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Hit the Sweet Spot for Cancer Research

Triangle tennis enthusiasts: this is your chance to play with the pros! The 6th Annual Jimmy V Racquets for Research event that will be held on Saturday, August 20th.  The event will take place at the Raleigh Racquet Club and will provide fun competition and a chance to learn from ATP & WTA World Class Playing Professionals. Registered Pro-Am teams will be matched-up with a tennis champion to work on their skills and compete. In addition, there will be a two-person men’s and women’s competition. The entry fee includes an event t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and a gift bag and players […]

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Rise and Shine, It’s Bidding Time!

Set your alarm clock because on Wednesday, July 13th, the on-air auction on ESPN Radio starts at 6 a.m. and you won’t want to miss it. ESPN radio will kick off the bidding Wednesday morning with the ultimate Breeder’s Cup Experience, an event that has made The V Foundation its primary non-profit for the past two years. They will also auction off tons of ESPN experiences like a day with Mike & Mike, and opportunities to watch some of the best ESPN shows live! Whether you live for baseball season or never miss Monday Night Football, there will be an […]

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Hit the Sweet Spot for Cancer Research

Triangle tennis enthusiasts: this is your chance to play with the pros! The 6th Annual Jimmy V Racquets for Research event that will be held on Saturday, August 20th.  The event will take place at the Raleigh Racquet Club and will provide fun competition and a chance to learn from ATP & WTA World Class Playing Professionals. Registered Pro-Am teams will be matched-up with a tennis champion to work on their skills and compete. In addition, there will be a two-person men’s and women’s competition. The entry fee includes an event t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and a gift bag and players […]

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ESPYS V Foundation Auction: On-Air and Online

The 7th Annual “Don’t Give Up ESPYS V Foundation auction” kicks off online Sunday, July 3rd! This year, ESPN is auctioning tons of exclusive experiences and prizes online from July 3-13—and the fun is just starting. Not only will you have the opportunity to bid on items online for ten days, but on July 13th you will be able to bid on even more experiences on ESPN Radio. There are prizes and experiences that would be perfect for date nights, boys’ nights and family time! Imagine you and your best friend spending the day with Colin Cowherd at ESPN, or […]

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Looking Ahead: The 18th Annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Weekend

Everyone get your golf claps ready because we are getting excited about the 2011 Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic in August! We are thrilled that we will have another year to offer a weekend of fun, entertainment and golf in the Triangle. The weekend will have a fun mix of events, starting with the ESPN Pre-V golf tournament that will be held in Pinehurst on August 25-26. Participants will be playing the newly renovated Pinehurst No. 2 course and will enjoy accommodations at the Holly and Carolina hotels. Then the weekend will be in full swing for the V Gala […]

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“Don’t Give Up… Don’t Ever Give Up” Authors Win 47th Georgia Author of the Year Award

We are so excited to announce that the authors of “Don’t Give Up… Don’t Ever Give Up” have been chosen to receive the 47th Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Inspirational category. Justin Spizman, sports fanatic and Jimmy V admirer joined up with his mother, Robyn Spizman, a New York Times Best Selling Author, to explore and expand upon Jimmy V’s 1993 ESPY speech. The speech, only 11 minutes in length, sparked a movement against cancer.   Contest judge Patricia Cordona says this mother-son duo wrote a book that “continues to remind us of how one person’s thoughts […]

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Community Events on a Roll

We talk a lot about the impact that community events have on the success of The V Foundation. All over the country individuals, families and corporations put in enormous amounts of time and energy to get us closer to fulfilling Jim Valvano’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. We have compiled some information about the past year’s grassroots efforts and wanted to share a few fun details with you. Could you guess that the most popular grassroots events in the past year were basketball tournaments? We think Jimmy V would be so excited! Other events that were close in […]

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Share Your V Story

We all experience those days when we need a little inspiration. The next time one of those rolls around, be sure to check out the “Share Your V Story” section of our website. It is a touching collection of stories written and published on the website from people whose paths have crossed with The V Foundation. The V Foundation relies on these stories to remind us why we work so hard to find a cure. Your stories remind us that we are not connected to millions of people because of cancer; we are connected through the hope that cancer will […]

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Bring Charity to the Office!

Summer is here so time so let’s turn up the heat in the fight against cancer in the workplace. Companies can support The V Foundation in a number of ways on both a national or local level. Corporations can help The V Foundation create an event, sponsor an existing event or even get involved in a workplace initiative like “Show Your Spirit.” We know you are busy and that your company is unique, so let us help put together a customized opportunity for your corporation to get involved with The V Foundation. For more information about how to get your […]

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Place Your Bets for The V Foundation

The Breeders’ Cup has announced that it will once again join The V Foundation in the race of the year. The Breeders’ Cup has made The V Foundation its primary non-profit for the past two years and has donated more than $350,000 dollars to the cause. The V Foundation will also bring some fun to the Breeders’ Cup with activities on and off of the track. Don’t worry, fans can contribute to the Breeders’ Cup’s charity efforts by purchasing limited edition glassware sets of Breeders’ Cup champions Goldikova (IRE) and Zenyatta. The Breeders’ Cup will be held Nov. 4-5, 2011 […]

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