Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and The Jimmy V Golf Classic, was founded in 1993 by ESPN and Jim Valvano, the late basketball coach of North Carolina State University who died of cancer.  His incredible "Wolfpack" dream team claimed the 1983 National Basketball Championship!  He wanted to find a cure for cancer and dreamed of an event that would help raise funds for cancer research.  This awsome Golf Tournament became more than a dream in 1993 and is still changing lives today!  After 15 years this event has raised over $13 million for cancer research.  For more information about The V Foundation for Cancer Research call 800-4-Jimmy-V.

August 15 - 16, 2009 - The golf portion of the event will be held at the new Lonnie Pool Golf Course at NCSU.  150 golfers will enjoy two days of excitement.  On Saturday each foursome is paired with a celebrity and compete for the coveted Nike Cup!  On Sunday the tournament, featuring celebrities, will be open to spectators.  In 2008 alone there were over 60 celebrities that participated with this classic in helping to fight against cancer!  It is a great place to go if you want to see amazing golf and help the millions worldwide who are fighting cancer!  For more information, call (919) 319-0441

The new Raleigh Convention Center is the site where the V Foundation will introduce several new events August 12-16, 2009, to coincide with the golf tournament and black tie gala.

Aug. 12 - Jimmy V Reverse Raffle for Cancer Research (1000 tickets to be sold = chance to win a new car).
Aug. 13-14 - The 2009 "ESPN Presents the Pre-V" event will be played Ryder Cup-style on Pinehurt's preeminent No.2 for the first time!  100 golfers will participate, and each position includes a dinner, overnight accommodations at Pinehurst Resort, and tournament round of golf.
Aug.13 - Jimmy V Wine & Dine for Cancer Research at new Raleigh Convention Center (RCC).  Three rooms with gourmet food, excellent wines and celebrity host in each.  Tickets allow entry into one room.
Aug. 15 - Scientific Symposium and Exhibition for Cancer Research in Exhibition Hall at RCC.  Cancer doctors and researchers will speak about developments in cancer research.  Hands-on exhibit open to the public.
Aug. 15 - V Gala for Cancer Research - Grand Ballroom of RCC.  Elegant Black-Tie evening for 750 people featuring auctions, fine foods, great company, and a renowned keynote speaker to inspire all!

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has raised more than $80 million which helped fund cancer research grants all over the country!  100% of all new cash donations and net proceeds of events are awarded directly to research and cancer related programs. 

For more information contact:

Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic
130 Edinburgh South Drive Suite 102
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: (919) 319-0441

We will never forget Jimmy Valvano's passionate words which have become a mantra to people everywhere...

"Don't Give up....Don't Ever Give Up"

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