Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, the famed Notre Dame walk-on football player, inspirational speaker and subject of the 1993 film “Rudy” which has inspired millions ever since, will be making a special visit to Clarion County, in March. The “Rudy Event” will be held at Clarion Area and Clarion University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 30th and at Redbank Valley on Thursday, March 31st. The Event at CUP’s Marwick Boyd is free, and the public is invited to attend.
Mr. Ruettiger’s itinerary for his visit:
Clarion Area School District – Wed. March 30th: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. All School Presentation in the Auditorium; 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Trivia Game and Meet and Greet; 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Grade Six Visit and Building Tour; 11:00 – 12:15 Lunch with the Faculty, Staff and invited guests; 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Classroom Visits.
*Clarion University of Pennsylvania – Wed. March 30th 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Presentation at Marwick Boyd Auditorium; 8:00 – 8:45? Meet and Greet. *This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
Redbank Valley School District – Thursday, March 31st: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. All School Presentation; 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Trivia Game and Meet and Greet; 10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Visit with Athletes; 11:10 – 12 noon.
From Mr. Ruettiger’s website: “He co-founded the Rudy Foundation whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports and the performing arts. The foundation’s focus is “to make a positive impact by bringing people together cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually.”
“The Rudy Awards is another program that the Rudy Foundation developed to recognize children, who make outstanding, exceptional efforts to do their personal best every day, overcome obstacles, set goals, stay on track and reach their dreams.”
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, #45, the only player to ever be carried off the field at Notre Dame.
(Image courtesy of Rudy International)