We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, and we respect and honor with gratitude the land itself, the legacy of the ancestors, and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Moving speech from Stuart Scott in 2014 in winning the JimmyV perseverance

Stuart, an ESPN host since 1993, was recognized towards the end of the ESPY awards show for his efforts in sports journalism. He has been battling a rare form of cancer for 7 years. He won the JimmyV Perseverance Award.

For Scott, giving up is not an option; he has refused to backdown. He has not allowed the disease to dictate how he lived. Fighting is winning and not quitting.

He has continued his work as an announcer with ESPN through it all doing what he loves and remaining a devoted father at the same time.

Here is his story and speech this week. We keep him in our prayers. 

He died in early 2015.

Jim Valvano’s acceptance speech in 1993  in accepting the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award is moving now as it was then. He died only months later.

Valvano was a legendary coach at NC State and later announcer. His  speech at the 10th anniversary of that institution’s university’s 1983 NCAA championship stressed the importance of hope, love and persistence, and included his famous "Don’t give up, don’t ever give up" quotation.