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2018 rockne awards

Friday, Sept. 7, Palais Royale, South Bend

The second annual Knute Rockne Spirit of Sports Awards Celebration will honor an outstanding lineup of individuals for their achievements in athletics...and in life.


CHAMPION Award -- Coach Muffet McGraw, two-time and defending NCAA Champion, and Hall of Famer.


COMMUNICATION Award -- Bob Nagle, 43-year broadcast veteran, and voice of Fighting Irish women's basketball.


COURAGE Award -- Haley Scott DeMaria, former Notre Dame swimmer, author, inspirational speaker.


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Award -- Jan Blazi, long-time ND Athletic Dept. staffer, served as assistant to football coaches Parseghian to Willingham.


HERITAGE Award -- Jerry McKenna, renowned sculptor, whose work includes sculptures of ND national champion coaches at the Stadium.


INSPIRATION Award -- Luther Bradley, 1977 Notre Dame All-American, active in Youth for Christ ministry, in Detroit and nationally.


LEGACY Award -- Bob Dorais, grandson of legendary ND quarterback Gus Dorais, who has co-authored a biography of his grandfather.


LIVING LEGEND Award -- Johnny Lujack, at 93 the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner, having won the honor in 1947 for national champs.


PERSEVERANCE -- Bill "Red" Mack, who rose from a childhood in a Pittsburgh area orphanage to play halfback for ND, and win a Super Bowl.


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inspiring achievement in athletics...and in life.

Bringing Coach Rockne to the 21st Century

Our mission:  To perpetuate and advance the name and legacy of Coach Knute Rockne and all that he stood for, honoring his life and all the lives he touched, by teaching, recognizing and supporting coaches and athletes in their pursuit of outstanding leadership, achievement and sportsmanship.


PLEASE JOIN US  on Friday, Sept. 7, for the second annual

Knute Rockne Spirit of Sports Awards Celebration

Palais Royale Ballroom, South Bend

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The 2017 Knute Rockne Spirit of Sports Awards Celebration -- A Smashing Success!!!

The inaugural Rockne Awards honored, from left:

Devoted Friend -- Art Decio

Champion -- Ryan Harris

Loyalty -- Coach Brian Boulac

Distinguished Service -- Roger Valdiserri

Humanitarian -- Dan Harshman

Perseverance -- Mike Oriard

Innovation -- Tom Reynolds

Courage -- Rocky Bleier

 Take a look a the great Photo Gallery from the event.

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Become a FOUNDING MEMBER of the Knute Rockne Memorial Society, and receive this limited edition print (retail value $100), signed and numbered by triple legacy Notre Dame artist Kathleen Keifer; also, a FOUNDING MEMBER certificate, FOUR admissions to the 2018 Knute Rockne Spirit of Sports Awards Celebration; recognition on all Rockne Society communications, and inclusion in credits of Rockne film. 

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2018 Knute rockne "Spirit of Sports" Awards

A Special Evening -- Friday, Sept. 7, at the historic Palais Royale Ballroom in downtown South Bend. We'll honor NCAA Champion women's basketball Coach Muffet McGraw, among others. 

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Knute Rockne Memorial Society

P.O. Box 881, Notre Dame, IN 46556

(612) 242-3581