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. 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.