Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vitale Gala List Keeps Getting More Impressive

To benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research

May 20, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Featuring Special Guests:
John Calipari, Roy Williams & Nick Bollettieri

All four Final Four Head Coaches, three former Heisman Trophy winners and a Celtic legend are among the celebrities who are scheduled to join Dick Vitale to help raise funds for The V Foundation on May 20th at the sixth annual Dick Vitale Gala. Celebrity guests joining honorees Nick Bollettieri, John Calipari and Roy Williams will be Jim Calhoun, Brad Stevens and Shaka Smart fresh from the Final Four.

Also attending will be Celtic great Dave Cowens, along with Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown, Florida State Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher, baseball’s Gary Sheffield and three former Heisman trophy winners, Desmond Howard, Chris Weinke and Vinnie Testaverde. An all-star group of collegiate basketball coaches are led by Jamie Dixon (Pitt), Billy Donovan (Florida), Steve Fisher (San Diego State), Seth Greenberg (Va. Tech), Ben Howland (UCLA), Bob Huggins (WVU) and Gary Williams (Maryland). Men’s doubles Wimbledon champ Don Johnson is expected as well! Gala Host John Saunders will be joined by fellow broadcast colleagues Erin Andrews, Jay Bilas, Rece Davis, Lesley Visser and Dereck Whittenburg.

Net proceeds of the Gala will include funding for a clinical neuro oncology study with investigators collaborating from Moffitt Cancer Center and All-Children’s Hospital.

Fewer than 100 tickets remain on sale for the 800+ capacity dinner. For tickets call The V Foundation at 1-800-4JimmyV.

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The V Foundation awards 100% of all new direct cash donations and net event proceeds to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and operating expenses are paid by an endowment fund.

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