“Arrow Electronics Presents Courage in Sports” Celebrates Quarter Century of Inspiring Sports Stories

“Arrow Electronics Presents Courage in Sports” Celebrates Quarter Century of Inspiring Sports Stories

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On November 16 at 5 p.m. EST (in most markets depending on NFL coverage), Arrow Electronics will present the 25th edition of “Arrow Electronics present Courage in Sports” on CBS. The silver anniversary production brings new stories of inspiration while looking back on a quarter-century of tales of athletes overcoming the greatest of odds.

Among the six athletes profiled on the program is former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt, who netted his first victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999. On Jan. 6, 2000, Schmidt crashed at Walt Disney World Speedway while prepping for the new racing season. He has been a quadriplegic, wheelchair-bound, ever since. But in 2014, Arrow Electronics built him a specially designed car controlled with his head. He soon found himself back on the track running demonstration laps at the 2014 Indianapolis 500 with a top speed of 107 mph.

More than 100 stories have been explored since the first “Courage in Sports” aired in 1991. Among them:

  • Greg LeMond, a Tour de France champion who took a stand against doping (1991)
  • Scott Reese, a blind high school football kicker (1995)
  • Dr. George Simkins, arrested for trespassing at the all-white, municipal golf course (2003)
  • Conner Stroud, a youth tennis star with no legs (2013)

In addition to Schmidt’s new achievements on the race track, other athletes profiled in the 25th anniversary program include four U.S. military veterans who are leg amputees and won gold medals at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games.

The program was produced by Intersport, an award-winning sports events and content company. To learn more about Intersport, log on to www.intersportnet.com, Facebook (www.Facebook.com/IntersportBuzz) and  Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).