There’s been a lot of press lately about the ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award.  All of the talk about the award reminded me of its inaugural recipient over 20 years ago, college basketball coach Jim Valvano, affectionately knowns as “Jimmy V.”  It is important to remember his message.


Less than two months after the speech, Jimmy V. died of cancer.  Click here to read the full text of the speech.