KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An updated version of the University of Missouri-Kansas City' Kangaroo mascot that was drawn by Walt Disney will be featured on a soon-to-be unveiled line of merchandise.
A fashion show is planned to show off the new apparel and accessories during next week's homecoming festivities. The models will include Chancellor Leo Morton, Athletics Director Tim Hall and Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Bloch.
Kansas City's zoo had acquired two baby red kangaroos in 1936 when two UMKC students suggested using the animal as the school's mascot. Support for the kangaroo as the school's mascot was cemented when Disney drew the cover image for a school humor magazine. It featured the kangaroo mascot alongside Mickey Mouse.
Other homecoming highlights will include a block party.
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