Quote of the Week
"Sarasota was the sports capital of the world as our gala went over the $10 million mark overall. Thanks to everyone involved." Dick Vitale
|Dick Vitale Gala|
The 8th Annual Dick Vitale Gala was another smashing success! Over $1.7 million dollars raised in the fight against pediatric cancer!
The gala honored Hall of Famer, Bobby Bowden, former head coach of Florida State University; Bill Self, head coach of University of Kansas; and Hall of Famer, Jim Calhoun, head coach of the University of Connecticut.
Watch some of the interviews from Friday evening at the Gala:
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 “Heart of the Program Challenge” and indicate which coach you are supporting.
Herald Tribune- Valvano`s Legacy: Don`t give up READ
HaroldTribune - Dick Vitale gala breaks record READ
cfnews13 - Stars gather in Sarasota for Dick Vitale charity gala READ
Bradenton Herald- Dick Vitale Gala raises $1.6 million for pediatric cancer READ
WTSP.com - Dick Vitale Gala raises over $1 million READ
ESPN.com -7th Annual Dickie V Gala is a success READ