So you think you know Rudy?

You know he went to Notre Dame, and through sheer perseverance he won a spot on the football squad. Because everyone admired his grit so much, he got to suit up for the last game of his senior year, and he was put in the game for the last two plays. On the last play of the game, he broke through the line and sacked the quarterback. The team lifted him up and carried him off the field on their shoulders. No player has had that honor since that day and one had had it before.

But did you know he served in the Navy before he entered Notre Dame?

Did you know that after the football season ended, Rudy entered the Bengal Bouts, the all-campus boxing tournament and he won?

Do you know that he started his own business, and was charged and fined by the SEC?

Did you know that Rudy received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton?

No matter how many times you have seen the movie, there is more you don’t know. As inspiring as his story is about his coming to Notre Dame, what he did with his life AFTER Notre Dame is even more exciting and equally as inspiring.

Come meet Rudy at the NY Athletic Club this Friday, June 12, to benefit the Xavier Society for the Blind. You can pay at the door but you MUST have a reservation. Call 212 473-7800 or email

Tickets for the VIP reception (6-8 pm) are $200, and include an autographed copy of his book, and $100 for the regular reception (7-8 pm) and both include open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres before Rudy talks to the group.

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