Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to speak in Region 8 this May

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to speak in Region 8 this May

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - As Allen was turning around to make a traffic stop, he noticed the car did not yield to the stop sign at "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!" the chants are forever immortalized on the silver screen.

The man who inspired the TRISTAR Productions 1993 movie, "Rudy," Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger is coming to Region 8.

Ruettiger is the featured speaker for United Way of Northeast Arkansas' 2nd annual Live United with the Stars happening on Thursday, May 7 at the Cooper Alumni Center.

A limited number of tickets are available to the VIP Sneak Preview Meeting with Ruettiger from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on that day. The feature presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Ruettiger carved his name into the history books as one of the most famous graduates of the University of Notre Dame.

The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, he displayed fierce determination to overcome obstacles and play football for the Fighting Irish.

To find out more about tickets, call the United Way at 870-935-3658.

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