This past week, I got to learn a bit about a pretty amazing man. You might have heard about him? Jim Valvano. He was the basektball coach for North Carolina State University. His team unexpectedly won the 1983 championships, but I think what he’s most known for was his speech at the 1993 Espy Awards.
Because he died shortly after it. From cancer.
If you want to watch it, I’ve posted it. It’s ten minutes, but very moving. Such a great message.
You know what I think about most after that speech? How he affected the kids on his team. With such a strong message, how could anyone not be moved?
I had a tennis coach in college, Charlie Kost, that affected me profoundly. Such patience, dedication to the team, and dedication to his family. Then, there was Kirsten Sauer, the counselor at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes tennis camp that introduced me to Christ.
I’d love to hear the story of someone who’s impacted your life. Care to share?