Kansas?and Missouri?raised more than $1.75 million for hurricane relief on Sunday with a late-arranged basketball exhibition, a 93-87 victory for the Jayhawks. The Border War rivals, who had not played since Missouri left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference in 2012, announced this event on Oct. 13 to benefit five organizations championed by former U.S. presidents to support victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. "To raise money for hurricane relief, I think, is tremendous for everybody involved," first-year Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said. "It's a great gesture. We really appreciate the support of the fans to jump on board. It was a great night for the city of Kansas City." Fans of the two programs split nearly 19,000 seats at the Sprint Center, raising more than $1 million in ticket sales. Pay-per-view online fees and donations made by text message on Sunday led to the final figure.
Kansas-Missouri exhibition game raises $1.75M for hurricane relief
ABC News | Oct 22