Klipsch GMX A-2.1 Multimedia Speaker Systems Await the Biggest Names in Sports and the Biggest Names in Hollywood as Part of the 2004 ESPY Awards Gift Bag
INDIANAPOLIS (July 14, 2004) - Top awards show gift bags represent the latest in fashion, technology and luxury. This year, the athlete and celebrity gift bags at ESPN's ESPY Awards will also represent The Ultimate Sound Experience™ because they include Klipsch brand multimedia speakers. The ESPY Awards will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles for the third straight year and air on July 18 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Klipsch GMX A-2.1 multimedia speaker system comes with two satellite speakers, a subwoofer with a built-in amplifier, a volume and connection control module, and all of the necessary speaker wire. The GMX A-2.1 is designed for consumers who want dynamic, high-fidelity sound from their digital devices, including PCs, CD, DVD and MP3 players, game consoles such as Xbox and PlayStation, laptops, television sets and VCRs. By combining high-performance audio, visual appeal and functionality, the GMX A-2.1 is an ideal audio solution for today's multimedia and gaming entertainment devices.
The 12th annual ESPY Awards gathers sports and entertainment celebrities to recognize top achievements, relive memorable moments and salute the best performers. The awards include 19 cross-cutters categories - which pit athletes from different sports against each other - as well as 17 individual sport categories. For the first time in the event's history, fans determined the winners in all categories.
Hollywood celebrities Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Stone, Christina Applegate, Brooke Burke, Michael Chiklis, Rob Lowe, Tracy Morgan, Bridget Moynahan, The Rock, Roselyn Sanchez and Vince Vaughn are scheduled to be award presenters, in addition to athlete presenters Tom Brady, LeBron James, Serena Williams, Gary Payton and Terrell Owens. Denzel Washington will present the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Liberian-born soccer star and UNICEF ambassador George Weah.
Several stars and players featured in the Best Sports Movie nominee Miracle, plus Jim Caviezel, the star of the ESPY Award-nominated movie Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius, are also scheduled to attend. In addition, Outkast will perform the hit "I Like the Way You Move" at the ESPY Awards.
ESPN commentator Chris Berman will also be there, as will the ABC Monday Night Football team of Al Michaels, John Madden and Michele Tafoya.
Among the top athletes and/or ESPY Award nominees scheduled to attend are Brad Angelo, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Beckett, Bill Belichick, Cheri Blauwet, Aaron Boone, Tina Bosworth,
Denny Brauer, Aaron Brooks, Tedy Bruschi, Aleisha Cline, Gail Devers, Stewart Elliott, Dallas Friday, John Gagliardi, Eric Gagne, Nomar Garciaparra, Dante Hall, Bethany Hamilton, Richard Hamilton, Mia Hamm, Priest Holmes, Dwight Howard, Larry Izzo, Ted Johnson, Tara Kirk, Mika Koivuniemi, Bob Ladouceur, Bucky Lasek, Ty Law, Vincent Lecavalier, Lisa Leslie, Michael Lewis, Ray Lewis, Eli and Peyton Manning, Kyle Maynard, Willie McGinest, Jack McKeon, Steve McNair, Travis Mohr, Ryan Nyquist, Emeka Okafor, Neil Parry, Michael Phelps, Edgar Prado, Tayshaun Prince, Cat Reddick, Chad Reed, Brad Richards, Andy Roddick, Martin St. Louis, Briana Scurry, Richard Seymour, Donte' Stallworth, Gerald Swindle, Eddie Sutton, Antonio Tarver, Diana Taurasi, John Tortorella, Jessica van der Linden, Adam Vinatieri, Dwayne Wade, Ben Wallace, Ron Williams, Walter Ray Williams Jr., Dontrelle Willis, and Ronald "Winky" Wright.
The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions transcend sports. This year's honor will go to Liberian-born UNICEF Ambassador George Weah, Africa's all-time greatest soccer star who has, at great risk, worked tirelessly to help his war-torn country. Previous recipients of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award have included Jim Valvano (1993), Muhammad Ali (1997), Billie Jean King (1999), Columbine High School coach Dave Sanders (2000) and Australian Olympic star Cathy Freeman (2001).