Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scotty McCreery to participate in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic


 The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic is one of many events put on by the V Foundation to raise funds for cancer research, and takes place in honor of former NC State Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano. Credits: Getty Images



The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic is one of many events put on by the V Foundation to raise funds for cancer research, and takes place in honor of former NC State Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano. The 19th annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic tees off on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, located on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, N.C. The event will once again bring together celebrities from all around the country to raise funds for cancer research through The V Foundation. The V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary NC State basketball coach and ESPN commentator, has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. International and local stars in Raleigh The star-studded golf event, part of a four-day itinerary of fund raisers, brings many celebrities from the sport and entertainment worlds together. This year’s tournament field includes local and national personalities who will play alongside local donors and tournament participants while entertaining local fans.
Those in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle with stars like local Garner resident, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, NC State men’s basketball head coach Mark Gottfried, NC State women’s basketball head coach Kellie Harper, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, and singer/songwriter Samantha Cole. Also making a return visit to the event is paralyzed trick shot artist Dennis Walters whose talents will be showcased on the driving range. In its previous 18 years, The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic has raised more than $14 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. With 35 celebrities playing alongside a full field of generous local golfers participating in this year’s fun and interactive event, the tournament will once again generate a significant amount of money to contribute to the V Foundation.

2 comments:

  1. I looked on the web about Jimmy Valvano and saw his speech for ESPY in 1993 for a benefit for cancer research and truly was blessed. He gave some wonderful advice that all can learn by. To love God, family, friends, he also states," cancer cannot touch my mind, my heart or my soul". He encourages people to not give up, never give up. I really appreciate this because I lost my sister 3years ago to breast cancer at the age of 47 years old. I am not suffering cancer but have many health issues as a result from an aortic dissection and what he said was so true live life to the fullest,laugh, love God, family,friends, and never give up, keep on trying. I am so happy that Scotty is going to be a part of this event to raise funding for research. God Bless you Scotty. To the FOS have a very blessed day.

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  2. A very worthy cause Scotty! Hope you have a great game!!

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