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Chuck Long – Destined For Greatness
March 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMFree
Hawkeyes Great Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career and sign copies of his just-released biography Destined for Greatness during a special evening of entertainment hosted by the Red Oak Rotary Club. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and book signings (soft cover copies will be available for $18 with $2 of each book sold benefiting the Red Oak Rotary). Chuck will speak 7-7:30 PM with Q&A and additional book sales and signings following. The Heisman Trophy finalist will also sign one additional item for each book purchased. Destined for Greatness, authored by Waukee Rotarian Aaron Putze, tells the story of Long’s remarkable career and the 1980s resurgence of the University of Iowa Football program. The one-of-a-kind journey is an inspiring one—from starring on the neighborhood playground as a youth growing up in Wheaton, Illinois (affectionately named “The Tot Lot”) to his current role as CEO & Executive Director of the Iowa Sports Foundation. Long, who played quarterback for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1981-85 and holds numerous school, Big-Ten and national passing records, will autograph and personalize copies of Destined for Greatness, greet and join in photos with guests and share memories of playing for legendary Hawkeyes football coach Hayden Fry.