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Prince Harry to be honored at the 2024 ESPYS

Prince Harry will be honored at the 2024 ESPY Awards, which recognize the best athletes and sports figures.

The Duke of Sussex will receive the Pat Tillman Service Award, in recognition of his work as founder of the Invictus Games, which has been staging Olympic-style competitions for injured service personnel since 2014.

Prince Harry to be honored at the 2024 ESPYS

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attends the Invictus Games Foundation 10th anniversary service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on May 8, 2024 in London.

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“This one is for our entire service community,” Harry said after learning of the upcoming honor.

Other sports greats who will be honored include former NFL player Steve Gleason, who will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for courage for his years documenting his experience with ALS, and basketball coach University of South Carolina’s Dawn Staley, who will receive the Jimmy V Award for Courage. Perseverance, for her contribution to women’s basketball.

“It is our privilege to recognize three incredible people: Steve Gleason, Dawn Staley and Prince Harry,” said Kate Jackson, vice president of production at ESPN. “These honorees have used their platforms to change the world and make it more inclusive for marginalized and suffering communities, demonstrating incredible resilience, positivity and perseverance, and we are thrilled to celebrate them at the ESPYS 2024.”

The ESPYS airs July 11 at 8 p.m. on ABC with tennis great Serena Williams hosting the star-studded event. The Invictus Games will also host its first Winter Games in 2025 in Whistler, Canada.

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