ESPN Co-Founder is a LFP resident

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bill Rasmussen, who co-founded the sports network ESPN with his son Scott in 1978, was the featured speaker at a benefit for the Imagine children's Museum of Everett on October 27, 2011.

Rasmussen and his son are no longer involved with the running of ESPN but are pleased at the direction the network has taken.

According to an article in the Everett Herald,
"In 2006, Rasmussen and his wife, Mickey, moved to Lake Forest Park to be near daughter Lynn, her husband, Louie Van Hollebeke, and granddaughters Donna, now 16, Jessica, 12, and Sarah, 8. Donna Van Hollebeke is a junior at Everett's Archbishop Murphy High School and a member of the girls swim team."
 Rasmussen is working on his second book.
"One activity he enjoys very much is giving speeches to civic groups and schools. He talks about the birth of ESPN, about the process of seeing a dream become a reality, about the importance of self-belief. He usually closes with a question."
Read the entire article.

Learn more about Rasmussen by visiting his website.

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