Make-A-Wish honors Dick Vitale

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America announced the recipients of its 21st annual Chris Greicius Celebrity Awards. The Foundation selected the honorees in recognition of their exceptional dedication to helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Among the honorees? Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN.com contributor Dick Vitale, who received this year's Industry Icon Award for his longstanding support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For years, Vitale has granted kids' wishes at the Final Four and other sporting events, going above and beyond to share his experiences as a college and NBA coach and as college basketball’s most famous broadcaster.

For those who know Dickie V., and know the many kind things he does for people when the cameras are off, the award comes as no surprise. We're proud to call him one of our own.