We are heartbroken to announce that we are cancelling our 2020 Tailgate Gala on August 29th. With COVID-19 conditions not improving it’s important to our organization and Board of Directors that safety come first. We hope you all will join us next year for our inaugural Tailgate Gala. Please stay tuned for a big announcement on August 1st for an online fundraiser for Heat Stroke Awareness Month in August.

Homecoming Court

Alex McClung

Alex McClung is an Enterprise Sales Consultant for Professional Business Systems. Before joining PBS in 2018, Alex attended the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a Finance major and minor in Marketing. He is the oldest of four boys who have all grown up and gone to schools in the Rogers School District. Growing up in Rogers, Alex has had the benefit of a tight community and hopes he is able to give back to the area that has provided him with so many opportunities. When Alex isn’t spending time outdoors with his dog, Kodak, you can find him watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, playing guitar, or spending time with his family. His first introduction to KFHfL was in elementary school where he participated in the 5K and drawing contest for the logo each year. Alex is excited to be a part of an organization that has been able to give back to the local community for 20 + years with its continued hydration education for student athletes and coaches.

Cedric Fonville

Cedric Fonville is the owner of NICE LLC, a business designed to help people get more out of their lives and businesses through collaboration and resource sharing. He grew up in Star City, Arkansas, and upon graduation from high school he joined the Navy. After spending six and a half years working in aviation, Cedric left the military to acquire a degree at the University of Arkansas in finance and business management.

Cedric would later go on to launch his business in 2017 with a goal of helping business owners overcome their biggest challenges and finally create a life that is truly fulfilling. When he’s not working, Cedric is actively involved as a board member with three local nonprofits, exercising, spending time with his family and friends, or overindulging in professional football (Go Niners)! He dreams of becoming a minimalist and traveling the world to explore its many global wonders.

Chris Bartholomew

Chris Bartholomew is the Principal Broker / Co-Owner of NWA Realty Group. NWA Realty Group has been in business since 2012. Chris began his career in real estate back in 2006. Chris has lived in NW Arkansas for fifteen years. Prior to moving to Arkansas, Chris worked in the corporate world in Springfield, MO. Chris graduated from Missouri State University in 1995. Chris has been married for twenty years to his wife Tiffany and they have two daughters, Maci Kay and Mollie Grace. Maci is soon to turn sixteen and will be a junior at Bentonville West High School. Mollie is seven and will be going into the second grade. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, going to Razorback football and baseball games, playing golf and hunting. Chris is honored to be chosen to be on the KFHfL court this year. He is looking forward to getting more involved with the organization.

Alex McClung

Alex McClung is an Enterprise Sales Consultant for Professional Business Systems. Before joining PBS in 2018, Alex attended the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a Finance major and minor in Marketing. He is the oldest of four boys who have all grown up and gone to schools in the Rogers School District. Growing up in Rogers, Alex has had the benefit of a tight community and hopes he is able to give back to the area that has provided him with so many opportunities. When Alex isn’t spending time outdoors with his dog, Kodak, you can find him watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, playing guitar, or spending time with his family. His first introduction to KFHfL was in elementary school where he participated in the 5K and drawing contest for the logo each year. Alex is excited to be a part of an organization that has been able to give back to the local community for 20 + years with its continued hydration education for student athletes and coaches.

Support Alex


Cedric Fonville

Cedric Fonville is the owner of NICE LLC, a business designed to help people get more out of their lives and businesses through collaboration and resource sharing. He grew up in Star City, Arkansas, and upon graduation from high school he joined the Navy. After spending six and a half years working in aviation, Cedric left the military to acquire a degree at the University of Arkansas in finance and business management.

Cedric would later go on to launch his business in 2017 with a goal of helping business owners overcome their biggest challenges and finally create a life that is truly fulfilling. When he’s not working, Cedric is actively involved as a board member with three local nonprofits, exercising, spending time with his family and friends, or overindulging in professional football (Go Niners)! He dreams of becoming a minimalist and traveling the world to explore its many global wonders.

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Chris Bartholomew

Chris Bartholomew is the Principal Broker / Co-Owner of NWA Realty Group. NWA Realty Group has been in business since 2012. Chris began his career in real estate back in 2006. Chris has lived in NW Arkansas for fifteen years. Prior to moving to Arkansas, Chris worked in the corporate world in Springfield, MO. Chris graduated from Missouri State University in 1995. Chris has been married for twenty years to his wife Tiffany and they have two daughters, Maci Kay and Mollie Grace. Maci is soon to turn sixteen and will be a junior at Bentonville West High School. Mollie is seven and will be going into the second grade. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, going to Razorback football and baseball games, playing golf and hunting. Chris is honored to be chosen to be on the KFHfL court this year. He is looking forward to getting more involved with the organization.

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Jose Reyes

Jose was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and he is the older of two children. Jose serves as a Sales Manager for Sam’s Club US for Niagara Bottling, where he has spent the last four years. He served also as an International Sales Manager for Walmart and Sam’s Club business.

Previous to Niagara Bottling, Jose served a combined 23 years with Sam’s Club and Walmart. Jose’s career began in Sam’s Club PR where he worked his way up from stocker, to Sr. Buyer. From 2008 – 2010 Jose accepted the challenge of an Expatriated DMM assignment with Walmart India. In 2010 he relocated with his family to Bentonville and he spent his last five years in Walmart as Sr. Manager for Walmart International Business Development.

When Jose is not working he loves to spend time with his wife Sharon and his two children Sebastian and Isabella doing outdoor activities. Jose is an enthusiastic cyclist and rides thousands of miles every year on his road bike.

Jose has been supporter of Kendrick Fincher since 2017. Since then he joined volunteer jobs and participate in the 5K with his family.

Jose has earned a BBA in marketing from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

His extensive background in Operations, Merchandising, International and Business Development combined with his global assignment experience, bring additional value to Niagara Bottling, LLC.

Lindsey Chasteen

Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors in History. She currently works at Wood Motor Company in Jane, Missouri. As a graduate of Rogers Heritage High School, Lindsey grew up knowing about Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life and is excited to support the organization through participation on the gala court.

Lindsey and her husband Hunter have two fur babies Homer and Wally. They love to spend time with family and friends and enjoy time in the great outdoors.

Rebecca Bean

Rebecca Bean is the owner and director of Grayce DeWitt Dance Studio in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She teaches a variety of dance styles to boys and girls from 2.5 to 18 years old. She also choreographs and teaches for the studio’s competitive team, DANCE est Joie, Inc. Rebecca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

Rebecca grew up in Rogers, Arkansas. As a student in the same grade as Kendrick’s sister, Keegan, she enjoyed participating in and volunteering for events that supported KFHfL and the education and prevention of heat-related illnesses. While participating in the Miss Arkansas Pageant Organization, Rebecca loved presenting to academic groups and local organizations to spread the mission of KFHfL in the River Valley.

Rebecca resides in Fort Smith with her husband, Garin, and their fur babies Frosty and Piper. When she’s not dancing, Rebecca loves visiting coffee shops, working in her garden and spending time with family. She is excited to promote the mission of KFHfL as a member of this year’s homecoming gala court.

Jose Reyes

Jose was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and he is the older of two children. Jose serves as a Sales Manager for Sam’s Club US for Niagara Bottling, where he has spent the last four years. He served also as an International Sales Manager for Walmart and Sam’s Club business.

Previous to Niagara Bottling, Jose served a combined 23 years with Sam’s Club and Walmart. Jose’s career began in Sam’s Club PR where he worked his way up from stocker, to Sr. Buyer. From 2008 – 2010 Jose accepted the challenge of an Expatriated DMM assignment with Walmart India. In 2010 he relocated with his family to Bentonville and he spent his last five years in Walmart as Sr. Manager for Walmart International Business Development.

When Jose is not working he loves to spend time with his wife Sharon and his two children Sebastian and Isabella doing outdoor activities. Jose is an enthusiastic cyclist and rides thousands of miles every year on his road bike.

Jose has been supporter of Kendrick Fincher since 2017. Since then he joined volunteer jobs and participate in the 5K with his family.

Jose has earned a BBA in marketing from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

His extensive background in Operations, Merchandising, International and Business Development combined with his global assignment experience, bring additional value to Niagara Bottling, LLC.

Support Jose


Lindsey Chasteen

Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelors in History. She currently works at Wood Motor Company in Jane, Missouri. As a graduate of Rogers Heritage High School, Lindsey grew up knowing about Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life and is excited to support the organization through participation on the gala court.

Lindsey and her husband Hunter have two fur babies Homer and Wally. They love to spend time with family and friends and enjoy time in the great outdoors.

Support Lindsey


Rebecca Bean

Rebecca Bean is the owner and director of Grayce DeWitt Dance Studio in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She teaches a variety of dance styles to boys and girls from 2.5 to 18 years old. She also choreographs and teaches for the studio’s competitive team, DANCE est Joie, Inc. Rebecca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

Rebecca grew up in Rogers, Arkansas. As a student in the same grade as Kendrick’s sister, Keegan, she enjoyed participating in and volunteering for events that supported KFHfL and the education and prevention of heat-related illnesses. While participating in the Miss Arkansas Pageant Organization, Rebecca loved presenting to academic groups and local organizations to spread the mission of KFHfL in the River Valley.

Rebecca resides in Fort Smith with her husband, Garin, and their fur babies Frosty and Piper. When she’s not dancing, Rebecca loves visiting coffee shops, working in her garden and spending time with family. She is excited to promote the mission of KFHfL as a member of this year’s homecoming gala court.

Support Rebecca


Sloane Hocker

Sloane Hocker is a producer and marketing coordinator for JTS Financial in Northwest Arkansas. Prior to her role at JTS, she was an advertising sales representative for Citiscapes Magazine where she found her love for the Northwest Arkansas community. Originally from Rison, she now calls Fayetteville home with her husband, Zach, whom she met while studying communications at the University of Arkansas. She was honored to represent the state as Miss Arkansas 2012, where she was heavily involved with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Morgan Nick Foundation, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness. She is also a dance instructor and choreographer at the Pride of Arkansas Cheer and Dance Academy in Fayetteville where she is celebrating her role there for ten years consecutively. She is honored to be on the KFHfL court this year!

Tangel Clinard

Tangel Clinard is a quality associate for Walmart 7842 Fashion Distribution Center “The Friendly Place”. There, Tangel is part of a growing logistics team, providing superb quality. Volunteering is a great passion of Tangel’s. She has partnered with several great organizations like Dress for Success of NWA, where she is now an Ambassador, the Hog Eye marathon, half marathon, and 5K where she volunteered as a pacer, St. Jude, where she volunteered as a registration clerk, and the Jones Center Running Group, where she dove into her running skills as a coach for an indoor triathlon.

Tangel, her husband Dan of 18 years and their son have been in Arkansas for 10 years. She is most known for her love of running, having run over 49 half-marathons and 4 marathons. She says joining KFHfL is the right decision and an added bonus because the two fit like a glove. Tangel is filled with joy to educate everyone on the importance hydration while enjoying running the 5K.

Sloane Hocker

Sloane Hocker is a producer and marketing coordinator for JTS Financial in Northwest Arkansas. Prior to her role at JTS, she was an advertising sales representative for Citiscapes Magazine where she found her love for the Northwest Arkansas community. Originally from Rison, she now calls Fayetteville home with her husband, Zach, whom she met while studying communications at the University of Arkansas. She was honored to represent the state as Miss Arkansas 2012, where she was heavily involved with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Morgan Nick Foundation, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness. She is also a dance instructor and choreographer at the Pride of Arkansas Cheer and Dance Academy in Fayetteville where she is celebrating her role there for ten years consecutively. She is honored to be on the KFHfL court this year!

Support Sloane


Tangel Clinard

Tangel Clinard is a quality associate for Walmart 7842 Fashion Distribution Center “The Friendly Place”. There, Tangel is part of a growing logistics team, providing superb quality. Volunteering is a great passion of Tangel’s. She has partnered with several great organizations like Dress for Success of NWA, where she is now an Ambassador, the Hog Eye marathon, half marathon, and 5K where she volunteered as a pacer, St. Jude, where she volunteered as a registration clerk, and the Jones Center Running Group, where she dove into her running skills as a coach for an indoor triathlon.

Tangel, her husband Dan of 18 years and their son have been in Arkansas for 10 years. She is most known for her love of running, having run over 49 half-marathons and 4 marathons. She says joining KFHfL is the right decision and an added bonus because the two fit like a glove. Tangel is filled with joy to educate everyone on the importance hydration while enjoying running the 5K.

Support Tangel