On March, 4 1993, Jim Valvano won the Arthur Ashe Award at the very first ESPY Awards. This year marks the 15th anniversary.
Jim Valvano coached the NC State Wolfpack to a NCAA National Basketball Championship 1983. After leaving basketball, he became a television Basketball Commentator/Analyst in 1990.
For those not into sports, that is okay. It’s not sports that made him an inspirational person.
In June, 1992 Jim Valvano was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In his acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, Jimmy V announced the formation of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Jim Valvano died later that same year.
Below is his inspirational and humorous speech from that famous night. (The title of the post will make sense when you watch the video.)Tags: espys, family, green bay, jimmy v, packets, religion, Sports
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