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Big Bash to support mentoring group

Subscriber onlyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas will launch a new fundraising event, "The Big Bash," on Sept. 29 at Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Foundation lauds athletes

Shelter marks expansion, opening

Subscriber onlyThe Donald W. Reynolds Peace at Home Family Shelter welcomed guests Sept. 6 for a reception to mark the completion and opening of a second-floor addition. The expansion allowed the shelter to add 16 beds for survivors of domestic violence. Continue reading...

Golf garners gifts for groups

Open Avenues backers pregame

Subscriber onlySome 200 golfers teed up for the 13th Golf 4 a Cause on Aug. 28 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. The benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkoma is the group's largest fundraiser and yielded nearly $134,000. Continue reading...

Razorbacks kick off football season

Foundation cools off

Subscriber onlyNearly 1,000 Razorback fans joined football coaches and players Aug. 18 at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center for the 2017 Arkansas Football Kickoff Luncheon. Continue reading...

Theater launches 12th season

Heels and Hammers helps Habitat

Subscriber onlyTheatreSquared and a couple hundred of its closest friends got together Aug. 10 at Record in Bentonville as the professional theater company launched its 12th season. Continue reading...

Silver becomes gold

Group lauds students, community

Subscriber onlyThere was no alchemy involved as silver turned to gold for Arkansas Children's Northwest. The 24th annual Will Golf 4 Kids golf tournament and the 10th annual Color of Hope Gala Aug. 4 raised $1.1 million for the children's hospital. Gala guests' attire and room decor reflected silver, the 2017 color of hope, at the benefit at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Continue reading...

Tailgate season takes off

Subscriber onlyWith football season quickly approaching, folks are making plans for ancillary activities such as tailgating. Arkansas Support Network is among them, and the agency will host to "The Great Tailgate for Inclusion" on Sept. 8 at the Shiloh Square in downtown Springdale. Continue reading...

Bingo bounty boosts program

Supporters plant seeds of hope

Subscriber onlyHealing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas supporters planted Seeds of Hope at the second annual benefit July 26 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale. Continue reading...

Group sets slate of benefits

Subscriber onlyCards, cars, golf, a walk and a gala await ALS Association Arkansas chapter supporters in fundraisers set for this month and September. Continue reading...

Group beats heat

Auxiliary augments hospice

Subscriber onlyCircle of Life Ladies Auxiliary members and friends gathered for the group's annual luncheon July 25 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Continue reading...

Hospital lauds leader

Center dreams big

Subscriber onlyThe circus was in town for two recent charity fundraisers, beginning with the 23rd Washington Regional Gala. Washington Regional Medical Foundation backers were entertained by Quixotic Cirque Nouveau on July 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The act included aerialists, dancers, visual artists and musicians. Continue reading...

Donors drive, dine

Kiss Me, Kate kicks off

Subscriber onlyThe Frank and Barbara Broyles Foundation teed off the second annual Drive and Dine for Dementia golf tournament on July 14 at Paradise Valley Golf and Athletic Club in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Bingo benefits center

Subscriber onlyThe sixth annual "Beach Bingo Bash" to benefit the Elizabeth Richardson Center will be July 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. The evening will include bingo games, with prizes for the winners, and food and drinks. Mansur Choudry, a nationally recognized expert on autism, will be the evening's featured speaker. Continue reading...

Group plants Seeds of Hope

Subscriber onlyThe second annual "Seeds of Hope" garden party July 27 at the Barn at the Springs in Springdale will benefit Healing Gardens of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Sponsors spark hope

Lewis lifts students

Subscriber onlyThe Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas played host to the 15th annual Spark of Hope dinner June 22 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The 440 guests helped the group raise $183,400, surpassing the goal of $175,000 for the evening. Continue reading...