LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will hold its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on September 7 at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The event will be hosted by chairman Bobby Martin, who brings his genuine enthusiasm for promoting youth education to the Foundation.
Tickets for the Sept. 7 event are $100 each. The reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Auction items will include a youth elk hunting permit, a bear den trip for four, several premium duck hunting opportunities, the Ducks Unlimited Gun of the Year, and much more. There will also be a raffle for one lifetime hunting and fishing license.
Proceeds from the Sept. 7 banquet and silent auction will help finance the Foundation's continuing mission to support youth education initiatives that focus on the outdoors, including the archery and youth shooting sports programs that currently serve over 7,000.
At the event, three former Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners who were closely involved with major outdoor-related advancements in the late 1990s will be honored as the 2012 inductees into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame: Witt Stephens Jr., Bill Bridgforth and Rick Evans.
The Foundation will be presenting a new Legacy Award to recognize individuals whose lifelong commitment to the outdoors, conservation, and the passing on of our outdoor traditions to the next generation have benefitted Arkansas. The first Legacy Award will be presented posthumously in honor of Wallace Claypool.
To purchase tickets to the event or for more information, contact Wendy Glover of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation at 501-223-6468.
The Foundation, created in 1982, is the independently operated foundation supporting the goals of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Foundation provides resources for education centers around the state that incorporate biology initiatives used by the Arkansas Department of Education.