SpectacUALR - A Benefit for Trojan Athletics
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
          Release: 06/30/2009
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Sixth Annual SpectacUALR Set for Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 PM

Purchase your tickets to SpectacUALR here!

The UALR Department of Athletics is proud to announce Betty Jo Stephens as the honoree for the Sixth Annual SpectacUALR, presented by Golden Collision Center and set for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

A benefit for Trojan Athletics, SpectacUALR is the largest annual fundraiser at UALR, raising nearly $1,000,000 for UALR student-athletes in the first five years of the event.

Stephens, a pioneer in women’s athletics at UALR, is a 1993 inductee into the UALR Athletics Hall of Fame and has been connected to the UALR athletic program since the late 1960s.

After playing tennis for Little Rock Junior College during the 1950-51 season, Stephens returned to what was then called Little Rock University in 1967 as a physical education teacher. She quickly became a tennis coach, swimming coach and volleyball coach as the only female in the athletic department. She was also the first-ever coach of the UALR women’s basketball program, leading the team from 1969-73.

Last year’s fifth-annual SpectacUALR event honored Dr. John Wilson and raised more than $220,000 in support of Trojan student-athletes, a new record for the event. The Trojan Athletic Foundation will host the event again this year, led by co-chairs Dana Kleine and Larry Golden.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for SpectacUALR 2013 by contacting Leah Thorvilson at 501.569.3393 or lmthorvilson@ualr.edu.

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2013 SpectacUALR Photo Album
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2011 SpectacUALR Photo Album
2010 SpectacUALR Photo Album
2009 SpectacUALR Photo Album

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