Skylar Thompson Family Fundraisers

Thompson family collage & fund logo

A Night With Skylar Thompson 2023

Sat., March4, 2022 | 6-8pm | Goolsby's | $100
Meet Skylar and join the auction for a good cause. Also enjoy food, drinks, live music & entertainment including duckpin bowling & multi-sport simulators.

A night with Skylar Thompson benefitting the Thompson Family Fund for Cancer Research at Johnson Cancer Research Center. Please join us at Goolsby's, 1212 Bluemont Ave., Suite 130, Manhattan, KS, 66502, Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 6pm-8pm. Please visit the online auction to register for the event as well as bid on exciting auction items.

Register now: A Night With Skylar Thompson

Background on Skylar and his family

In Fall 2021, Kansas State Quarterback Skylar Thompson and his family established a fund for K-State cancer research. Skylar donated proceeds from the October sales of his "Stronger Together" apparel in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He also used email and social media to invite K-State supporters to join him in this cause. In April 2022, he and his family and former teammate Denzel Goolsby held a fundraiser at Goolsby's, an entertainment venue in Aggieville. All together, these efforts raised around $30,000! We're so grateful to the Thompsons for supporting K-State cancer research!

Read feature story in JCRC's 2022 Conquest magazine

Skylar and his family plan to continue their support and invite you to join them in being "part of the cure." To donate to the Thompson Family Cancer Research Fund at the Kansas State University Foundation, use the link below.

Donate to the Skylar Thompson Family Cancer Research Fund

"[This] fund honors my mom, Teresa Lynn Thompson, and grandfather, John Walter Thompson. I lost them both to cancer within seven months of each other when I was six and seven years old. Cancer effects all of us in some way, and my family wants to be a part of the cure, so others don’t have to go through losing their loved ones like we did. Any size donation is appreciated and all funds will go to students and faculty who are researching tirelessly every day to find the cure at K-State."

—Skylar Thompson

 

Past Events

A Night With Skylar Thompson
Sat., April 23, 2022 | 6-8pm | Goolsby's | $65

Food, drinks, live music & entertainment including duckpin bowling & multi-sport simulators

Former K-State quarterback Skylar Thompson rallies support for university's cancer research

May 25, 2022

Miami Dolphins quarterback Skylar Thompson's goal for his last year at Kansas State University was to finish on a high note — and not just in football. He wanted to positively impact people by supporting cancer research at the university he loves.

In October 2021, Thompson and his family established the Thompson Family Cancer Research Fund for the university's Johnson Cancer Research Center in memory of his mother, Teresa Lynn Thompson, and grandfather, John Walter Thompson.

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