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The 23rd annual ESPY Sports Awards broadcast live at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, recognizing major sports achievements, reliving moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances.
This year the ESPYS raised more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, This charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano to promote cancer research.
One of the biggest take aways was from #RobMendez’s perseverance Award recipient Rob Mendez. He was born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, leaving him with no arms or legs. 31 years later, he’s changing the football world with his coaching ability as the JV coach of Prospect High School in Saratoga, Calif. and inspiring the world with his story. Following his standing ovation he stated.
“When you dedicate yourself to something and open your mind to different possibilities … you really can go places in this world.”