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Razorback football star’s memorial foundation honors Sen. Boozman for his focus on children’s vision issues

December 18, 2012

boozmanAOA President Ron Hopping, O.D., MPH, seated at right; former Arkansas Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, seated at left; and representatives of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation honored Sen. John Boozman, O.D. (R-Ark.), seated in center, last month at the 2012 Burlsworth Foundation Legends Dinner.

The Burlsworth Foundation began after the life of former Arkansas Razorbacks’ guard Brandon Burlsworth, well-known for his thick black-rimmed eyeglasses, was cut tragically short by a car accident in April 1999, just 11 days after the Indianapolis Colts selected him in the third round of the NFL draft.

With a particular focus on kids’ vision issues, the Burlsworth Foundation supports “the physical and spiritual needs of children, in particular those children who have limited opportunities.”

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