THE RUDY RUETTIGER FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and recognition of those who aspire to fulfill their dreams through character, courage, contribution and commitment.

Rudy Ruettiger, the inspiration for the blockbuster movie “RUDY” and his wife Cheryl founded The Rudy Foundation in 1997.

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.

The funds raised by the Rudy Ruettiger Foundation will be applied to cover all program expenses associated with the RUDY AWARDS TM Program in the schools, The RUDY AWARDS TM Celebration, Rudy Leadership Camp, On-line Continuing Education and Mentorship Programs, and Educational Scholarships awarded by obtaining "Rudy Credits". It is the goal of the Rudy Foundation to stay connected with all RUDY AWARDS TM Winners and provide them with a source for information and programs that will help inspire and guide them through all stages of their lives.

Rudy Foundation

Cheryl Ruettiger
2538 Anthem Village Drive
Suite 125
Henderson, Nevada 89052
Phone: 702-875-4002
Fax: 702-875-4271