Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wikipedia Defines Jimmy V as the following:
"While the head coach at North Carolina State University, he won the 1983 NCAA Basketball Tournament against high odds. Valvano is remembered for running up and down the court after winning the 1983 NCAA championship, seemingly in disbelief and looking for someone to hug. He is also remembered for his 1993 ESPY Awards speech, given shortly before he died of cancer."
The Jimmy V foundation was started on the same day that this famous speech was given. ESPN founded the Jimmy V Foundation For Cancer Research on behalf of Jim Valvano.
Everyone in the world loses someone everyday. Not all of us lose someone because of Cancer, but thinking back on that heartfelt speech, and reminiscing of that day, the day of the ESPY Awards back in 1993, it felt like we all lost someone. Jimmy V touched everyone, both on the court and off the court. This time of year is when Teams from around College Basketball play in the "Jimmy V Classic". I felt, out of my heart to blog this, so here it is. Be touched by a man who is famous for the following words, "don't give up, don't ever give up". Enjoy.
Jimmy V ESPYS Speech-