New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason will be one of three former athletes honored with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award to be presented at the 2022 ESPYS. Gleason will be joined by tennis player Chris Evert and basketball player Dikembe Mutumbo in receiving the honor.
The ESPN Humanitarian Awards are presented to athletes who make a positive impact in their communities and throughout the world. Throughout his battle with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Steve Gleason has used his platform to spread positivity and awareness. Through hosting camps and appearing at other events throughout New Orleans and beyond, he has been able to educate and inspire both children and adults alike.
According to the official release by ESPN, this year's Sports Humanitarian Awards will combine with the 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One for a week of inspirational programming that showcases service, character and achievement in sports. The ESPYS will air live on ABC on July 20 at 7 p.m.
New Orleans Saints legend Steve Gleason is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Washington, D.C. We asked photographer Ted Jackson to spend Monday, Dec. 16 with Steve and his family as they went about a normal day, capped off by attending the Saints' game against the Colts in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.