Events

Host a Fundraiser

Host a Fundraiser

All over the country, individuals, families and corporations dedicate enormous amounts of time and energy moving The V Foundation closer to fulfilling Jim Valvano’s dream of finding cures for cancer. These volunteers organize fun, inspiring events ranging from bake sales and basketball games to runs and walks – each as unique as the individuals who create them.

Create your own fundraiser, and support cancer research. You too can make a difference. Join us today!

The Sandy Vana Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Date: July 9, 2016
  • Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Contact: Christina Vana-Pavlak

The Second Annual Sandy Vana Memorial Golf Tournament was held on July 7, 2016 at College Hill Golf Course. Donations may still be made at the tournament’s fundraising page: http://jimmyv.convio.net/goto/sandyvana

Bob ‘Rabbi’ Beinborn Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: August 5, 2016
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Contact: Brian Beinborn | 608-445-4800 | beinborn@hotmail.com

Join us for the 3rd Annual Rabbi’s Memorial Golf Outing. All proceeds will go to the Rabbi Memorial Fund, used to provide scholarships to high school students, and The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The event is a four-person scramble and includes contests, silent auction, flight winners and more! Stick around after the golf and invite others to enjoy the Mighty WheelHouse on the terrace at University Ridge. Come out on August 5th and give back while enjoying the best your community has to offer. A community impacted by a great man who would want us all to pay it forward. We hope to see you there!

Who’s Down with O.D.P.

Who’s Down with O.D.P. is the Innagural PDGA Pro/Am Disc Golf C-Tier event at Oakboro District Park in Oakboro, North Carolina run by the Albemarle Disc golf Association. Registration can be found at Discgolfscene.com.

Roy G. Veraszto and Jean Herr Golf Outing

  • Date: August 8, 2016
  • Location: Northport, NY
  • Contact: Christopher Veraszto | 631-877-5571 | chrisv56@msn.com

7th Annual Roy G Veraszto and Jean Herr Memorial Golf Outing. 18 hole golf outing followed by dinner and Chinese auction.

Lehigh Valley Jimmy V Golf Classic

  • Date: August 8, 2016
  • Location: Danielsville, PA
  • Contact: Kevin Edwards | 610-704-6803 | kevinedwards@pga.com

4 Person golf event at Woodstone Country Club & Lodge with a silent auction to raise money for The V Foundation.

Kreider Kopp Memorial Fund Summer Bash

  • Date: August 13, 2016
  • Location: Manheim, PA
  • Contact: Julie Ernst

For the past two years, the Kreider Kopp Memorial Summer Bash has fundraised for The V Foundation and has donated more than $25,000! The Bash features a BBQ meal, drinks, live entertainment and silent auction. Since 2011, we have been raising funds to support organizations that supported us and our loved ones as they fought their battles with cancer. Bill Kreider (57) brain cancer and Dave Kopp (40) stomach cancer… forever in our hearts!

Jerseys for J.R.

  • Date: August 21, 2016 - December 27, 2016
  • Location: Export, PA
  • Contact: Maria Revetta

To commemorate the 5 year anniversary of J.R. Janos’ passing, and to honor his lifelong love of sports, Jerseys for J.R. will be selling custom t-shirts from August 21st (his birthday) through December 27th (the anniversary of his death). All proceeds will be donated to The V Foundation in J.R.’s memory.

Jerry Fry Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: September 1, 2016
  • Location: Newport, PA
  • Contact: Abbie Fry | 717-269-6254 | abbier.fry@gmail.com

In memory of Jerry Fry, avid golfer and greenskeeper.

Shop For A Cure to benefit Connor’s Cure

  • Date: September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
  • Location: Newtown, CT
  • Contact: Amy Philipp-Zavatsky | candibyamy@gmail.com

Amy Zavatsky will be giving back 10% or more of the proceeds from her sales of Chloe & Isabel jewelry between September 1st and December 31st, 2016.

Nadeau-Champion wedding

In memory of Angella’s mother, Helene, who passed away from cancer in 2014, please make a donation to The V Foundation for cancer research in lieu of gifts for the Nadeau-Champion wedding. For more information or to make a donation, please click here.

Dixon Elementary Penny Drive

  • Date: September 7, 2016 - September 28, 2016
  • Location: Dixon, KY

Dixon Elementary School will be hosting a penny drive in honor of our students who are currently battling cancer. Our principal has agreed to dye his hair gold if we meet our goal of $500.00. To donate directly to our fundraiser, please follow this link.

Kathleen Duffy Annual Golf Outing

Please join us in celebrating Kathleen Duffy at our first annual golf outing at Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers, NY. Our late cousin personified a great spirit and love for helping other people live better lives. It was her wish for any donations in her name to go towards the Jimmy V foundation for cancer research. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Stop The War In My Rack

  • Date: September 17, 2016
  • Location: St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Contact: Alecia Sugden | 727-313-2035 | aleciasugden@yahoo.com

1st annual Trolley crawl hosted by Shadracks Beach Bar.

Helfrich-Falvey Charity Golf Outing

Charity golf outing in honor of Teresa Helfrich and Dennis Falvey, who died of cancer in 2009. The golf outing will take place at Heritage Hills golf course in York, PA and includes lunch, reception. Last year – $17k raised. For more information on this event, visit the event website.

2016 Vipers Softball Classic

  • Date: October 15, 2016 - October 16, 2016
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • Contact: Derek Collins | jdecollins@gmail.com

The Vipers Softball 10 and under team is hosting a fundraising tournament; 10% of all proceeds in silent auction will go toward The V Foundation for Cancer Research. To learn more about this event, please refer to the team’s event page, available here.

Tom Jacon Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: October 23, 2016
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Contact: Zachary Kircher | 518-461-0894 | zachkircher32@yahoo.com

A golf tournament at Saratoga National Golf Club.

The Little Tournament

The Greg Little Memorial Fund will host the First Annual Little Tournament, a shotgun-style golf tournament, at Silos Golf Course on October 29th. Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up! For more information on this event, click here and to make a donation click here

FIJI Knocks Out Cancer

  • Date: October 6, 2016
  • Location: USD Sports Center, San Diego, CA
  • Contact: Owen Lewis | owenlewis@sandiego.edu

Get ready to rumble! The University of San Diego’s Phi Gamma Delta chapter is hosting a school wide carnival and inflatable boxing themed tournament. Members of organizations from across USD’s campus will come together to fight for those who have been affected by cancer.

Cancer Awareness Match

This year’s Rivalry Soccer Match between Dexter HS & Chelsea HS will be played not only for the win, and not only for bragging rights, but also for a great cause!

Dance to “Beat” Cancer

A concert tour at various venues in Wisconsin, including university campuses and nightclubs. Percentage of ticket sales will go to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, participants will also be able to make a donation either online or at the event.

Fekete Burger Bash

The Annual Fekete Burger Bash is an invitation-only casual backyard party, catered by Barry’s Cafe with BYOB and a DJ and dance floor.

24 Hour DJ Stream for Connor’s Cure

  • Date: November 15, 2016 - November 16, 2016
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Contact: Beau | Johnson | djbeauj@gmail.com

Join us for a 24 Hour non-stop DJ Livestream with an array of Melbourne DJs playing music and raising money online. This video provides an outstanding introduction to this event.

Neil’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Everyone is touched in some way by cancer. For Neil’s 50th Birthday celebration he will honor and celebrate those affected by cancer with a casino night and a very clever “One Hit Wonder” karaoke silent auction.

Fifth Annual Jimmy V Showcase at Cherokee High School

  • Date: December 17, 2016
  • Location: Marlton, NJ
  • Contact: Eric Cassidy | 609-634-3189 | ecassidy@lrhsd.org

The Fifth Annual Jimmy V Showcase boys’ basketball tournament will be held at Cherokee High School in Marlton New Jersey on December 17th. Thirteen games will be played by 26 teams including nationally ranked St Benedict’s and all proceeds from the tournament will be donated to The V Foundation.

Little Ballers Basketball Camp

Now in its seventh year, Little Ballers Basketball Camp is a neighborhood basketball camp held for boys and girls grades 1st through 5th, and run by Tommy Kelly as a way to remember his grandfather, “Coach Koz” and pass along his love of the sport to a new generation.

Nelson County Lady Cards Soccer Team Goal-a-thon

The Lady Cards are sponsoring a Goal-a-thon as a tribute to Mike Glass Sr., father of our soccer coach, who passed away July 5th, 2016 after a 3 year battle with lung cancer. Our players will be collecting donations as well as pledges for scoring goals during their games during September.

PodSlam 2016 benefiting Connor’s Cure

  • Date: September 24, 2016 - November 24, 2016
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Rich Camillucci | PodSlamLive@gmail.com

On September 24th PodSlam: A Podcast Marathon to Benefit Connor’s Cure returns LIVE for 12 STRAIGHT HOURS at The Bughouse Theater in Chicago, IL hosted by Arcade Audio! Bringing together Podcasts from all across the country, PodSlam seeks to provide a unique live event and live streaming experience with the goal of inspiring listeners, attendees, and participants to raise funds to help ensure The V Foundation is able to provide expert, compassionate care for sick children locally, regionally, and globally.

Hooping For A Cure

  • Date: September 25, 2016
  • Location: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Contact: TJ Bullock | tjbullock77@gmail.com

Join Lynn University alum TJ Bullock for a FIBA endorsed 3×3 basketball tournament to honor the 3rd year anniversary of his mother’s passing away from breast cancer. Come enjoy the fun and help him raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Dulaney Jimmy V Basketball Game

  • Date: March 16, 2017
  • Location: Timonium, MD
  • Contact: Jessica Szymanski | 908-309-5148 | jszymanski3@bcps.org

Faculty basketball game at Dulaney High School.

11th Annual State College Jimmy V Classic

  • Date: January 7, 2017
  • Location: State College, PA
  • Contact: Ryan Walsh | rjw12@scasd.org

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, the State College Area High School 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Boys’ Basketball teams will participate in the Eleventh Annual Jimmy V Classic to be held at the State College Area High School’s North Building starting at 10am. They will be competing against teams from Loyalsock, Lower Dauphin and Williamsport School Districts.

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Jimmy “V” Foundation for cancer research.