Today is the 10th anniversary of ESPN’s Espy Awards and the 10th anniversary of, North Carolina State’s Head Basketball Coach, Jimmy Valvano’s incredible speech at the first ever Espy’s. At the time of the speech Jimmy V was dying of cancer. It’s one of the greatest speeches you’ll ever hear. Well worth 11 minutes if you have it to spare today, very motivating! After Coach Jimmy V passed away ESPN helped set up the Jimmy V Foundation to raise money to fight cancer and each year at the Espy’s athletes and celebrities come together to raise money. Here’s a link to the annual auction, there is some really cool stuff to bid, with all the money going to the foundation.
Jimmy V said you need to have these three things each day in your life:
“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”