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Hall of Fame Football Coach Lou Holtz visits Evansville

A crowd of 1,700 packed Evansville's Old National Events Plaza for the annual Right to Life Banquet. A crowd of 1,700 packed Evansville's Old National Events Plaza for the annual Right to Life Banquet.
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Hall of Fame Football Coach and ESPN Broadcaster Lou Holtz visited Evansville Thursday night.

Holtz joined hundreds of people at the Old National Events Plaza for the annual Right to Life Banquet.

It's one of the largest anti-abortion events in the country. 1,700 Tri-Staters packed the house for a chance to meet a sporting legend and to support a cause they believe in deeply.

The legendary former Notre Dame Football coach spent his first time ever in Evansville doing what he does best, giving a pep talk hoping to get the win.

"Without God," Holtz said on stage, "I don't know where'd you'd be. I can't tell you how many times I've prayed when Michigan was on our three-yard line," he joked.

The crowd erupted with laughter as Holtz described his beliefs against anti-abortion.

"4.4 million abortions a year and one person gets to decide whether the fetus lives or not," he told 14 News before getting on stage. "We try to be a voice for the unborn. Nobody speaks for the fetus."

Proceeds from the event go straight to the organization's mission to educate women and their families about abortion.

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