Hoops for Kids’ Sake Game Rosters Announced
Former Razorbacks and Media Personalities Supporting the Cause
LITTLE ROCK, AR (February 17, 2014) – House and Senate rosters have been set for Tuesday’s Hoops for Kids’ Sake, the second annual Arkansas legislative charity basketball game. The bipartisan exhibition game will tip at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, at UALR’s Jack Stephens Center. Governor Mike Beebe will toss the opening tip. General admission tickets are $10 and available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas and Boys & Girls Club of Bryant and of Saline County.
Former Arkansas Razorback coach Nolan Richardson will serve as the coach for the Arkansas Senate. Senators Alan Clark, Joyce Elliott, Jake Files, Jim Hendren, Bart Hester, Jeremy Hutchinson, Missy Irvin, Johnny Key, Bobby Pierce, David Sanders, Larry Teague and Jon Woods will make up the core of the Senate roster. Senator Jonathan Dismang will serve as team captain. Celebrity players and media personalities for the Senate include former Razorbacks Scotty Thurman and Blake Eddins, along with KTHV-11’s Mark Edwards and KATV-7’s Janelle Lilley.
Current UALR assistant coach and former Razorback Joe Kleine and KATV-7 sports anchor Steve Sullivan will serve as coaches for the Arkansas House. The House roster includes representatives Eddie Armstrong, David Branscum, Speaker Davy Carter, Jim Dotson, David Fielding, Jeremy Gillam, Kim Hammer, Doug House, Alan Kerr, Fred Love, Kelley Linck, Mark Lowery, Stephanie Malone, Andy Mayberry, Mark McElroy, Reginald Murdock, Matthew Shepherd, Fred Smith, John Vines, Jeff Wardlaw, Bruce Westerman, Darrin Williams and Richard Womack. House chief of staff Gabe Holmstrom will also participate. Celebrity players and media personalities include former Razorbacks Pat Bradley and Quinn Grovey, KATV-7’s Robert Burton and KARK-4/KLRT-Fox 16’s David Goins.
Celebrity Announcers / Entertainment
David Bazzel and RJ Hawk, co-hosts of The Show With No Name on 103.7 The Buzz, will provide pre-game introductions and in-game interviews. The Sunday Buzz host Bill Vickery and Beebe Spokesman Matt DeCample will provide color commentary. Ivon Granaldi will sing the national anthem and Chopper Ward will provide halftime entertainment.
A special thanks to UALR for hosting the event and to sponsors 103.7 The Buzz, AR Association of Two-Year Colleges, AR Athletic Trainers’ Association, ABRA, ARcare, Arkansas State Dental Association, AR Farm Bureau, AR Health and Wellness Solution, AR Homebuilders Association/AR Builders and Contractors, AR Hospital Association, AR Poultry Federation, AR State Chamber of Commerce, AR Trial Lawyers Association, AT&T, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cox Communications, CJRW, Rusty Cranford, DBH Management Consultants, Delek, Delta Dental, Deltic Timber, Entergy, Impact Management Group, Kum & Go, Mullenix & Associates, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Southwestern Energy, Walmart and Windstream.