Dr. John Wilson to be Honored at SpectacUALR

The UALR Department of Athletics is proud to announce the Fifth Annual SpectacUALR, presented by Windstream, is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. A benefit for Trojan Athletics, SpectacUALR is the largest annual fundraiser at UALR, raising more than $750,000 for UALR student-athletes in the first four years of the event.

SpectacUALR includes unique live and silent auctions offering more than 100 items for attendees to bid. Food provided by Ben E. Keith and prepared by Capers, as well as drinks provided by Glazer’s, enhance this one-of-a-kind event each year.

The 2013 SpectacUALR honoree is Dr. John Wilson. The 1995 recipient of the UALR Alumni Association President’s Award, Dr. Wilson is not only a distinguished alum of UALR, he is also committed to giving back to his alma mater. Dr. Wilson worked at OrthoArkansas for 38 years until his retirement in 2007. Two years ago, he missed treating patients and began working again at UAMS in orthopedic triage. An athlete to this day, Dr. Wilson still plays basketball three times a week.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for SpectacUALR 2013 by contacting Andrea Angel at 501.569.3393 or alangel@ualr.edu. Tickets will go on sale later this summer through the Department of Athletics.

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