Dave Belisle: 14 Who Made a Difference in 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

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Dave Belisle

It was the speech heard 'round the world, on TV sets and replayed on social media, and part of the reason, among many, that Belisle was nominated for Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

After coaching the Cumberland Americans into the Little League World Series for the second time in three years, Belisle addressed his team after it was eliminated in heartbreaking fashion, and made a speech that no one will ever forget. 

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"Everybody heads up high, there's no disappointment in your effort, in the whole tournament, and the whole season. It's been an incredible journey. Okay? We fought--look at the score, 8 to 7, 12-10 in hits. It came down to the last out. We didn't quit. That's us! Boys, that's us," said Belisle to his team in a huddle in right field.

Now, Belisle and his family are facing a bigger battle, as wife Nancy is battling cancer.  You can make a difference to the Belisles -- whose patience, nurturing, and sportsmanship have been an example to Rhode Island, and the world -- HERE.  

 

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