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Posted: December 3, 2012 at 5 a.m.
One man has turned tons of grilled chicken into scholarships, uniforms, equipment and other benefits for local students and some clubs over the past 50 years.
Whitey Smith graduated from Rogers High School in 1955 where he was a football player.
He was the first Rogers player to play in the Arkansas High School All-Star game.
He volunteered to run chains at the football games after he graduated and operated the clock for boys basketball for 23 years.
He coached Pee Wee football and Little League baseball.
In 2000 he won a national award for volunteerism from National Sporting Good Manufacturing Association, which included an $18,000 check. He used the money to set up a special account for athletic team needs.
It’s estimated he has raised more than $1 million for youth activities.
Source: Staff Report
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