ESPN to honor veterans
ESPN plans to honor veterans with a week of programming starting Nov. 4 called “America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans,” culminating in special “SportsCenter” programs from West Point on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, according to an ESPN release.
Segments will include:
Army golf near Korea’s Demilitarized Zone and how sports are used by wounded warriors in the rehabilitation process on “Outside the Lines.”“Warrior Adventure Quest,” an extreme sports-driven program that helps soldiers build spirit and deal with combat-related stress on the Spanish-language ESPN Deportes.Danielle Green-Byrd, former Notre Dame basketball player injured in Iraq, on “SportsCenter.”What if baseball legends such as Ted Williams, a former Marine Corps pilot, never went to war? On “SportsCenter.”Tim James, former NBA player now serving in Iraq, on “NBA Countdown.”President Barack Obama salutes troops and veterans with a taped message, along with sports icons such as the NBA’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the NFL’s Tom Brady and cycling star Lance Armstrong.Check listings and air times by going to http://www.myAFN.net.