There will be a star-studded display of sports achievement Wednesday evening.
ESPN’s 26th-annual ESPY Awards will make history this year, as Danica Patrick will become the first female host of the event.
Among many accolades being handed out to the best athletes, teams, achievements and performances, this year’s program will honor three coaches who were killed in the shooting at Marjory StonemanDouglas High School as Coach of the Year.
Though overall it is a lighthearted ceremony that recognizes the best in sports, many honorees have used the platform to give powerful acceptance speeches. Here are three inspiring addresses from past ESPY ceremonies.