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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Stephanie Horne (from left), Caroline Horne, Greg Horne and Kim Storey Chronister and Graham Chronister gather Sept. 13 at the University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor reception at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

The University of Arkansas' Sports Hall of Honor Weekend got started on Sept. 13 with a VIP reception and celebration at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. Members of the 2018 class of University of Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor inductees were joined by the Razorback Foundation, UA Athletics, family and friends at the event.

The mission of the UA Sports Hall of Honor is "to pay tribute and extend recognition to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the honor and fame of the University of Arkansas and its athletic programs and to showcase the history and tradition of the Razorbacks."

At a Glance

VIP reception

Who: Razorback Foundation, UA Athletics

What: The 2018 class of UA Sports Hall of Honor consisted of 15 former Razorbacks.

When: Sept. 13

Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville

Information: (479) 443-9000, or

Help the Girls

Who: The Chase Family Foundation

What: The group gathered bras and unders for residents of family shelters.

When: Sept. 20

Where: Springdale Country Club

Next: Collecting food donations for homebound seniors, dogs and cats every Sunday this month

Information: (479) 601-4800 or

The 2018 class of inductees are:

April Steiner Bennett, women's track and field;

Ron Faurot, football;

Greg Horne, football;

Ivan Jordan, football;

Bruce Lahay, football;

Ewell Lee, men's tennis;

Steve Loy, men's golf;

Dana McQuillin, gymnastics;

Rickey Medlock, men's basketball;

Sytia Messer, women's basketball;

Jonathon Modica, men's basketball;

Nick Schmidt, baseball;

Jerry Spencer, swimming and diving;

Randy Stephens, men's track and field; and

Kim Storey Chronister, volleyball.

Chase Family Foundation backers brought bras and other undergarments to the fourth annual "Help the Girls" benefit Sept. 20 at the Springdale Country Club. The donations will go to residents at Peace at Home Family Shelter and the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter. More than 1,000 bras have been donated and more continue to pour in, Johnny Bakker, board member, told me.

The group's next project begins today as backers collect food for 198 homebound seniors, 70 dogs and 60 cats to be distributed during the holidays. Bakker said the group will be collecting donations at the Elm Springs Walmart every Sunday this month.

Those Helping the Girls included Susan Chase and Johnny Bakker, Marlene Nelson, Sarah Diebold, Bridget Schultz, Kay and Karl Mounger, Ashley Leopolis, Peggy Gilliland, Sarah Farnet, Megan Laraway, April Harp, Becky Carter, Megan Lewis-Reed, Monica Jannati and Carol and Jonny Waddle.

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Columnist Carin Schoppmeyer can be reached by email at

NAN Profiles on 10/07/2018

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