Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Emotional Profile

This has very little to do with DC area sports, but I thought I'd pass on a fantastic story written by ESPN senior writer Wayne Drehs about former UNC student and mascot Jason Ray. Jason was struck by an SUV before the Tar Heels' second round match up with USC in the East Rutherford regional last March. He died three days later, but as you'll read, his spirit is very much still alive in several people to whom he gave the greatest gift of all. The story, which is one of the most compelling and moving pieces that I think I've ever read - it really pulls at your heart when you've met the man, seen him in action at sporting events, on stage as the front man of his band and on the screen in acting roles - is well worth your time, no matter your sports allegiance. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=rayofhope&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1Y

You can also watch the piece that ran on the premiere of E:60 on Tuesday night. Truly an amazing story.

- The Tar Heel

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