Founders Week at CAC starts Monday

Central Arkansas Christian is celebrating its 50th birthday with a week-long set of events at the school in North Little Rock.

The school opened on Sept, 13, 1971 at the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ with 156 students and Betty Murray as principal.

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Doug and Kathleen Freeman, considered the school’s founders, will be honored next Friday, Sept. 17, at halftime of the game between the Mustangs and Mayflower.

Before the game will be a Backyard Birthday Bash at the football practice field and tickets are $5 in advance. After the game will be fireworks sponsored by Dr. Joel & Jennifer Smith  and McConnell & Sons Inc.

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Schedule of events

  • Monday: Founder’s Day ... For CAC’s 50th Birthday, all campuses will wear Spirit Wear and hear special presentations in chapel.

  • Tuesday: CAC Talent Show ... Enjoy a showcase of talents from CAC students in grades 6-12 hosted by CAC Drama Club at the Secondary Campus Auditorium. The Mustang Choir and Band will perform. There will be a limited number of public tickets made available.

  • Wednesday: Founder’s Breakfast ... Due to spacing limitations, this event is invitation only and to be placed on the waiting list, email Erin Brogdon at

  • Thursday, Sept. 16: Home Athletics … Seventh grade and junior high football games against Stuttgart.

  • Friday, Sept. 17: CAC’s Backyard Birthday Bash ... Join us for this community-wide outdoor celebration complete with food and live music prior to the football game and fireworks to follow. Starts at 5 p.m. at the football practice field, at 1 Windsong Drive. Tickets are $5 per person and a separate ticket is required for the game against Mayflower. 

Who was CAC’s best football player?

Vote in a Twitter poll on CAC’s best football player by clicking below.

Candidates include David Henson, a former all-state football player at CAC and multiple All-American at the University of Central Arkansas and who became the first Mustang in the NFL when he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in 1992. Joe Adams and D.J. Williams were both stars at the University of Arkansas and both went on to the NFL. Trent Morgan, now the boys basketball coach at Pulaski Academy, was described as the “most versatile” athlete at CAC and had football and basketball scholarship offers as a Mustang. He chose to play basketball at Harding.