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Dikembe Mutombo will be honored and recognized at the 2022 Sports Humanitarian Awards

Los Angeles-NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo will be an honoree for the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award during the 2022 Sports Humanitarian Awards.

On Tuesday, it was announced that the Sports Humanitarian Awards and the 2022 ESPYS were going to combine both inspirational programs together. Dikembe Motombo, Chris Evert, and Steve Gleason are the honorees for the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award.The award goes to leaders who showcased their efforts outside of their respective careers to improve their communities in a positive manner.

“We’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate those who are following in the footsteps of iconic humanitarians in sports including Muhammad Ali and Billie Jean King, and are using the power of sports to create change,” said Kevin Martinez, vice president of ESPN Corporate Citizenship. “A week of powerful programming including and leading up to the ESPYS will showcase that the impact of sports reverberates well beyond the field of play and into communities across the globe.”

Inspiration comes in different ways and ESPN will be highlighting representation and unity throughout ESPY's week. Both programs will broadcast live July 20.

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