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John Hadl to lend support to Audio-Reader for its fifth annual Golf Classic

Mon, 05/05/2014

LAWRENCE — Legendary University of Kansas and professional football player John Hadl has teamed up with Audio-Reader to chair the fifth annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic, which will be Monday, May 19, at Alvamar Country Club.

A halfback for both offense and defense at KU, then quarterback his junior and senior years, Hadl was selected as the university’s Player of the Century and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He holds two KU records: longest interception return, a 98-yard run against TCU; and longest punt, 94 yards vs. Oklahoma.  The Jayhawks were ranked in the top 20 during Hadl’s last two years, and his No. 21 jersey is one of only three KU has retired. He then went on to a professional football career, starting in 1962 with the San Diego Chargers. Hadl currently serves as associate athletics director for KU.

“Thanks to the help of John Hadl, the planning committee and many supporters, the Audio-Reader’s Golf Classic has become a notable fundraising event that we are really proud of,” Executive Director Janet Campbell said.

Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament should contact Brenda Berg Dyck at 785-864-4634 or berg-dyck@ku.edu. For more information about Audio-Reader, visit reader.ku.edu or call (785) 864-4600. 

Offered as a public service by KU, Audio-Reader is a reading and information service for blind and print-disabled individuals throughout Kansas and western Missouri. The Kansas Audio-Reader Network exists to provide print-disabled citizens with access to the printed word and other information via closed-circuit radio and telephone reader broadcasts, internet, special request and audio-description of live theatre. Services are provided free of charge to enable print-disabled persons the opportunity to live their lives with the greatest possible personal independence.



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