We got a letter from Coach Bill Snyder last week. He wanted us to help fill Bill Snyder Family Stadium for K-State's football season opener last Saturday. So we did.
What? You got the letter, too? It wasn't just a special message to Randy and me?
As I have stated so many times publicly and in my own thoughts, we (my family & I) came to Kansas State because of the people and returned to Kansas State because of the people. You have been the foundation of the development of our football program and our University. You have taken our attendance from 13,000 to 50,000. You have ... genuinely cared about your “family football program” for the right reason. ...
As the 2014 season is about to get underway, I hope you will join us in supporting your program by filling “your family stadium” with caring, passionate K-Staters. And thank you for recognizing that this is about far more than winning and losing and that its true meaning is relative to the development of quality young men who establish character and intrinsic values that will guide them to successful and meaningful lives.
Thanks, Bill! It was a great family reunion, and it was good to be back.