“It starts with a dream,” says Notre Dame football legend Rudy Ruettiger, whose own dream led him to the pinnacle of college football, to inspiring the smash film Rudy and to a life spent inspiring others to pursue their dreams. People from all walks of life have dreamt of meeting Rudy, hearing his stories in person, and now that dream is about to come true…
Dan’s Papers is excited to welcome Ruettiger to the Hamptons as part of the all-star event “Dan’s Fields of Dreams: An Evening of the Greatest Sports Stories Ever Told” on Thursday, September 3, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The evening will celebrate great storytelling with a first-time-in-the-Hamptons lineup of famed sports figures onstage, meeting fans and sharing incredible tales you won’t want to miss—and will surely never forget.
The start of college football season is the perfect time to stoke the gridiron fires with chants of “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy”—Notre Dame kicks off its season two days after Dan’s Fields of Dreams—but we know that New York baseball fans will also be gearing up for the heat of a pennant race, so the Dan’s Fields of Dreams lineup has those bases covered, too, with New York Yankees legend Joe Pepitone and Field of Dreams star Dwier Brown.
Whether partying with Frank Sinatra or making the pop-culture hit list on Seinfeld, Pepitone remains one of baseball’s most colorful and controversial stars. His book Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud has been hailed as “one of the top 20 baseball books ever” by Esquire and “one of the most honest books ever written by a professional athlete” by Rolling Stone, and the tales he’ll tell at Guild Hall will open a door to sports stardom and celebrity like you’ve never seen or heard.
“Hey dad, you want to have a catch?” Are your eyes tearing up yet? If not, Dwier Brown—who still makes grown men cry tossing the ball with Kevin Costner at the end of Field of Dreams—will change that when he shares never-before-heard tales of making that classic film and how it continues to change lives 25 years later. His terrific tome If You Build It… is just the beginning.
The onstage discussion and audience Q&A will be moderated by Westhampton Beach’s own Stephen Costello, Executive Vice President of Steiner Sports, 2015 Artists & Writers Softball Game participant and author of My Father Never Took Me to a Baseball Game, one of the best-selling baseball books of all time.
The first-ever “Dan’s Fields of Dreams: An Evening of the Greatest Sports Stories Ever Told” is Thursday, September 3, at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall. Seating is extremely limited. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP, which includes premium seating at Guild Hall for the authors panel discussion; meet-and-greet with Rudy Ruettiger, Joe Pepitone and Dwier Brown; photos and autographed books from Ruettiger, Pepitone, Brown and Costello; a VIP Gift Bag and more!
For tickets, visit DansFieldsofDreams.com.