The World Services for the Blind Foundation is proud to announce that it will honor David Bazzel with the 18th annual Vision Award on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

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The Vision Award was designed to honor an individual who has demonstrated far-reaching vision to successfully orchestrate events through business enterprise and community involvement to help better our society for all citizens, both with and without sight.

One of the most well-known personalities in Arkansas sports media, Bazzel played football for the University of Arkansas under famed head coaches Lou Holtz and Ken Hatfield. He was a team captain, a three-year starter and a four-year letterman at linebacker from 1981-85. In 1996, he created the Broyles Award for the nation’s top college assistant football coach. Named for the late Razorback head coach
and athletic director Frank Broyles, the award benefits The Broyles Foundation, which supports and coaches the caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia through education and training, advocacy and awareness, counseling, support groups, resource distribution, and referral services.

Previous Vision Award honorees include Dr. Joel E. Anderson, Dr. Jonathan Bates, Bill Clark, Claiborne Deming, Maria Luisa Haley, Dr. Fitz Hill, Walter Hussman, Dr. Dean Kumpuris, Jo Luck, Charles Morgan, Jimmy Moses, Sharon Priest, Dr. Bobby Roberts, Doyle Rogers, Reese Rowland, Bob Shell and Warren Stephens.

This year's Vision Award luncheon will be held at the Robinson Center Ballroom on Wednesday, October 10, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Table sponsorships begin at $1,200, and individual tickets are $120 each. To reserve by phone, call 501-664-7100. To reserve by mail, please send your check made payable to World Services for the Blind Foundation, ATTN: Mel Jones, 2811 Fair Park Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72204. 

For more information, please contact Mel Jones, director of communications & development.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000 Presenting Sponsor—Includes two tables of 10 with preferred seating, enhanced recognition in pre-event materials and at the event, logo on program cover, a full-page ad in the program, and promotion on social media channels and website.

$5,000 Corporate Sponsor—Includes one table of 10 with preferred seating, enhanced recognition at the event, a full-page ad in the program, and promotion on social media channels and website. 

$2,500 Friend of the Vision Award Sponsor—Includes one table for 10, sponsor recognition at the event and a half-page ad in the program.

$1,200 Table Sponsor—Includes one table of 10, sponsorship recognition at the event and recognition in the program.