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Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

"Yes I Can"

Delivering a dynamic presentation telling his story and inspiring audiences to Never Quit!

MILLIONS HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE MOVIE RUDY… NOW LET THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIE INSPIRE YOU!

We would like to introduce you to Rudy Ruettiger, the inspiration behind the movie RUDY! He brings his message to Corporate America, colleges & universities, schools grades K -12, sports teams, fundraisers, churches, and community events across the country!

RUDY offers a dynamic presentation choreographed to a video production that tells his story and inspires audiences to Dream Big and Never Quit! He entertains corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating.

His captivating personality and powerful message of “YES I CAN” stays with his audiences forever. Rudy’s opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant RU-DY, RU-DY!

 

  • The Dream of going to Notre Dame: The Struggle. The Victory.

Thanks very much for your participation in our Tri-Fund Conference. Your Presentation was a smashing success, and the entire audience absolutely loved it. Even more importantly, you delivered a great message. We are very interested in continuing the relationship between you and The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund. We’ll be in touch to explore more possible safety and educational opportunities.
Joseph Fowler, Executive Director

Thank You for your attendance and participation at this year’s KFS. Your contribution made it possible for me to hear The Best KFS Yet!
James R. Jimerson, Orba Financial

Rudy’s presentation was a huge hit and helped make Monster.com’s Global Sales Conference a booming success!
Jocelyn Talbot, Sr. VP – Telesales

want to express my appreciation for the incredible presentation you gave to the Business Development department at the United Parcel Service. The likelihood of a repeat performance to other areas of our company has greatly increased because of the positive outcome. The investment in our people was well worth the monetary cost to UPS. It was great to hear the comments from our management team about how positively you affected their feelings about doing their personal best in their job as well as in their daily life.
Carla Atencio, United Parcel Service

A partial list of Rudy’s client

  • ADT SECURITY
  • ALLSTATE INSURANCE
  • BIG O TIRES
  • CARE CREDIT
  • CHRYSLER CORPORATION
  • CREDIT UNION ASSOC. OF NEW YORK
  • DAHER CAPITAL GROUP
  • DUN AND BRADSTREET
  • MERRILL LYNCH
  • MORGAN STANLEY
  • SPRINT
  • STEINER SPORTS
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE
  • WELLS FARGO
  • UNITED WAY
  • SYNERON FINANCIAL PARTNERS
Travels From:  Nevada
City: Las Vegas
$15,001 to $20,000

Biography

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States.

It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders.
 In 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. Written and produced by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, the award-winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY received “Two Thumbs Up” from Siskel and Ebert and continues to inspire millions worldwide.

Rudy has appeared on various high profile nationally televised talk shows and radio shows across the country, is featured in national magazine publications, and has been honored with the key to many cities in the United States with special proclamations for his inspiration, commitment, and human spirit. Rudy received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Distinguished American Award, A Proclamation from the Governor of Nevada granting an Official Rudy Award Day, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

In addition to his motivational speaking, Rudy has co-authored several books, including: RUDY’S INSIGHTS FOR WINNING IN LIFE, RUDY’S LESSONS FOR YOUNG CHAMPIONS, RUDY & FRIENDS, THE RUDY IN YOU, and RUDY: MY STORY. 
He co-founded the RUDY FOUNDATION, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts. The Rudy Foundation makes a positive impact by bringing people together.  The Rudy Foundation develops and supports programs that positively impact the lives of children cognitively, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The RUDY AWARDS TM Program was created by the Rudy Ruettiger Foundation to recognize children who make an outstanding, exceptional effort to do their personal best everyday, overcome obstacles, set goals, stay on track to reach their Dreams and build the qualities of Character, Courage, Contribution, and Commitment into their lives everyday. The RUDY AWARDS TM is about a child’s heart, will to change, and desire for self-improvement. Rudy has two awesome children; Jessica Noel Ruettiger and Daniel Joseph Ruettiger.

Presentations

Rudy will come to your organization and give his motivational presentation.

Rudy’s message of overcoming obstacles and staying on track to reach your dreams will inspire your audience and bring them to their feet!

Rudy’s presentation includes a video production that touches the spirit and impacts the audience with an overwhelming “Yes I can” attitude.

Areas of expertise

  • Empowerment
  • Self Esteem
  • Success
  • Having a Game Plan
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