Laurie1Laurie Wenger had no idea her simple painting would one day be a masterpiece that would inspire hundreds of football players and thousands of fans.

Twenty years ago, she was at her job painting signs at Notre Dame’s arena when Irish assistant coach George Stewart delivered a request from new coach Lou Holtz.

“He brought me a little sheet of paper that said, ‘Play Like A Champion Today,” Wenger said. “He said, ‘Coach Holtz wants a sign, he wants it in blue and gold and he wants it for the stadium for the players to hit on their way out to the field.” read more…