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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 - December 31, 2015
  • Location: Cambridge Village, Apex, NC
  • Contact: Sarah Stephenson | 919-623-1095 |

Ongoing events throughout 2015 to support The V Foundation

The MMA Classic Fan Expo

  • Date: October 3, 2015
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Contact: Alex Sakin | 415-481-3525 |

MMA Signatures has teamed up with AMJ Expo Group to bring you The MMA Classic Fan Expo, taking place October 3-4, 2015 in Syracuse NY at the Center of Progress Bldg. New York State Fairgrounds.

MMA Classic Fan Expo is set to become East Coast’s premier Mixed Martial Arts fan event. Thousands of fans will celebrate their passion for America’s fastest growing sport Saturday, October 3rd and 4th. Through participation in exhibitions, autograph and training sessions, fan-inspired special events.

Frank Rostron Golf Invitational

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

Bowling for Boobies

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Location: Daytona Beach, FL
  • Contact: Steve Filingo | 570-589-1036 |

Free to Enter
$20.00 to Bowl
Bowl 3 games, 9 pin no tap format.
Free shoe rentals.
Starts at 4 P.M.

Dave’s Dart Shop
Will be hosting an electronic “High Score” Dart Tournament. $5.00 per game. Starts at 4 P.M.. Trophies Awarded

Iron Horse Saloon
Will be hosting a Corn Hole Tournament. $5.00 entry fee
Starts at 6 P.M.

We Will Also have a Billiard Tournament. $5.00 entry fee
Starts at 6 P.M.

2nd Annual Spartans For Lacey Fundraiser

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Location: Ferndale, MI
  • Contact: Frank Reinstein | 248-752-8448 |

Come watch Michigan State take on Rutgers and help kick cancer’s butt. We’ve teamed up with Dick Vitale and the V Foundation to raise money for Dickie V’s Pediatric Cancer Research Grant in Memory of Lacey Holsworth

The V Foundation Never Give UP Fundraiser

Silent Auction in the Elgin Community College Events Center Lobby. We will also play a Women’s Basketball game in the Gym on Friday, October 16, 2015 in Elgin, IL. the first year of the Fundraiser was October, 2002.

Stonebrier BBQ Benefit

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

Warriors for a Cure

The event is a race put together by “Spartan Races” ( We have created a team to participate in the race and raise money for the V foundation. Our team name is “Warriors for a Cure.” Money can be donated through www.everydayhero. Once you visit the site, enter the team “Warriors for a Cure,” and you can donate and share.

Issac’s Bar Mitzvah

“A heck of a day” where we will laugh, we will think, and we will cry, as we celebrate Isaac Ratzan’s coming of age. Isaac has chosen to raise money and awareness for the Jimmy V Foundation as his first opportunity to fulfill his obligation in making the world a better place.

Tom Jacon Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: October 25, 2015
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Contact: Zachary Kircher | 518-587-1055 |

The Tom Jacon Memorial Golf Outing is a 4 person team scramble event held in honor of the event host’s late grandfather.

Pastor Marlon Ritter Foundation for Cancer Research

  • Date: November 7, 2015
  • Location: Plantation, FL
  • Contact: Delphine Ritter | 954-401-7198 |

On November 7th, a dinner banquet in honor of Pastor Marlon Ritter will take place. A speaker will be present at the event benefiting The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Stop The War In My Rack

Event will have live entertainment, live auction and cook out

4th Annual Jimmy V Foundation Showcase

  • Date: December 19, 2015
  • Location: Marlton, NJ
  • Contact: Eric Cassidy | 609-634-3189 |

22 of the Top Boys Basketball teams will play at Cherokee High School in a tournament to help raise money for The V Foundation

Tri-State Invitational

  • Date: December 28, 2015 - December 30, 2015
  • Location: Rainsville, AL
  • Contact: Anthony Cooper | 256-899-6090 |

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

2nd Annual Great Oak Golf Tournament

This is a 50-100 player scramble golf tournament

Delta Chi Earth Ball Tournament

  • Date: September 22, 2015 - September 24, 2015
  • Location: Starkville, MS
  • Contact: Zachary Howell |

The Mississippi State Chapter of Delta Chi will host the inaugural Delta Chi Earth Ball Tournament philanthropy event starting Tuesday, September 22nd through Thursday, September 24th. This tournament will be open to all fraternities and sororities. Teams will consist of 8 to 10 members and the total cost per team is $50. The tournament will take place at Sport Club Fields on Stone Blvd. across from Thompson Hall. All proceeds from this event will go to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

YCC Cancer Awareness Golf Outing

  • Date: September 26, 2015
  • Location: Yardley, PA
  • Contact: Jonie Naylor | 215-439-7533 |

This is the 3rd annual golf outing to raise awareness to people fighting cancer and those who have lost their fight. All proceeds go to The V Foundation.

10th Annual State College Jimmy V Classic

  • Date: January 9, 2016
  • Location: State College, PA
  • Contact: Ryan Walsh | 814-231-1143 |

On Saturday, January 9, 2016, the State College Area High School 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Boys’ Basketball teams will participate in the Tenth 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.

San Diego Coaches vs. Cancer Event

San Diego Coaches vs. Cancer Boys Basketball 1-day Event.

All proceeds to be donated to The V Foundation.

Bombers Rare Beer Experience

Bombers Beverage Company of Wilmington, N.C. will be providing the Cape Fear Region with a new quality rare beer event mid-May of 2016. The Bombers Rare Beer Experience will coincide with American Craft Beer Week. Tickets for the event are to go on sale in November of 2015 and will include commemorative stemmed ware, a tasting notebook, locally sourced finger food, and bottled water. .

The Inaugural Bombers Rare Beer Experience is being created to provide craft beer enthusiasts with the pinnacle of beer tasting experiences. Participating brewery representatives will pour rare beers in an intimate environment, allowing attendants the opportunity to learn what makes these beers so magnificent.

The Mo Open Golf Tourament

  • Date: June 18, 2016
  • Location: Scottsville, NY
  • Contact: Robert Scantlin | 585-319-0306 |

Golf Tournament to honor the memory of Maureen Scantlin.

Bob ‘Rabbi’ Beinborn Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: August 5, 2016
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Contact: Brian Beinborn | 608-445-4800 |

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.

COST: $125 per golfer includes 18 holes, cart, practice balls, raffle ticket, drink chip, dinner, cover charge for the WheelHouse and a special edition Rabbi’s t-shirt!

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!

Jerry Fry Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: September 1, 2016
  • Location: Newport, PA
  • Contact: Abbie Fry | 717-269-6254 |

In memory of Jerry Fry, avid golfer and greenskeeper.

Keep It Alive For Cancer

  • Date: February 26, 2016
  • Location: Weston, FL
  • Contact: Michael Graff | 305-205-2223 |

Participants (kids and adults) will keep a basketball dribbling from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., or for as long as they can, receiving pledge donations for each hour. Aaron Graff, 12 years old, will be having his Bar Mitzvah in April 2016 and this is his idea for his mitzvah project.