McDonnell Tribute Dinner scheduled for September

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A tribute dinner to honor legendary Arkansas head track and field and cross country coach John McDonnell has been scheduled for Sept. 18, 2008.

The John McDonnell Tribute Dinner – A Celebration of His Legacy will take place at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the Thursday night prior to Arkansas’ home football game against the University of Alabama.

Sponsorships are now being accepted at various levels of giving. For those interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, contact Lindley Pettie at (479) 575-3014. To purchase tickets, contact the Razorback Foundation at (479) 443-9000.

McDonnell led the Razorbacks to 42 NCAA championships and 84 conference championships in his tenure. McDonnell’s 42 national titles are more than any coach in any single-gender program in the history of collegiate athletics. He has won five national triple crowns, 21 conference triple crowns, 34-consecutive cross country conference championships, including 17 straight in the Southeastern Conference.

John McDonnell Tribute Dinner

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. – Sponsorship Party

7 p.m. – Cocktail Hour

7:30 p.m. – Dinner and Program

8:30 p.m. – Entertainment by The Mike Bennett Orchestra