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Courage & Perseverance

Posted July 17th, 2014 @ 1:45pm

In 1993, two weeks before his passing, Jimmy Valvano delivered one of, if not the best inspirational speeches ever.  Jimmy was accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.  He words and passion touched so many people, he inspired the Jimmy V Perseverance Award.  At the 2014 ESPYs, that award was giving to ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott.  I never thought I would hear a speech that would touch me as deeply as Jimmy V's two decades ago.  Stuart Scott did just that, eloquently, gracefully, beautifully.

This is the piece they ran before bring Stuart on stage:

This is Stuart's speech:


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