April 11, 2005
Brandon Hoyte, a starting linebacker on the University of Notre Dame football squad and a candidate for both athletic and academic All-America honors, will be the featured speaker at noon April 28 for the Literacy Council of St. Joseph County’s eighth annual Luncheon for Literacy at the Windsor Park Conference Center, 4020 Edison Lakes Parkway, in Mishawaka, Ind.
Tickets for the event are $40 per person and can be reserved over the phone at 574-235-6229. A table for eight can be purchased for $350. All proceeds benefit the Literacy Council.
Hoyte, a 5-11, 231-pounder, has one year of athletic eligibility remaining. He started 20 games for the Irish the past three seasons and was second on the team in tackles last fall.
A psychology major from Parlin, N.J., Hoyte is involved in numerous campus activities away from football. His diverse interests include writing and reciting poetry and serving as a student associate in the university’s Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. He also served as the emcee of Notre Dame’s all-sports banquet in 2003. He was honored this month by the Office of Student Affairs with a Student Leadership Award.
Since 1962, the Literacy Council has partnered with the St. Joseph County Library, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Pubic Library and the South Bend Community School Corporation to train local volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to adults in need of reading, writing, math and other literacy skills. The council is a United Way agency.