Little Rock Athletics is proud to announce that Dora Jane and Greg Flesher will serve as the honorees for the 14th Annual SpectacuaLR event benefitting Trojan Athletics. The annual gala and fundraiser is set for Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Jack Stephens Center.
“Both Dora Jane and Greg Flesher have been long-time friends and supporters of Little Rock Athletics, as well as our university,” said Director of Athletics George Lee. “They are well known in the Little Rock community as a family that is always committing time and energy to the betterment of our community, and that includes being supporters of Trojan Athletics for several decades. I am excited we get to honor these two wonderful friends of Little Rock Athletics at this year’s SpectacuaLR.”
Ever since providing housing for former assistant tennis coach Peter Svenson back in 1986, the Fleshers have been generous in the giving of their time and resources to supporting Little Rock Athletics. They have been season ticket holders since basketball games were played at the old Trojan Fieldhouse and attending as many games as possible at the former ALLTEL Arena (now Simmons Bank Arena) and the Jack Stephens Center. Their support of the university extends campus wide as both Dora Jane and Greg have served on the university’s Foundation Fund Board.
“Dora Jane and I are both so honored and so excited to be asked to be this year’s SpectacuaLR honorees,” Greg Flesher said. “We are always so proud of the achievements of all of our Trojan student-athletes. To be recognized like this is a wonderful honor, and we are so thankful for the recognition from Little Rock Athletics.”
A certified public accounting and assurance services member, Greg Flesher is in his 45th year at Frost PLLC, a certified public accounting firm that has an office in Little Rock and Fayetteville as well as in four other states. He has been active in supporting groups around the Capital City as he is the current president of the George W. Donaghey Foundation and is past president of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Repertory Theater, and the Downtown Rotary Club 99 of Little Rock.
Frost PLLC is where Greg met his future wife Dora Jane as she began working there a year after Greg started. She would go on to work at BKD and Jacuzzi Brothers before starting her own accounting firm, then went on to volunteer as the chief financial officer at Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (PARK). The couple is also active in their church, and Dora Jane serves as co-chair of their church’s sponsorship of an Afghan refugee family of 10 relocating to Little Rock. Dora Jane also has served on boards with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Foundation (serving as a past president), PARK Foundation, and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
Dora Jane Flesher graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting while Greg Flesher is an alumnus of Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts in business with an emphasis in accounting. The couple has three children, all married, with two grandchildren and a third expected in November.
Over the past 13 years, SpectacuaLR has brought in nearly $3 million since its inaugural event in 2009. These generous donations are used to help fund the 15 Trojan athletic programs, annually benefitting over 270 student-athletes who represent Little Rock Athletics and Little Rock’s Team.
To reserve a table or order your tickets for SpectacuaLR 2022, or for more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Tyson Baldwin, Little Rock’s associate athletic director for external operations, at 501-350-4653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.