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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Join College Basketballs Elite for one SPECIAL night! Mark your calendars for April 2nd, 2015 at the Crane Bay Events Center in Indianapolis and join Dick Vitale and his friends for a one of a kind event featuring The Band Perry while enjoying the biggest weekend of Men`s college basketball.

For tickets and Donation Package Information visit:

For more information, contact Bill Webb @ 214-205-7495


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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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This years Dick Vitale Gala was a SMASHING SUCCESS raising over $2.382 Million dollars! Thank you to our honorees and every single person who donated to the cause!

The 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala will take place Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.
The Gala will honor Bo Ryan, head basketball coach of University of Wisconsin; Robin Roberts, Good Morning America Anchor and ESPN Sportscaster; and Urban Meyer, head football coach of Ohio State University.


The Winner of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Convertible!

Congratulations to Michael White from Redding, California! He is now the proud owner of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz convertible! Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased a raffle ticket this year.

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. 

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” .