As announced at 2018 SEC Media Days in Atlanta in July, SEC Network is launching an extensive slate of films this fall, including three new documentaries featuring Southeastern Conference legends Stacy Lewis, Fran Tarkenton and Grantland Rice, respectively. In addition, SEC Network is adapting a 30 for 30 Shorts documentary, “The Sweat Solution,” adding additional footage and storytelling to create an SEC Storied film to debut in September.
“Stacy’s Gift” Presented by Dr Pepper – Sunday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET
A promising young golfer from Houston, Stacy Lewis was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. For the next seven years, she wore a brace 18 hours a day, except for when she was out on the golf course. As she finished high school, she received devastating news that she’d need career-threatening surgery. Lewis fought through it all to go to the University of Arkansas on the scholarship that was honored even after the surgery. She arrived at school only able to swing a putter. Two years later, she was SEC champion, and the next year, NCAA champion.
As a pro in 2008, Lewis became the first American woman in 18 years to earn the world’s top ranking. In 2017, the weekend after Hurricane Harvey devastated her hometown, she broke a long tournament drought, and donated the entire winner’s check to storm relief, spearheading a wave of donations.
Directed by Kenan Holley, “Stacy’s Gift” is the story of an athlete and a competitor who has never let anything hold her back. Advance press screeners are available upon request.