LAWRENCE — Legendary University of Kansas and professional football player John Hadl will show his support for KU Audio-Reader by participating in the third annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic.
“Audio-Reader is an important program that brings information and companionship to the visually impaired. I’m happy to be a part of the tournament,” Hadl said.
The tournament will be May 21 at the Alvamar Country Club’s members’ course.
A halfback for both offense and defense at KU his freshman and sophomore years and 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 still 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. Presently, Hadl serves as associate athletics director for the University of Kansas. “Thanks to the help of John Hadl, this year’s tournament is shaping up to be our best ever,” said Janet Campbell, director of Audio-Reader.
Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament should contact Brenda Berg-Dyck at (785) 864-4634 or by email. More information and entry forms, which are due May 1, can be found online.
Offered as a public service by the University of Kansas, 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.