Foundation, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization established by Kansas men’s basketball coach, Bill Self and his wife, Cindy, is pleased to announce its first round of grant and scholarship recipients. Five organizations were each awarded a $3,000 grant from the Assists Foundation and four high school seniors were selected to receive a $2,500 scholarship per year, up to four years to aid in their educational pursuits.

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Self Garners Another National Honor, CBS/Chevrolet Coach of the Year
DETROIT, Mich. - Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self has been busy during his trip to the Final Four in Detroit as Saturday he was named the CBS/Chevrolet Coach of the Year as chosen by the CBS talent and production staff.

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Self Delivers Phog First - By Kristi Setaro looks at how Kansas head coach Bill Self was able to give the Wright family a very special Phog Allen first.

The word March in college hoops is usually followed by “madness”, and the term “survive and advance” is popular terminology as teams across the country fight to keep their seasons alive.

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Schools Influence Obesity in Kids
KANSAS CITY, MO(2008-01-31) Some studies report that more than 15 percent of
U.S. children are overweight or obese. The situation is worse in Kansas and
Missouri where childhood obesity rates are higher than the national average.

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Home Court Advantage
Cindy Self raises a family in the spotlight, commits time to charitable
children’s organizations

By Ronda Miller - Special to the Journal-World
Posted Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cindy Kelly came to Lawrence for the first time as a sophomore to cheer for Oklahoma State University’s basketball team when the Cowboys played the Jayhawks in 1984. OSU lost to Kansas, but Cindy was formally introduced to a Cowboy basketball player who had caught her eye.


Going once, going twice … Auctioned Self raises BSA funds
By Gary Bedore
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bill Self, who said he had not broken 80 on the golf course all summer, appeared a bit embarrassed as participants in his Boy Scout Classic bid for his services Monday at Lawrence Country Club. “If they bid more than 10 or 15 bucks for me to play with them, they definitely are not getting their money’s worth,” Self, Kansas University’s basketball coach, said with a grin.


TIME Magazine Feature August 20, 2007
Crown Toyota assist in scoring brighter future for Local youth.


More ASSISTS for Self KU coach’s foundation to kick off this weekend
By Gary Bedore
Posted Monday, October 9, 2006

A point guard during his days at Oklahoma State University, Bill Self is hoping to add to his assist totals this year and for many to come. Self, Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach, has announced formation of his new ASSIST Foundation, whose mission is “to help provide young people access to better lives.”


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