TVAccording to ABC, “The ESPYS” gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2018 ESPYS will recognize achievements in categories such as Best MLB Player, Best Team, Best Female Athlete and Best Upset. Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service.
This year’s ESPYS will be hosted by Danica Patrick and this year’s scheduled presenters include Kate Beckinsale, Chadwick Boseman, Alison Brie, John Elway, G-Eazy, Jim Gaffigan, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Holt, Trevor Jackson, Allison Janney, Dan Marino, Adam Rippon, Mikaela Shiffrin, Jon Stewart, Jessica Szohr, Russell Wilson and more.
In addition, top athletes and celebrities scheduled to attend include the following: Jay Ajayi (Eagles), Nelson Agholor (Eagles), Antonio Brown (Steelers), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Julie Ertz (USWNT), Nick Foles (Eagles), Draymond Green (Warriors), Todd Gurley (Rams), Malcolm Jenkins (Eagles), Travis Kelce (Chiefs), Chloe Kim (Olympian), Von Miller (Broncos), Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz), Terrell Owens (NFL HOF), Candace Parker (Sparks), Sloane Stephens (Tennis), members of the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team and more.
Brit Critics’ Choice Award winner Jorja Smith and cathartic pop singer/songwriter MILCK will perform during the show. Crown and the M.O.B. will return as The ESPYS house band. Additionally, Philadelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz and Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike will present the Capital One Cup to Tomas Hilliard-Arce from the Stanford University Men’s Soccer Team and Melissa Lord from the Stanford Women’s Tennis Team.
This year’s ESPYS will be presented on Wednesday, July 18 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. on ABC.