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Kansas Coach Bill Self May Give $1 Million For New Lawrence Recreation Center

The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting today that Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self is working with the city of Lawrence and is expected to soon announce that he is donating $1 million to help build a new recreation center in West Lawrence.

According to the Journal-World report, Self, through his ASSISTS Foundation, will donate the $1 million to the center and also spend his time and personal energy to help raise another $2 million in private funding.

Mayor Aron Cromwell confirmed to the Journal-World that an announcement should be coming soon. Cromwell also said that the money that would come from Self would cover just a small portion of the total anticipated cost of the new recreation center, which will be around $15 million.