Thank You, ESPN

We are so proud of the work our partner, ESPN, has done for The V Foundation during the 2011 ESPYs week. They have been busy with the seventh annual “Don’t Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction,” the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic, and of course, hosting the actual ESPYs.

After the ESPN Radio auction concluded, ESPN announced that it had raised more than $810,000 for cancer research, a 61% increase over last year’s total. The annual auction offered more than 200 items and experiences via auction online and on-air.

And that’s not all—the ESPN-hosted ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic brought in about $1.05 million for The V Foundation!

So because of our partners and the glory of American sports, The V Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be nearly $2 million to cancer research grants. Thank you, ESPN.