Inspire your students

with a life-changing school assembly

Inspire your students

With a life-changing school assembly.

Inspire your students

with a life-changing school assembly.

Inspire your students

With a life-changing school assembly.

About Brad

Brad Hurtig was a student-athlete in a small town in Northwest Ohio. Only days after finishing his sophomore year of high school, a devastating accident resulted in the amputation of both of Brad’s hands.

Through hard work and determination Brad soon rejoined his high school football team. In his senior year, Brad led his team defense, recording 111 tackles and received all-state honors all while playing with no hands. Brad’s inspirational story of triumph quickly captured national headlines.

Now Brad is taking his life-changing message to students across the nation.

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“I would definitely recommend Brad for audiences of any size. He is very dynamic and engaging!”

Glenda Bates, High School Activities Director

“His message was one that easily translates to students who are dealing with any issues. Everybody has something going on… they just need to find a way!”

Nolan Sadler, Middle School Dean of Students

“Brad is the real deal. When speaking to a group of 650 high school students, he captivated with courage, humor, natural ease and conviction.”

Carol Kurivial, CAHF President

Mark Blanchard, Principal, Gettysburg HS (PA)

Nolan Sadler, Dean of Students, Heritage MS (OH)

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No strings attached! Simply fill out a contact form below and we’ll send you a copy.


Q: What does Brad speak about?

A: He shares his inspirational story of overcoming the loss of both of his hands going from amputee to an All-Ohio athlete. Brad demonstrations through his own personal experiences that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things with a thirst to Find A Way.

Q: I’ve been looking at other assembly programs. Is Brad’s presentation better than other ones out there?

A: Of the school administrators and teachers who submitted feedback, 92% indicated Brad’s presentation was better than other assemblies they have had in the past.

Q: How long is Brad's presentation?

A: One hour (this includes a short Q&A session, which is always valuable for the students).

Q: How much will it cost?

 A: No fee is set in stone for Brad to present to your students. We would love to work with you to make a lasting impact while staying within your budget. Submit a contact form HERE and Brad’s booking manager will be in touch within two business days to discuss details.


Stand Your Ground Book


We’ll mail you a FREE COPY of Brad’s new book to help you decide if Brad is right for your high school or middle school assembly.

Just fill out the short, no obligation form below and we’ll be in touch!

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Brad was authentic, funny and captured the audience! His story is extraordinary!

You inspire me so much!


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Phone: 513.675.9089

Stand your ground.  Don't back down.

What does it mean to stand your ground? People today are
constantly making commitments and breaking them.  Look at
divorce rates, credit card debts, New Years's resolutions... and
the list of unfulfilled promises goes on.  It it even possible to
keep our commitments?

Stand your ground,  Don't back down.

Joel Penton says, "Yes it is possible" - he knows from
experience.  Like most of your students, Joel was put into
situations in middle school and high school where it would
have been easy to compromise and break his commitments.
However, he chose to rise above the pressure and keep the
committments he made in school, in football, and in life.

Stand your ground.  Don't back down.

Joe will say that it takes character, it takes will, and the road
will be hard.  But his personal experience is proof that ordinary
people can accomplish great things by simply following through
with the commitments they have made.  Your students will be
inspired and reminded of the importance of not just making
committments, but also keep those commitments.

Don't back down.  Stand your ground.