Jim Elder Good Sport Fund Auction, Event Rounds 3rd


The Jim Elder Good Sport Fund is rounding third base and heading for home. We got word this week that Susan Elder and her charity, the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund, will hold its final “Home Plate Heroes” art auction (online now here and the live event May 8).

Through the years, this event and charity has raised tons of money for charities, including The Miracle League, Boys & Girls Clubs, RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner City), and raised money for college scholarships.

Craig O’Neill will host the final night sale of home plate art. After the online portion of the auction, selected pieces will be sold in a live auction and the bidding will continue to a final sale on many other pieces not sold online. The event is free and open to public. Light snacks are provided. The reception and live Auction is Thursday, May 8, from 6:30-8:30 at Thea Foundation (401 N. Main St., NLR).

HOME PLATE ART offered by the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund online auctions are live now through Wednesday, May 7, at this link.  All pieces are contructed of wood and are regulation-sized home plates. Students, teachers, professional artists and creative friends have donated their time and talent for this cause.

jim elder good sport fund grounders piece of artHere is an awesome example of one piece of art available to the help the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund go out with a bang: “Over half of the MLB teams sent dirt from their field for GROUNDERS, Chip Culpepper and Mark Hinson’s home plate. Buy it and have a great reason to visit all the other parks to complete the collection.”

The Jim Elder Good Sport Fund awards college scholarships to upperclassmen in Arkansas schools majoring in journalism or broadcasting and helps to financially support local organizations doing good work with kids– our Home Plate Heroes.

Jim Elder was a longtime sportcaster in Little Rock who was known for his ability to turn sports news into stories his listeners cared about.  He was the play-by-play man for the Arkansas Travelers for over 30 years, and was one of the last announcers to do “re-creations” of road games using sound effects.

Jim was beloved for his generous nature and kind heart. He took great pleasure in helping others and great pride in their accomplishments.  The Jim Elder Good Sport Fund was created to carry on his legacy.

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