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Love college basketball? Hate Cancer? Check this out!

Today’s post comes from Kaylon Kirk, Communications Intern, The V Foundation. She’s currently a senior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Love college basketball? Check. Hate Cancer? Check. Then you should probably check this out.

Next week, The V Foundation and ESPN are teaming up to kick off the college basketball season in a big way in New York City with the 18th annual Jimmy V Classic Dinner. The dinner will honor the six teams and coaches competing in the Jimmy V Classic tournament in December. One of the best things about this event, however, is its beneficiaries. Net proceeds raised at the dinner will benefit The V Foundatin’s $1 million grant supporting research of the cancers affecting the ground zero First Responders from the September 11 attacks.

The Classic Dinner will once more be hosted at the beautiful Pier Sixty, a waterfront venue in Manhattan that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River. In attendance will be coaches competing in the Jimmy V Classic, including Georgetown’s John Thompson III, Texas’ Rick Barnes, NC State’s Mark Gottfried and Connecticut’s Kevin Ollie. Women’s coaches include Maryland’s Brenda Frese and Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma. The coaches will speak and hang out with guests, as well as bring team items for a silent auction. Among the prizes auctioned off will be a “hoop session” for the winner and friends at Madison Square Garden. The winner will get to hoop around on the court with friends on the afternoon of the Jimmy V Classic Tournament plus recieve an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Madison Square Garden.

Jealous? I am. What are you waiting for? You only have a week left to get your tickets!

What would you ask the coaches if you were attending the dinner?