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The 2014 ESPYS Hosted by Drake Hits Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE

The ESPYS coming to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The ESPYS coming to Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
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Join us in catching your favorite celebrities and athletes in person at the ESPYS on July 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The ESPYS will feature an incredible lineup of entertainers as we celebrate the year in sports at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE! Fans will be able to relive the biggest moments in sports this past year such as thrilling upsets, unbelievable plays, and great performances. Tributes will be honored for the Arthur Ashe Award and the Jimmy V Award for perseverance.

The ESPY Awards, which is short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, is an annual award show presented by ESPN to recognize individual and team excellence in sport related performances during the calendar year. Every year, winners by categories are chosen by fans along with sportswriters, broadcasters, sports executives, and collective experts. The ESPYS are setup similar to award shows such as the GRAMMYS or the Academy Awards, but with a more relaxed atmosphere with comedic sketches involved.

The ESPYS are entering its seventh consecutive year being held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. This year, GRAMMY Award winning recording artist, Drake will be hosting his very first ESPY Awards. As a fan of sports, Drake has signed on to be a “Global Ambassador” with the Toronto Raptors, helping them with their clothing line and the team’s appearance. He has also been spotted cheering for his favorite team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and is frequently seen at NBA games.

“This is an incredible opportunity for me to combine two of my biggest passions- sports and performing,” Drake said in a statement.

Ticket prices for the ESPYS will range from $75 to $475. The American Express Presale will begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, May 11 at 10:00 p.m. The venue, ESPN, and AXS presales will begin on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, May 15 at 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the general public will start to go on sale Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. through AXS.com or Monday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. through the STAPLES Center Box Office.

Why not organize a group outing with your students, family, or friends to catch your favorite celebrities and athletes? Group tickets are available consisting on 10 more tickets and start at $60 each. For more information on reserving or purchasing group tickets for the ESPYS, call 1.877.AEG.TICKETS (234-8425) or visit aegtickets.com.

For every ticket purchased for the ESPYS, $1 will be contributed to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The ESPYS has continuously supported the V Foundation, founded by the late basketball coach Jim Valvano after his inspiring 1993 “Don’t Ever Give Up” ESPYS speech. 100% of your donation will go directly to research. Give more if you can- and please never give up on the fight against cancer.

The 2014 ESPYS will be televised live on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. PT on ESPN. Don’t miss this exclusive one-night celebration as we look back at the incredible year in sports. For more information on this event, please visit the LA LIVE website.