“For Arlen, it’s all about player development and improvement, as well as the kids having fun,” Stewart added. “He expects the coaches at M-G to foster and facilitate these aspects of M-G athletics.”
Over the years, Hasty has financially supported some teams, whether paying some fees for a team to be in a special league, or simply buying the athletes ice cream or concession snacks after games. He provided a place to practice once, when there was a need.
“There is no one who has watched as many Madison-Grant sporting events as Mr. Hasty,” Stewart says. “He is a wonderful personality to have in our community, and a tremendous asset to the Madison-Grant athletic departments. He is generous with his time and resources. Arlen is simply ‘Mr. Madison Grant.’”