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ESPN SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt paid tribute to father and former NFL football player Todd Heap and his daughter, Holly, during his “One Big Thing” segment last week. Holly died in April after a heartbreaking accident in the Heap family driveway. The Heap family celebrated Hugs for Holly Day on what would have been Holly’s fourth birthday last week.
Van Pelt explained that his own daughter Lila is about to turn 4 and this, combined with other factors, caused the story to hit close to home for the news anchor.