July 1, 2008
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING * CORPORATE TRAINING * TEAM RETREATS
We are already at the halfway point of 2008! This newsletter will cover some points of interest that occurred during the last quarter of 2007 along with any newsworthy events that have occurred during the first half of 2008. Now that a few glitches that prevented us from bringing you the newsletter on a quarterly basis have been resolved we should be back on schedule with this latest newsletter... Thank you! Rudy International
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Rudy Helps Raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer
Rudy hosted a benefit at the Marriott in South Bend, Indiana in honor of the Henry Tucker Foundation. Rudy's mission was to raise awareness of childhood cancer and offer support to families. Proceeds from the event benefited Austin McGowan a local 14 year old living with Leukemia. Rudy International donated several memorabilia items for the auction in order to raise additional funds. The event took place in March, 2008
Rudy was a celebrity guest at the 13th annual "One More Victory, Ara!" event in April, 2008. Ara Parseghian has lost three of his grandchildren to the disease.
The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit organization that funds research projects which will lead to a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NP-C). NP-C is a genetic disorder that affects children and young adults by interfering with their ability to metabolize cholesterol. Niemann-Pick Type C is progressive, degenerative and always fatal (until a cure is found). Rudy International donated various memorabilia for the event's auction to help raise more funds. The event took place in April, 2008.
Rudy attended the Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership & Global Communication Magnet Elementary School for Nevada Reading Week. Rudy participated in the reading program in February, 2008 along with many other notable people who also participated in the program. Jo Mackey's definition of leadership applies to each and every child at Jo Mackey. Leadership means taking the lead, the responsibility and the initiative for your education. As individuals, students will be able to manage future challenges in a rapidly changing world. Reading Week took place the week of February 25th, 2008 in Henderson, NV
DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation Event
Rudy will be attending the upcoming Edward J. Debartolo, Sr. memorial Scholarship Foundation in June, 2008. The Edward J. Debartolo memorial Scholarship Foundation was created primarily for the purpose of assisting worthy individuals in their pursuit of Collegiate education by awarding scholarships in the form of grants of cash to high school senior applicants ("DeBartolo Scholars") who have graduated from a parochial, public or private high school in several different counties in Ohio who have demonstrated both scholastic ability and financial need.
Rudy had the opportunity and privilege of speaking to a young man (36 years of age) who was a big fan of Rudy and was dying from Leukemia. As a last wish his family contacted Rudy to request that Rudy call the young man and speaks to him. Rudy made the call and the young man died shortly after. The family said the call meant the world to Ken and couldn't thank Rudy enough.
Notre Dame Football
Even though Rudy's schedule is very busy he still managed to attend two Notre Dame football games this past fall. Rudy attended the Notre Dame vs. USC game in October and the Notre Dame vs. Navy game in November. While in the area he also did a book signing at Notre Dame and Holy Cross College
Awards & Recognitions
Rudy received the "Well Done" Award presented by the founders of "Kingdom Assignment" Denny & Leesa Bellesi. The award was presented at The Grove of Anaheim in California on June 1st, 2008. Denny & Leesa are the authors of two books and were represented in an article written in People Magazine, etc. The award is given to those of faith who have accomplished extraordinary things that most people thought could never be done. Rudy was honored and humbled to receive the award.
Rudy Reunion & Celebrity Golf Classic
We will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the "RUDY" movie on November 9th & 10th, 2008 at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Many of those who played a role in the movie including Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Scott Benjaminson, Angelo Pizzo, David Anspaugh, Joe & Gavin Maloof and many more will be in attendance. Profits from the event will be donated to the "Rudy Foundation for Children". The Foundation gives scholarships to children whose school participates in the "Rudy Award" program. The program is free to the schools and each school nominates one child to receive the scholarship from the Rudy Foundation. For Further information you can contact Burt Trembly at 505-328-2288
Rudy Website and Online Store
There have been some new items listed on our on-line store. Some of the items added are a full size helmet, the "RUDY" movie poster and we will be adding very soon two different football jerseys (Jersey with "RUETTIGER" number 45 and also the "NEVER QUIT" jersey. You can have your choice of what jersey you would like to order. Please check out the website at www.rudyinternational.com
The Rudy beverage was formulated to include a beneficial mixture of vitamins, electrolytes, carbohydrates and xylitol. Xylitol is a natural low calorie sweetener. It is clinically shown to decrease the formation of certain bacteria and plaques in the mouth. There are currently four flavors of "Rudy" Blue Fuel, Fruit Punch Blast, Citrus Slam and Orange Lift. These flavors are the best selling flavors in the market today. Rudy is not in competition with any of the other beverages in the store or vending machines currently the drink is in a class of its own "the new age beverage". The beverage has been through a complete overhaul and has been taste tested across the country. The drink "Rudy" is ready to stand the test with consumers and will undoubtedly like Rudy reach the goal of becoming the most recognized success story in the beverage industry. It is the little guy rising to the top all over again.
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July 28th at 8:30AM Pacific Time
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