26 Years Ago Today, Jimmy V Rocked The ESPYS With This Inspirational Speech

In the first ever production of the ESPYS, the late, great Jim Valvano received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. His speech, a poignant tribute that underscored his zeal for life, brought tears to the eyes of some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers.

It resonates as much today as it did then. Just be sure to have a box of tissues nearby:

You can donate to the V Foundation for cancer research here.

“Don’t give up … don’t ever give up.”


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