Program note: Live auction of the home plates at the Thea Foundation tonight

October 27, 2011

As we’ve mentioned before, Home Plate Heroes, a benefit for the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund, is holding an auction of home plates painted by Arkansas artists (and others). A live auction and reception for the artists will be held from 6-8 pm. today (Oct. 27) at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock. (If any of you big-hearted out-of-staters or indisposed in-staters want to get involved you have until noon today to place your bids here)

Some of the artists who’ve contributed their work include Elaine Slayton Akin, Beth Fiser Beam, Kristen Brown, Bill Bruce, Chip Culpepper, Stephano, John Gaudin, Endia Gomez,Stuart Holcomb and Catherine Rodgers.I’ve also got a dog in the fight.

Admission is free.

The Jim Elder Good Sport Fund, founded to continue the generous spirit of late legendary Arkansas Travelers play-by-play announcer Jim Elder, supports local nonprofit organizations and provides journalism and broadcasting scholarships to Arkansas college students.

For more information on the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund and Home Plate Heroes call Susan Elder at (501) 766-6444.

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