Tuesday, October 29th, Ford Field
The Detroit Lions Courage House dinner annually benefits HAVEN, Oakland County’s center for prevention and treatment of domestic violence and sexual assault. The dinner has raised more than $2.5 million for HAVEN over the last 25 years. The event includes the presentation of the Ed Block Courage Award, which goes to a Lions player each year who exemplifies sportsmanship and has overcome injury and/or adversity to excel on the field.
The Ricky Sandoval Award will also be presented; this award recognizes individuals who have made contributions both in sports and in the community and is named in honor of the late Lions’ director of security who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in July 2009.
This 26th annual Detroit Lions Courage House dinner will feature Sarah Spain: writer, on-air personality, and show host for ESPN. Since starting at ESPN 1000 in 2010, Sarah has expanded her role at the company on all platforms, including gigs with espnW.com, ESPNChicago.com, National ESPN Radio, SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and more. She is a regular on Around the Horn, host of the daily radio show "Spain and Fitz" and host of the "That's What She Said" podcast. In addition, Sarah received a Sports Emmy in 2019 for her work on the E: 60 Short "Identity: Deland McCullough's Journey." Before joining ESPN, Spain worked for start-up website Mouthpiecesports.com, where she acted as a producer, writer and reporter. She did sidelines reporting for the Big Ten Network and hosted the Coors Light Fantasy Players Minute, an online fantasy football show.