For more than two decades, FOX Sports has embraced with extreme gratitude and honor the opportunity to showcase its unwavering commitment for our U.S. military on Veterans Day.
Furthering that commitment, FOX Sports Supports – the social impact arm of FOX Sports – is sharing the inspiring story of U.S. Army veteran and three-time Paralympian, Melissa Stockwell and her connection to its nonprofit partner Angel City Sports.
Angel City Sports provides year-round free adaptive sports opportunities to kids, adults and veterans with physical disabilities or visual impairments.
Angel City Sports is honoring Melissa with its inaugural Angela Madsen Courage Award during its “Evening of Courage” event on Veterans Day. Melissa embodies the spirit of the late Angela Madsen – a veteran, Paralympian, mentor, community leader, and longtime friend of Angel City Sports.
Angela passed away while attempting to row the Pacific Ocean solo from California to Hawaii. She would have been the first rower with paraplegia, and the oldest (60), to accomplish the feat.