Elite Collegiate Basketball Coaches to Attend the 2010 Jimmy V Dinner Auction

Dinner Welcomes Head Coaches of 2010 Jimmy V Men’s and Women’s Basketball Classics

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, is proud to announce the 2010 Jimmy V Basketball Classic New York Dinner Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at PIER SIXTY, New York City’s Chelsea Piers.  The event, hosted by ESPN’s Mike Tirico is in partnership with Team ESPN and Madison Square Garden and is presented by Under Armour.  Tickets for the event are now available.  One hundred percent of all net proceeds from this event will fund cancer research projects through The V Foundation.

The dinner, which includes a live and silent auction, welcomes the head coaches for the 2010 Jimmy V Men’s and Women’s Basketball Classics.  The six coaches for this year’s event include:

  • • Tom Izzo, head men’s basketball coach, Michigan State
  • • Jim Boeheim,  head men’s basketball coach, Syracuse University
  • • Josh Pastner, head men’s basketball coach, University of Memphis
  • • Bill Self, head men’s basketball coach, University of Kansas
  • • Gary Blair, head women’s basketball coach, Texas A&M University
  • • Joanne P. McCallie, head women’s basketball coach, Duke University

“Jim would be thrilled that we have been holding this event in New York for sixteen years,” said Nick Valvano, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  “Madison Square Garden is the Mecca of college basketball. Having this event in New York is like coming home.”

For more information on this event as well as The V Foundation, please log onto or call 1-800-4JimmyV. You can also visit or to learn more.

About The V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $100 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. Administrative and fundraising expenses are paid by their endowment. The Foundation, which has received seven consecutive top 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit