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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

FIJI Run Across Virginia

  • Date: November 27, 2015
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA

The 13th annual Fiji Run Across Virginia will be held November 27-28th. Each year, the Fiji Chapters of Virginia Tech and UVA run the game ball from the visiting location to the home location for the rivalry football game. The event has raised over $477,000 for The V Foundation over the past 12 years, including about $50,000 last year.

Talon Challenge

An annual event featuring basketball games between Lincoln Charter and Thomas Jefferson – a game ball is run between the two schools and all proceeds benefit The V Foundation. This is the 7th year running!

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.

Coval Fitness Jimmy V Charity Workout

Coval Fitness & Sports Performance will be hosting a charity workout class, open to the public, with proceeds donated to The V Foundation. The class will be a one-hour strength and conditioning class accommodated for all fitness levels. Participants will be asked to make a donation.
Additionally, all people who sign up for a 21 day trial at the gym will have their sign-up fee applied directly towards the total donation.

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.

I Got SNAGGED for Jimmy V

  • Date: January 30, 2016
  • Location: Duquesne University
  • Contact: Jill Purcell | 267-218-4006 |

“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.

13th Annual Jimmy V CYO Classic

4 day basketball tournament involving local CYO teams, attended by over 4000 people, DJ playing music, players being introduced before games, Spirit of Jimmy V medallions awarded to deserving player on each team, silent auction, raffles, concessions. Jimmy V speech plays non-stop for 4 days. We have over 100 volunteers from local high school teams.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 |

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.