ESPN, Kan., — The zip code stays the same and mail addressed to Gardner will still be delivered. However, for one day, Gardner, Kan. will be known as ESPN, Kan. thanks to a mayoral proclamation.
Mayor Dave Drovetta signed a proclamation renaming Gardner, ESPN on Friday, Oct. 22 in honor of the Gardner Edgerton High School football game against St. Thomas Aquinas. ESPN, the sports network, will broadcast the game live at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 on its ESPNU station.
Gov. Mark Parkinson will conduct the coin toss at game start up.