• Jan 28, 2016
  • by Charlie Hustle
The 2nd annual UMKC Throwback game will give fans the opportunity to relive the past. All game entertainment and experiences will help bring everyone back to a different era! All fans are encouraged to wear their best "Throwback" attire and the best dressed fans will be randomly selected throughout the game by UMKC for special prizes! To get reserved seating through Charlie Hustle just click HERE and use special offer code: charliehustle

What do The Kansas City Star, Walt Disney and the Kansas City Zoo have in common? All are pieces to a puzzle concerning the question, “How in the world did UMKC pick a Kangaroo as its mascot?” Just as the criticism began to mount and support for the kangaroo was beginning to wane, famed cartoonist Walt Disney came to the rescue. In April 1937, a leading KCU political group, the CO-OP Party, won a landslide election with “Kasey the Kangaroo” as its insignia. “Kasey,” the group stated, fit KC.



With a little understanding about the history of UMKC, it is now time to introduce the UMKC Throwback team. This team, coming near and far, short and tall has been carefully designed to not only put a winning team on the court, but a winning attitude in the stands. Now, throughout our journey as the Throwback team we have experienced our ups and downs. Which brings us to a dilemma. One of the players in our starting lineup has been injured, bad. In our last road stint, starting forward, Larry Hoover slipped on his way to the check-in table; tearing both of his ACL’s. As shocking and heart wrenching as this is, we NEED YOUR HELP. The Throwback team is now one player short for our next home game THIS SATURDAY and looking for a new teammate, guy or girl to fill the shoes! Here’s where it gets good…


How to enter the Starting Lineup Contest:

Starting this Thursday:

  • Tag your Throwback Thursday social media photos with @charliehustleshop
  • Tag one friend to bring with you
  • Follow @charliehustleshop
  • Contest winner will be chosen Friday by 5pm



  • Receive (2) COURT SIDE tickets for the UMKC game this Saturday @ 2:05pm
  • Throw out Charlie Hustle shirts to the crowd
  • Win ALL three UMKC tees from Charlie Hustle
  • *****Shoot a half court shot for a chance to win $1,000*****


Do you have what it takes to join the UMKC Throwback team? The more creative you get with your entry, the better chance you have of making the team. Remember, enter your photos starting this Thursday by tagging @charliehustleshop and following our account. We simply cannot play without you. ENTER NOW!!!