Mill Valley resident Jennifer Azzi delivered the most eloquent and emotional acceptance speech on Thursday night at the 28th annual Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement banquet, which attracted a record turnout for the event at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Jerry Rice, Will Clark and Jerry Coleman were also inducted. Azzi likened the support and encouragement she has received from family, friends, coaches and teammates over the years to the interconnected roots of a redwood tree. She concluded her speech by thanking her parents ("You gave me everything"), her sister, Susanne, and asking people to pray for her 41-year-old brother-in-law, Todd Kramer, a Major in the reserves who was deployed to Iraq last week.Albee also reports:
The BASHOF banquet will be shown on KTVU Channel 2 on Sunday, May 6, at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. It's must-see TV.Here is the complete article.