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    For the third year in a row, ESPN Cleveland will award honorary ESPYs to local athletes and coaches.

    This year, the ESPYs are recognizing the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark civil rights legislation that prohibited discrimination based on gender in federally funded educational institutions.

    The honorary ESPYs will be awarded to an outstanding female coach, female athlete, and female administrator for the contributions they have made to their local community in the areas of broadening access to sports for girls.

    Submissions will be accepted from Friday, June 17, 2022, at 12PM EST to Friday, July 8, 2022, at 12PM EST. Must be a resident of the Greater Cleveland area. Winners will be selected and announced the week of July 11, 2022.

    Click here to nominate.




    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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