Commission Holds Off on $1 Million University Request

Posted: November 13, 2012 at 2:07 a.m.

Advertising and Promotion commissioners awarded more than $145,000 to a range of festivals, sporting events and community groups Monday.

By the Numbers

Event Awards

Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commissioners decided to give 22 event organizers and nonprofit groups $145,328 Monday.

Fayetteville Underground — $40,000

TheatreSquared — $20,000

Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks — $15,000

7A Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournament — $10,000

Fayetteville High School Weekend of Champions — $9,000

Fayetteville Foam Fest — $5,100

Joe Martin Stage Race — $5,000

Community Creative Center — $5,000

Hooten Kickoff Classic — $5,000

NCAA Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships — $5,000

Blues in the Natural State — $4,000

Last Night Fayetteville — $3,000 (Paid for out of the commission’s 2012 budget)

Dig In! Food and Farming Festival — $3,000

Fayetteville High School Tri-State Volleyball Challenge — $3,000

SEC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships — $2,400

NWA Earth Days — $2,000

Arts Live Theatre — $2,000

NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championship — $2,000

Iron Pig Festival — $2,000

NWA Men’s Expo — $500

WordCamp Fayetteville — $500

Fayetteville High School DECA Fashion Show — $1,828 (In-kind donation)

Total — $145,328

Source: Staff Report

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