SpectacUALR raises over $228k for Trojans Athletics

SpectacUALR enjoyed tremendous success as over 500 people attended the Oct. 13 event at Jack Stephens Center and raised the second-largest total in the event’s history.

The eighth annual SpectacUALR raised more than $228,000 for student-athletes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Presented by Triple-S Alarm, SpectacUALR enjoyed tremendous success as over 500 people attended the Oct. 13 event at Jack Stephens Center and raised the second-largest total in the event’s history.

“The success of SpectacUALR 2016 will certainly have a significant impact on our student-athletes again this year,” Director of Athletics Chasse Conque said. “We are most grateful to all of our sponsors, especially presenting sponsor Triple-S Alarm for their continued commitment to this event and our student-athletes.”

Marilyn and Greg Brown were recognized as SpectacUALR’s honorees. The Browns’ name is prominently displayed at the Jack Stephens Center, as the building’s Academic Success Center for Student Athletes was dedicated in their name in 2009.

They also provide their home to the Little Rock men’s golf team on a near-annual basis when the team travels to Utah for tournaments. The Browns recently hosted the Trojan golf team for its tournament in Utah, in addition to trips in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2015.

SpectacUALR's honorees, Greg and Marilyn Brown, are photographed with Athletics Director Chasse Conque.
SpectacUALR’s honorees, Greg and Marilyn Brown, are photographed with Athletics Director Chasse Conque.

The success of this year’s event was made possible in large part due to the efforts of the SpectacUALR committee, led by co-chairs Mary Katherine Henderson and Mike Castleberry.

“The Department of Athletics appreciates all our friends, fans, and alumni that were in attendance as it was a special night celebrating the Little Rock Trojans,” Conque said. “Last night’s event was another example of our city rallying around the Trojans, and we continue to be grateful for the outpouring of support for Little Rock’s Team.”

The $228,000 will play a major role in helping the Department of Athletics enhance the student-athlete experience at Little Rock. SpectacUALR has now raised more than $1.7 million since its inception in 2009.

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