The Big Event got started at KU in 2010-11. The inaugural event, a day of service done as a ‘thank you’ to the Lawrence community, drew 500 volunteers. The Lawrence Journal-World did a preview story, published March 6, 2011:
“On March 31, the plan calls for hordes of KU students to go out into the Lawrence community and do a whole variety of odd jobs for residents, businesses and other organizations. And they really don’t expect anything in return.”
Read the Lawrence Journal-World’s preview of the inaugural Big Event here.