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ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit

posted on March 7th, 2011 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World


In case you missed it, this past weekend was the ultimate sports-themed weekend for sports fans at Walt Disney World. Some of the biggest names in sports turned out for Dick’s Sporting Goods presents ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Tim Tebow and Minnie Mouse at ESPN The Weekend

Everyone from ex-Florida Gators star Tim Tebow to NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco to soccer legend Mia Hamm participated in the event that featured live ESPN shows, sports-themed motorcades and lots of opportunities for fans to interact with their favorite sports heroes and ESPN on-air personalities such as Dick Vitale and Sage Steele.

Some Fans Rode the Rock ‘n Roller Coaster with Mia Hamm

A group of lucky fans got to ride Rock ‘n Roller Coaster with Hamm. Some other young fans got to play a fun game of football ex-Gators coach Urban Meyer and Tebow. Judging from the looks of things, it was sports dream come true for the thousands of fans who attended the three-day event.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Presents ESPN The Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you’re a sports fan and you missed it, don’t worry. We’ll do it all again next year from March 2-4, so mark your calendars now because you just never know which major sports star you might see. In the meantime, check out some of these photos from this year’s event.

ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit ESPN On-Air Personalities Dick Vitale and Sage Steele ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit
ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit ESPN The Weekend Delivers Another Big Hit
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4 Comments

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Leanne on March 7th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

We were there and it was AWESOME!! Very cool to be walking along and have an ESPN person (and entourage) just pop out of the side of a building! We also were lucky enough to ride the Rock n’ Roller Coaster with a couple Harlem Globetrotters! Great day!!

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Jay on March 7th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Ummm…I don’t think that is Sage Steele with Dickie V. You might want to check the bio pic, but I think she is a she. The Schwab doesn’t really qualify for that.

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TERRY on March 8th, 2011 at 8:21 am

Mia Hamm looks great, but why no mention of her famous husband? Nomar Garciaparra was a very beloved MLB player for years. He is more of a sports legend to many sports fans than she is. So happy to see Nomar looking excellent as well!!!

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Kathleen on March 31st, 2011 at 10:43 am

OH MY GOSH, IT’S NOMAR!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I’ve been a Red Sox fan since birth!

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