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7th Annual Dick Vitale Gala…Wrap Up!

Dick Vitale at the 7th Annual GalaThere are many special people in the world but that are not many people as special as Dick Vitale. This past May, the Seventh Annual Dick Vitale Gala raised more than $2.1 million. The net event proceeds will benefit All Children’s Hospital and provide memorial grants to the UF Shands Cancer Center in memory of Caleb Jacobbe and to Moffit Cancer Center in memory of David Heard.

If you check out the photos on Facebook or are able to see all the tweets on Twitter, you can tell the event was a ton of fun! Our cancer survivors were tweeting up a storm and taking pictures with all their favorite sports celebrities. The V Foundation logo was even made into white chocolate for the dessert…does it get any better? Overall, it was an amazing night.

Over the next few weeks, our communications team will be working on posting more photos from the event and some behind the scenes footage of the event. Yet, events like this are only as successful as the people leading the way. Dick Vitale’s persistent energy and his love for Jim are inspiring.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2013 event…so save the date for May 17, 2013. And the only way to truly wrap up the 7th annual gala, is to quote Dick Vitale with a, “You are all AWESOME BABY WITH A CAPITAL ‘A’!