Maquoketa Kiwanis Charity Golf Outing & Auction
Hawkeyes’ Great Chuck Long to Share Stories, Sign Biography
As Guest of Maquoketa Kiwanis Wednesday, May 22
(May 13, 2019) Hawkeyes’ Great Chuck Long will share stories of his football life and career and sign copies of his biography Destined for Greatness as a guest of the Maquoketa Kiwanis Club Wednesday, May 22.
The festivities will take place starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. during dinner following the club’s annual golf tournament at Maquoketa Country Club (17961 W. Summit St.). In addition to his program, Chuck will sign and personalize books (makes the perfect Father’s Day gift!) and join in with photos immediately following the presentation. Hardbound and softbound copies of Destined for Greatness will be available for purchase. Get a team and sign up today for golfing!
Destined for Greatness, authored by Aaron Putze of Waukee, 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 roles as CEO of the Iowa Sports Foundation and Big Ten Network analyst.
The fast-paced narrative recounts the highs and lows of the Iowa football program’s struggle to reclaim national relevancy while Iowans endured the pain of the 1980s farm crisis. It also retraces the path from starring in Kinnick to the challenges Chuck faced in competing in the NFL, including his first start under the lights on a Monday night contest versus the defending Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears.
Destined for Greatness includes personal accounts from coaches Fry and Kirk Ferentz, Iowa teammates Hap Peterson, Jonathan Hayes and Mark Vlasic, John Campbell (former KCRG-TV Sports Director) and Marc Hansen (former Des Moines Register columnist).
Long holds the University of Iowa’s marks for yards passing, completions, touchdown passes and total offense (game, season and career) and pass attempts in a season and career. He is still, more than three decades after his college career ended, the most accurate passer in Big Ten History (.649).
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