Friday, September 4
Dick Vitale Gala
The Dick Vitale Gala will take place as a virtual event in 2020. The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Mary Kenealy Events have been monitoring the status of COVID-19 in relation to the Gala. The health and well-being of event attendees, our employees and volunteers is our number one priority, and due to the reality of the spread of COVID, we cannot move forward with a live event at this time. We look forward to providing a rich virtual event, raising critical funds for pediatric cancer research, this fall.
At this year’s Virtual Gala, Dick Vitale will honor Gonzaga University head men’s basketball coach Mark Few, ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head football coach Bruce Arians. Vitale will also recognize NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and author, speaker and former Orlando Magic executive Pat Williams with the John Saunders Courage Award. The Gala will feature ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi as emcee and welcome best-selling author Mitch Albom as a special guest.
The mission of the Dick Vitale Gala is to raise funds for premiere pediatric cancer research across the nation, while simultaneously promoting awareness of pediatric cancer and how devastating it is to our children and their families. As in prior years, net funds raised are utilized for the best research nationwide so one day no child will have to experience this horrific disease.
2020 Dick Vitale Gala Raffle
The drawing took place on May 8, 2020. The winners were:
Chai Moussa of Franklin, MA
Mark Carroll of Hilton Head, SC