Hall of Fame to roast Rush Harding
Rush Harding, a University of Central Arkansas alumnus and former chairman of the Board of Trustees, will be honored with a toast and roast Thursday, Oct. 24, as a fundraiser for the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Harding, a Clarendon native, is the chief executive officer of the Little Rock-based investment banking firm Crews and Associates Inc. In addition to serving several years on the board at UCA, he is a board member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the Arkansas Arts Center.
His father, Buddy Harding, was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of the almost four decades he worked as a successful high school coach.
This will be the fifth consecutive year for the Hall of Fame to hold a fall salute. Past honorees were Conway businessman Stephen L. Strange Sr., former University of Arkansas basketball star Joe Kleine, former University of Arkansas football star Jim Lindsey and former University of Arkansas track and field coach John McDonnell.
Those wishing to purchase tickets should call the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame at (501) 663-4328. Tickets are $125 each with tables of eight available for $1,000.
Sports writer to speak at sports club
Jeff Halpern, a sports reporter and page designer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and formerly the Hot Springs Sentinel Record, is scheduled to be the guest speaker Monday at the regular monthly meeting of the Arkansas Sports Club at The Golden Corral.
Lunch, free to all interested, will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at 12:05 p.m.