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Sage Steele wins Team ESPN Commentator of the Year award for her volunteer efforts

The Team ESPN Commentator of the Year award is given to an ESPN commentator who is able to use his or her voice and leadership position, and through his or her volunteer efforts, provides positive impact in the community.

Sage Steele, host of NBA Countdown, was selected primarily for her work and commitment to Special Olympics Unified Sports.

Steele originally got involved with Special Olympics when her kids were nominated by their elementary school teacher to participate in Unified Sports.

Later, she became one of the Unified Sports ambassadors for ESPN. She has been an announcer for the Unified Basketball Game at NBA All-Star Weekend and recently served as an honorary coach of the game. Last year at the Special Olympics World Games, she hosted the Eunice Shriver Welcome Reception.

In the video above, Steele accepts the award from the set of Countdown in ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center.

Donald Brooks contributed to this post.
The video comes courtesy of ESPN’s NBA production team.

Commentators (l to r) Jay Harris, Freddie Coleman, Kevin Negandhi and Sage Steele support Special Olympics Unified Sports. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
Commentators (l to r) Jay Harris, Freddie Coleman, Kevin Negandhi and Sage Steele support Special Olympics Unified Sports. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
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