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WWE SummerSlam Concert Featuring Flo Rida to Benefit Connor’s Cure

STAMFORD, CONN., AND BROOKLYN, NY – July 25, 2016 – WWE®, Barclays Center and iHeartMedia today announced that the first-ever WWE SummerSlam Concert will take place Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm ET at Barclays Center, with proceeds benefiting Connor’s Cure, a fund to help further pediatric cancer research.   Tickets for the concert, headlined by hip hop recording artist Flo Rida and international pop superstar Jason Derulo, will go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 12 pm ET at Ticketmaster.com. The concert is part of WWE’s week-long lineup of events, including interactive fan experiences and community outreach programs, […]

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ESPN to Present Highlights from Second Annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards Tonight

ESPN will showcase highlights of the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards tonight Friday, July 15, during a 30-minute program  at 7 p.m. ET. The second annual event, held at the Conga Room at L.A. LIVE and  presented by ESPN, celebrated and honored leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that have used the power of sport to make a positive impact on society.   Laila Ali returned for the second time as host for the event, with a live performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day. John Skipper, President of ESPN, stated how Laila Ali is “an incredible woman, […]

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North America’s All-Time Leading Money Earning Racehorse California Chrome to Partner with The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Ownership of the World’s Richest Racehorse to Fund Cancer Research through New Partnership   Del Mar, CA – [Thursday, July 14, 2016] – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and majority owners Perry & Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions are pleased to announce that California Chrome, LLC will launch a new partnership in the fight against cancer and run in support of The V Foundation throughout the remainder of his scheduled racing career.  He is currently pointed towards the $200,000 San Diego Handicap on July 23, and the $1 million […]

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Justin Timberlake to Present the Icon Award to Sports Legends Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach at The 2016 ESPYS

For the first time ever, The ESPYS will honor three retiring athletes with its prestigious Icon Award. Justin Timberlake will do a special presentation to honor Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach. These remarkable athletes will all be recognized for the indelible mark they have made on the world of sports. Bryant, Manning and Wambach will all be in attendance to accept the honor. The 2016 ESPYS Presented by Capital One will be hosted by John Cena and will feature some of the world’s premier athletes and biggest stars. The 24th annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports […]

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ESPN Radio Hosts 12th Annual ESPY Day Auction to Benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research

ESPN Radio’s 12th Annual ESPY Day Auction to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research is officially underway on eBay and will continue through Wednesday, July 13. This year’s auction of more than 100 items includes tickets to prime sporting events, autographed memorabilia, unique experiences with athletes, celebrities and behind-the-scenes experiences with ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike and sports-related experiences with ESPN personalities Stephen A. Smith, Jon Gruden, Julie Foudy and more. To date, the ESPN Radio ESPY Day Auction has raised more than $8.4 million. Item and experience highlights include: An opportunity to “Bang your head with John Clayton” […]

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Second Annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards Presented by ESPN to Take Place July 12

The second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN, will celebrate and honor leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that are using the power of sport to make a positive impact on society. The sports industry-wide event will return to The Conga Room at L.A. Live, Tuesday, July 12. Laila Ali will return as host for the event, which will feature a performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day. Highlights of the evening will be showcased during a 30-minute program on ESPN, July 15, at 7 p.m. ET. The net proceeds of the event will […]

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer Recognized by American Society of Clinical Oncology

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, announces its Chief Executive Officer, Susan Braun, received the 2016 Partners in Progress Award given by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for her dedication to enhance cancer prevention, treatment and patient care.  One of 16 Special Awards recipients to be honored at the ASCO Annual Meeting, Braun accepted the distinguished award for her commitment to the care of people with cancer and service in leadership roles at major cancer nonprofit organizations throughout the past 20 years. “I am deeply honored to receive this […]

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UConn and Texas to Play in 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic

The University of Connecticut and the University of Texas will play in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona and hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 4. The annual event, in its 15th year, will be televised from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.   Although both teams have competed against each other in the regular and post season, this will be the first time that UConn and Texas face off in the Jimmy V Women’s Classic. This is the second time Texas will appear in […]

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Supporters, Stars Gather to Honor Bo Ryan, Robin Roberts, Urban Meyer at 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Vitale hosted the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Florida.  In its 10-year history, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $15 million for pediatric cancer research, boosting The V Foundation’s mission to end the leading cause of death by disease in American children.  This year’s event is projected to raise more than $2 million, setting a new fundraising record. “All I can simply say is, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You … […]

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2016 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic Matchups Announced

The 2016 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic doubleheader will be headlined by Arizona State, Duke, Florida and Purdue – to be played on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The 22nd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting Purdue against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Florida vs. Duke at 9 p.m. – will once again be played from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. The four teams have a rich history between them, including a combined seven national championships. Duke and Purdue advanced to the 2016 NCAA Championship and Florida earned a berth to the NIT. Duke was ranked […]

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