LITTLE ROCK - Tickets for the fourth annual SpectacUALR - a benefit for Trojan Athletics, are still available for purchase leading up to Thursday's event. Presented by Windstream, this year's SpectacUALR will honor longtime UALR supporter Jack Kinnaman.
A 2004 inductee into the UALR Athletics Hall of Fame, Kinnaman is one of the university's most substantial supporters over the past quarter century. His contributions to the department are highlighted by numerous renovations and additions to the UALR baseball facilities. Most notably, Kinnaman's work includes the construction of the Trojans' indoor practice facility and Wheeler Complex, which houses the player clubhouse, meeting room, umpire locker rooms and coaching suite at Gary Hogan Field.
Kinnaman was also instrumental in starting the construction management program at UALR. In support of the program, he has funded the Jack Kinnaman Constructor Endowed Scholarship and the Phyllis Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship in memory of his first wife.
The event will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by a live auction at 8 p.m. Tickets to the event are $50 per person, and include cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres. The live auction will feature unique items such as:
- Trip with the UALR basketball teams to Florida (Feb. 19-24, 2013), which includes a round of golf at Trump International.
- Trip to Chicago with tickets to a Chicago Bulls game and an autographed Michael Jordan basketball.
- Trip to Oklahoma City with four tickets to an Oklahoma City Thunder game, including a meet and greet with the players prior to the game.
- Trip to Napa Valley wine country
- J. Oliver's Jewelry, a Hunting trip, and much more
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Andrea Angel at 501-569-3393 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ualrtrojans.com/SpectacUALR.