K-State Athletes, Doctors Compete To Raise Money For Health Clinic

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State University athletes faced off against local doctors in Manhattan Tuesday night for a good cause.

A “Docs versus Jocks” kickball clinic was held at Griffith Park to help benefit the Flint Hills Community Clinic.

The facility serves those who are medically insured in Manhattan and Riley County by providing them with free health care.

Athletes from a number of different K-State teams competed against doctors that volunteer their time and services at the clinic.

“All of the volunteers and providers that go down to the clinic volunteer 100 percent of their time to the clinic and they don’t get paid anything for seeing these patients and sometimes they see them after hours or sometimes they see them on the weekends so they really just deserve a thank you and that’s what we’re doing tonight as well as trying to raise some money for the clinic,” said Chad Chase, Chairman of the Board of the Flint Hills Community Clinic.

Since the clinic opened in 2005, it has provided close to 9,000 free health care appointments to more than 2,500 uninsured area residents.

The Flint Hills Community Clinic is located at 401 Houston Street in Manhattan. To make a donation or appointment, you can call 785-323-4351.


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