KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College is offering students, faculty and staff a way to show their Blue Devil spirit while supporting student athletes at the same time.
The Blue Crew is a new group that is being started this year as a way to not only build community support for KCKCC athletics, but to also start the formation of a Student Section at sporting events. Andrica Wilcoxen, outreach and prevention coordinator at KCKCC, said it is a way for students and faculty to get involved with activities.
“The idea of the Blue Crew is to develop a Student Section at our games, where everyone wears the same shirt,” she said. “It’s really showing the school spirit we have here.”
There are a number of benefits to those who register for the Blue Crew. These include being eligible for free events before and after sporting events and being entered into free giveaways.
While these will be available for everyone, there will be a fee associated with these activities that Blue Crew members will not have to pay.
“This is the first time that I know of that we have done anything like this,” Wilcoxen said of the Blue Crew. “We really want the Blue Crew to be an experience. We want these students to have such a good time that they will want to continue that level of involvement as they move onto another college experience.”
Wilcoxen said the Blue Crew is also an opportunity for students to promote positive attitudes during sporting events.
“Being a member of the Blue Crew helps promote responsibility among our students,” she said. “It gives them a positive experience here where they are able to be responsible for what they say and do.”
T-shirts for the Blue Crew are $5 for students and $10 for employees. For more information on how to purchase one, contact Wilcoxen at 913-288-7439 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.