Jim Calhoun will be honored at the Dick Vitale Gala on May 17 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Fla., a star-studded event that benefits the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
We will let Vitale take it from here …
“Jimmy V would be so proud to know that all our celebrities are so gracious to join us in keeping Jimmy’s dream alive of finding a cure for cancer. Words can’t describe how thrilled I am each year to have so many stars join us and give of their time and support at this very special event. They are AWESOME, BABY, WITH A CAPITAL A!”
Among those honored along with Calhoun, a cancer survivor, are Bill Self and Bobby Bowden. Among those college basketball coaches scheduled to attend are Mike Brey, Mark Gottfried, Jim Larranaga, Steve Prohm and Jay Wright. This is Vitale’s eighth Gala; last year, the event raised $2.1 million for pediatric cancer research. Tickets start at $1,000.