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Possible Answers: ESPY.
Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 22 Nov 2017, Wednesday
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The Arthur Ashe Courage Award (sometimes called the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage or Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award) is presented as part of the ESPY Awards. It is named for the American tennis player Arthur Ashe. Although it is a sport-oriented award, it is not limited to sports-related people or actions, as it is presented annually to individuals whose contributions “transcend sports”. According to ESPN, the organisation responsible for giving out the award, “recipients reflect the spirit of Arthur Ashe, possessing strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their beliefs no matter what the cost”.
The inaugural award, made at the 1993 ESPY Awards, was presented to the American college basketball player, coach, and broadcaster Jim Valvano. In 1993, ESPN partnered with Valvano to create the V Foundation which presents the annual Jimmy V Award to “a deserving member of the sporting world who has overcome great obstacles through perseverance and determination.” Suffering from cancer, Valvano gave an acceptance speech which “brought a howling, teary-eyed Madison Square Garden to its feet”. Valvano died two months after receiving the award. Although the award is usually given to individuals, it has been presented to multiple recipients on six occasions: former athletes on United Airlines Flight 93 (2002), Pat and Kevin Tillman (2003), Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and Jim MacLaren (2005), Roia Ahmad and Shamila Kohestani (2006), Trevor Ringland and David Cullen (2007), and Tommie Smith and John Carlos (2008). The accolade has been presented posthumously on five occasions. The 2017 recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics; the award was accepted by her son Tim.