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All over the country, individuals, families and corporations dedicate enormous amounts of time and energy to move The Foundation closer to fulfilling Jim Valvano’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. These volunteers organize fun and inspiring fundraisers to spread awareness of The V Foundation’s mission. Some of these events include basketball games, golf tournaments, formal galas and many more – each as unique as the individuals who conduct them. We recognize the hard work that goes into coordinating an event and we truly appreciate the effort and dedication that these individuals, groups and families extend to supporting our cause.

Ongoing Events 2015

  • Date: January 1, 2015
  • Location: Cambridge Village, Apex, NC
  • Contact: Sarah Stephenson | 919-623-1095 | sarah@cvsliving.com

Ongoing events throughout 2015 to support The V Foundation

TVF Fundraiser

  • Date: February 3, 2015
  • Location: Elgin Community College
  • Contact: Jerry McLaughlin | 847-214-7249 | jmclaughlin@elgin.edu

Silent auction at ECC Events Center lobby in conjunction with ECC basketball games

Jim Ledbetter Memorial

  • Date: March 4, 2015
  • Location: Mooresville, NC
  • Contact: Curtis Barlowe | 828-308-2022 | barlowec@bellsouth.net

29th year Bass Fishing Tournament.

Laser Tag for Jimmy V

  • Date: March 6, 2015
  • Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Contact: Michael Stamper | 314-412-5892 | mystamper15@semo.edu

Laser tag tournament at Southeast Missouri State Recreational Center, hosted by the Southeast Missouri State Delta Chi Chapter.

Race for Jimmy V

  • Date: March 13, 2015
  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Contact: Sam Chamseddine | 587-336-6757 | chamsedd@ualberta.ca

An Amazing Race style event with teams of two competing against each other to complete the road race course. Beginning and ending on the University Campus, the race runs through the city.

Jimmy V March Madness

17th Annual March Madness charity event that goes from noon to midnight on the Friday, March 20th at 2211 River Road in Maumee, Ohio, where we again have partnered with The V Foundation!

National Corndog Day OKC

  • Date: March 21, 2015
  • Location: Edmund, OK
  • Contact: Stacy Brown | 918-271-1804 | sbrown@osoi.com

National Corndog Day is the 1st full Saturday of March Madness. It will be a celebration full of basketball, corndogs, tater tots, and beer.

Colin Tedesco’s Inaugural Cancer Crushers Charity Game

This event is a charity hockey game consisting of adult, hockey players from the Cleveland HNA, local retired NHL, Winterhurst Sunday Night Men’s League, Cleveland Heights Men’s League and local high school coaches. Upon learning about Stuart Scott’s death, a six year old boy asked his dad if they could put on a hockey tournament to raise money for Stuart Scott’s kids and cancer. A friend of the boys dad had the hockey connections in the area to make the event happen. Immediately, calls, emails and texts came in from players and coaches who were contacted about the event to participate. There was an overwhelming response to make this happen and all involved were happy to help in any way they could. Many individuals donated their time, materials and money to make posters, programs, jerseys, screen printing and ice time for this event. We are thankful to the players, coaches, volunteers and everyone else who helped in any way to make this little boys dream a reality.

Third Annual Phi Sigma Kappa’s March Madness Philanthropy Week

Basketball Tournament from March 25 to March 27 between sororities as well as various events throughout the week for anyone to participate in, all raising money.

The Texas Independence Relay

  • Date: March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Contact: Mrc D. Mulkey | 218-316-1706 | mmulkey@hotmail.com

40 leg running relay from Gonzales, T.X. to Houston, T.X. 200 Glorious miles we run to raise money for Jimmy V.

Miss Greek IU

  • Date: March 29, 2015
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana
  • Contact: Braden Bonczek | 219-204-1821 | missgreekiu@gmail.com

This philanthropic pageant strives to showcase the wonderful women of Indiana University’s strong Greek Community.

American Kennel Club Jimmy V Basketball Shoot-Out

  • Date: April 1, 2015
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact: Penny Leigh | 919-816-3749 | pxl@akc.org

AKC Departments can send a team to the annual basketball shoot-out by raising a minimum of $25 for the foundation. A basketball goal is erected in the parking lot and each team has 5 minutes to shoot free-throws. Team with most baskets wins annual trophy. Also, competitions for best cheer, best uniforms and best canine mascots.

Checking for Cancer

  • Date: April 4, 2015
  • Location: Boulder, CO
  • Contact: Guthrie McGlynn | 303-525-5560 | wgmcglynn@gmail.com

All star hockey game with players representing their fraternities from CU’s interfraternal community with about 500+ spectators.

Slam Dunk for The V Foundation 2015

  • Date: April 6, 2015 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Clifton, NJ
  • Contact: Joe Gaccione | 973-725-8024 | gaccione@aol.com

Open Bar Happy Hour from 5:30PM-8:30PM. Cocktails and hors d’oeuver’s pre-game for the NCAA Basketball Championship.

Kimball Classic

  • Date: April 22, 2015
  • Location: Carterville, IL
  • Contact: Michal Junik | 630 202 9362 | michaljunik@siu.edu
Kimball Classic is our Annual golf philanthropy fundraiser. It is a Shotgun style Golf Scramble, and it is held on our Alumni weekend. Our event also includes a silent auction, hole sponsors, 50/50 drawing, Longest Drive (awarded with trophy), and Closest to Pin (Awarded with trophy).

The 7th Annual Appalachian State Delta Chi Golf Tournament

  • Date: April 25, 2015
  • Location: Boone Golf Club
  • Contact: Montana Brown | 336-905-4030 | brownml@appstate.edu

Shoot for a Cause

  • Date: May 2, 2015
  • Location: Melrose, MN
  • Contact: DeAnne Garlock | 320-223-0229 | deendale9@gmail.com

Team dart tournament where portion of entry fees as well as all proceeds from the raffle and challenges will be donated to The V Foundation.

Jimmy VK

  • Date: May 3, 2015
  • Location: University of Washington Track
  • Contact: Katio Lee | 949-274-0096 | katiolee@hotmail.com

A 5k called the Jimmy VK at The University of Washington to promote awareness and raise money for The V Foundation.

TLS Invitational

TransPerfect Legal Solutions is hosting its 2nd Annual TLS Invitational to benefit The V Foundation. This memorable day of golf and charity takes place at the prestigious Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, a four-time host of the PGA Tour’s President’s Cup. The 2014 event raised over $25,000 for cancer research, and TLS is determined to more than double their fundraising efforts in 2015.

Delta Chi Jimmy V Scramble

  • Date: May 9, 2015
  • Location: Jacksonville, AL
  • Contact: William Thomas | 205-919-9364 | wthomas@jsu.edu

Four team scramble for Jimmy V put on by the Jacksonville State University of Delta Chi.

The V Foundation Drive For A Cure!

Four person scramble, two day event at the Kinston Country Club.

5th Annual 380 Companies and Dick Vitale Golf & Gala

  • Date: June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
  • Location: Riverside Casino & Golf, Riverside, IA

Join the 380 Companies and legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale for the 5th Annual 380 Companies and Dick Vitale Golf & Gala in June 2015. Featured guests include Notre Dame Head Basketball Coach Mike Brey, University of Northern Iowa Head Basketball Coach Ben Jacobson and Notre Dame Director of Media Productions Jack Nolan.

Edward Mengel Memorial Tournament

Golf tournament in memory of Ted Mengel’s father.

Jimmy V Pena Jersey Home Run Derby

Home run derby where 20 high schoolers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania participating in a home run contest.

Hudson Trek 2015

  • Date: July 25, 2015
  • Location: Hudson River
  • Contact: Michael Matheson | 914-525-7198 | 1112 Stonegate Rd.
This Event that will begin just North of Albany With 2 People that will travel the Hudson River over 100 Miles South to Beacon taking about 5 days. We are currently planning a final Event on Bannerman Island between Beacon NY and Newburgh NY marking the end of our the journey. We will be leaving Albany on July 21st and landing in Beacon on the 25th. We are hoping to raise money by sponsors donating per mile traveled but are open to suggestions.

Rabbi’s Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: August 7, 2015
  • Location: Verona, WI
  • Contact: Brian Beinborn | 608-445-4800 | beinborn@hotmail.com

Four person scramble including contests, hole prizes and raffle prizes.

KK Memorial Fund Summer Bash

Frank Rostron Golf Invitational

Charity golf tournament held in a scramble format with live and silent auction as well as a gala/dinner event.

Stonebrier BBQ Benefit

BBQ Contest and picnic with a silent auction at the Stonebrier Community Grounds.

Tri-State Invitational

  • Date: December 28, 2015 - December 30, 2015
  • Location: Rainsville, AL
  • Contact: Anthony Cooper | 256-899-6090 | abcooper@dekalbk12.org

16 Team Basketball Tournament held December 28th- 30th of 2015 at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum.