I am so excited over the Dick Vitale Telethon which is taking place today. This event is giving visibility to the V Foundation which benefits those battling cancer. We are very proud and happy today at SNN studios that we have a had a host of people join us to volunteer and make donations.
I cant thank the owner of SNN, Phil Lombardo enough. Also, Ray Cole, COO of SNN for his dedication and all his hard work. Thank you to all the anchors at SNN who have contributed. Publisher, Pat Dorsey, who made a big donation and held the event in the Sarasota Herald lobby, a beautiful building on Main St in Sarasota.
Its been a fantastic day filled with joy, jubilation and a lot fun. We had NBA players and past NBA players stop by including Jerod Ward, Marcus Liberty and many others who stopped by with donations.
We had Sandy Buchanan, the wife of congressman Vern Buchanan, come by and make a donation of $10,000 on behalf of the Buchanan Foundation. Art Conforti, owner of Beneva Flowers brought by a $10,000 check. I donated on behalf of my five grandchildren, $1000 each.
Many, many donations from people all over the community.
If you are fortunate enough to have healthy children I encourage you to come by and make a donation as well.
I can`t thank all the volunteers enough, and a special thanks to Mary Kenealy and Janet Allan, with Mary Kenealy Events, for a fantastic job in planning this entire event.
12 hours, and people working diligently. Its been a great time and will be so helpful towards pediatric cancer. We will continue to take donations at snntv.com/telethon