SALISBURY, N.C. - Wednesday was a big night at the regional ESPYs for athletes recognized for their greatest achievements.
WSOC-TV nominated Tharon Drake, who is the assistant coach at Catawba College, and he won an ESPY award.
In the video at the top of this webpage, sports director Phil Orban has Drake’s inspiring story.
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