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"The NBA playoffs are the best part of the season. Every game has added meaning and the intensity is at a different level."   -Dick Vitale

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Dick's desire to provide assistance to those in need means that he is always active in his hometown and the surrounding area.  He supports a variety of organizations in Sarasota and makes it a point to showcase these important groups to raise awareness for some great causes.

From information on the Dick Vitale Gala to the organizations and events he supports during the year, read below to find out about Dickie V's community outreach.

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Celebrations with the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, fundraisers for the Payton Wright Pediatric Cancer Foundation, speaking engagements...Dick Vitale is always a part of the action in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

Read Dick's accounts of his latest community activities here!

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The 9th Annual Dick Vitale Gala will take place Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.
The Gala will honor Mike Brey, head basketball coach of Notre Dame; Nick Saban, head football coach of Alabama; and Tom Crean, head basketball coach of Indiana.
CLICK HERE for event details, tickets & sponsorship's, donations, and more.

Mercedes Raffle Information:

Purchase a raffle ticket for a $100 suggested minimum donation and you can be entered to win the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA V-edition. Only 1500 raffle tickets are sold! The V Foundation awards 100% of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. To purchase your raffle ticket, click here!

What is the Gala? 

The Gala is Dick and Lorraine Vitale’s premiere fundraising event that annually raises money for the V Foundation in honor of Dick’s good friend, the late Jim Valvano. Net proceeds from the Dick Vitale Gala will go to fund pediatric cancer research. View pictures from past year's Galas` here as well as the party at the Vitale residence here

How you can donate:

Fans can still send donations by mail (c/o The V Foundation, 106 Towerview, Cary, NC 27513) or by calling 1-800-4JIMMYV.
Please mention that you are donating to the “Dick Vitale Gala” .

Articles from 2013 Gala:

Dick Vitale Gives Car Away READ
Dick Vitale "Ive Lived a Life That`s Exceeded a Dream" READ
Herald Tribune- The 8th Annual Dick Vitale Gala READ
Herald Tribune- Vitale a Hit with Celebrities READ
Herald Tribune- Story of Hope READ
Herald Tribune- Celebrities Come Out for Dickie V READ
Bradenton Herald- Dick Vitales 2013 Gala Attracts Galaxy of Stars READ
Bradenton Herald- Dick Vitale Marks Another Victory in Fight Against Cancer READ
Bradenton Herald- At 83, Bobby Bowden has No Regrets, Still Feisty READ