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!

Uncle Dino’s 2016 Bracket Pool

  • Date: March 13, 2016 - May 31, 2016
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Contact: Tom Kelly | 763-232-6929 | tkelly@cumula3.com

Uncle Dino has run his NCAA Pool since 1986. Uncle Dino asks that you make a donation and enter as many brackets as you like. Bracket entry starts Sunday, March 13th at 11:00pm EDT and closes Thursday, March 17th at 12:18pm EDT.

IMEs For Jimmy V

  • Date: June 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016
  • Location: Garden City, NY
  • Contact: Erika Riccardi | 786-208-7608 | mgilvonio@msnime.com

MedSource is hosting a family BBQ for all its employees at the company’s expense in support of the Jimmy V Foundation.

Capt. Tim Harty Golf Outing

Golf & dinner. 50/50, silent & live auction items.

3rd Annual Jimmy V All-Star Classic

Girls and boys basketball game for high school seniors in the Lake Norman (NC) area. Includes celebrity coaches and guest speakers. This year will be our third event.

3rd Annual Kasey Obarski TLS Invitational

  • Date: June 6, 2016
  • Location: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, Gainesville, VA
  • Contact: Christine Briercheck | 202-347-2300 | cbriercheck@transperfect.com

The Kasey Obarski TLS Invitational supports the effort to find a cure for cancer by bringing together a group of high-level legal professionals for a memorable day of golf, charity, and celebration. This year, our goal is to raise over $100,000.

Edward Mengel Memorial

5th year golf tournament to benefit The V Foundation.

The Mo Open Golf Tourament

  • Date: June 18, 2016
  • Location: Scottsville, NY
  • Contact: Robert Scantlin | 585-319-0306 | Bobbym1211@yahoo.com

Golf Tournament to honor the memory of Maureen Scantlin.

380 Companies & Dick Vitale Golf & Awards Dinner

  • Date: June 22, 2016
  • Location: Ankeny, IA
  • Contact: Tammy Hasler | 319-297-7828

Join Hall of Fame ESPN Broadcaster Dick Vitale, and his special guests, Steve Prohm, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Iowa State University, and Dan Gable, Former Olympic Wrestler and Head Wresting Coach at University of Iowa, on June 22nd at the Talons of Tuscany golf club in Ankeny, Iowa to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The day for golfers will begin with brunch at the Clubhouse and a team photo with Dick Vitale. Beverages will be provided throughout the course and a cocktail reception and Awards Dinner will follow onsite at the club.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and you can get more information on the event HERE.

Matty Frame Golf Tournament

  • Date: June 24, 2016
  • Location: Littlestown, PA
  • Contact: Timothy Frame | 240-372-6462 | tim.r.frame@gmail.com

The family and friends of Matt Frame are hosting a golf tournament in support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Sandy Vana Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Date: July 9, 2016
  • Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of Sandy Vana who past away from cancer on 3/12/2015. All proceeds to be donated to The V Foundation. She loved college basketball and playing golf and was a supporter of The V Foundation.

The John Barton Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: July 23, 2016
  • Location: Sugar Grove, IL
  • Contact: Jerry Auchstetter | 630 896-6010 | auchstetter@comcast.net

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!

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!

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.

I Got SNAGGED for Jimmy V

  • Date: January 30, 2016
  • Location: Duquesne University
  • Contact: Jill Purcell | 267-218-4006 | purcellj@duq.edu

“I Got SNAGGED 4 Jimmy V” is an interactive mini golf tournament along with a Chinese auction with prizes from local businesses. Participants play four holes of golf in hopes getting the best score and winning a trophy and prize. All profits from the event go directly to The V Foundation.

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.

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.

13th Annual Jimmy V CYO Classic

4 day basketball tournament involving local CYO teams, DJ playing music, Spirit of Jimmy V medallions awarded to deserving player on each team, silent auction and concessions. Jim Valvano’s speech plays non-stop for 4 days. Cornerstone of event is that we make it very personal by recognizing and honoring local families that have been affected by cancer. This past year we recognized all survivors and surviving families by giving them an opportunity to speak prior to games. We have raised over $300,000 for cancer research with this event and other events that we sponsor. Our CYO Classic has become know locally as “4 Special Days.”

Keep It Alive For Cancer

  • Date: March 4, 2016
  • Location: Weston, FL
  • Contact: Michael Graff | 305-205-2223 | mgraff8197@aol.com

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.