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ESPN will honor Eric LeGrand at ESPYs

A few times a year I end up linking to the awesome speech Jim Valvano gave at the ESPYs back in 1993.

I want to take a quick moment to do it yet again since ESPN announced today that Eric LeGrand will be the recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance award this year. LeGrand is certainly a well deserved recipient. If you don’t do it already you should follow him on twitter and go buy his book.

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Tonight ESPN presents the ESPY‘s.

Of course the ESPY’s are always the perfect time to share one of the greatest speeches ever made. There aren’t many that have been that powerful and still draw tears each and every time you watch it like the one from North Carolina State Head Basketball Coach Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPYs. If for some reason you haven’t yet seen it, you should stop what you are doing and go watch it now. Even if you have watched it in the past it really is one of those moments that will never get old.

A transcript of the speech is available here.

ESPN does a great job promoting the work of “The V Foundation for Cancer Research” and has been a huge part in helping raise $100 million for Cancer research. You can donate online through their website.

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Jimmy V Week

ESPN is currently in the middle of its annual “Jimmy V Week”. For those who are not familiar with it, it one of the fundraising tools created by ESPN for “The V Foundation for Cancer Research.”

ESPN does a fantastic job raising awareness for this charity and the money they raise for cancer research. You can donate directly to the foundation by going here. This is taken straight from the foundation’s website,

Your donation to The V Foundation funds critical cancer research.  Give a 100% tax deductible contribution by completing the form below. The V Foundation awards 100% of all direct cash donations and net event proceeds to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by our endowment.  The V Foundation’s Federal Tax ID number or EIN is: 13-3705951.

You can also donate by calling 1-800-4JimmyV. You can also text “jimmyv” to 89544 to donate $10.

If for some odd reason you have not watched his speech from the 1993 ESPYs, you must do so now.

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2010 ESPYs with Seth Myers

Does anyone else out there actually watch the ESPYs? Somehow I manage to get sucked in every year despite already knowing who won what (not that it isn’t predictable already) since ESPN usually aired it on a 4 day tape delay and would usually spoil the results on their website and on ESPN itself. This year is different though. They are actually airing the show live tonight at 9 PM Eastern with Seth Myers serving as the host for the evening. I’m actually looking forward to it.

Of course the ESPY’s are always the perfect time to share one of the greatest speeches ever made. There aren’t many that have been that powerful and still draw tears each and every time you watch it like the one from North Carolina State Head Basketball Coach Jim Valvano at the 1993 ESPYs. If for some reason you haven’t yet seen it, you should stop what you are doing and go watch it now. Even if you have watched it in the past it really is one of those moments that will never get old.

ESPN does a great job promoting the work of “The V Foundation for Cancer Research” and has been a huge part in helping raise $95 million for Cancer research. You can donate online through their website.

I can’t seem to find a link anywhere showing who’s nominated for the awards this year except for this mobile voting page. By the way, have you seen the Reggie Bush/Seth Myers commercial?

As always you can leave a comment here, reach me by e-mail or Follow sahyder1 on Twitter.

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