2020 Dick Vitale Gala

Friday, May 8

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The 15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala is already on the horizon! Join us on May 8, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Florida for another unforgettable evening in support of pediatric cancer research.

At next year’s 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 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."

Support Dick Vitale & Donate to Pediatric Cancer Research

2019 Dick Vitale Gala Raffle

Congratulations to the winners of the two Dick Vitale Gala Raffles!

Raffle #1 Winner: Al Kahlfeldt from New Berlin, WI (Ticket #0639)

Raffle #2 Winner: Paul Smith from Manakin Sabot, VA (Ticket #1152B)

Official Raffle Rules

More Events

Friday, July 19 Grethel Grand Gala

Loveland, OH

A celebration of Loveland, Ohio and Mark Grethel…

Saturday, November 23 Curefest

Oakland, MI

The newly established rock band “Distorted Nation” will be providing the entertainment followed by a DJ.  Cash bar, finger foods, prizes will add to a fun night!…

Sep 20 - Oct 11Ride for Neal

West Lafayette, IN

Eric will be riding his bicycle about 700-800 miles from Canada to Indiana in an effort to raise money and awareness for cancer research. This is in memory of his brother, Neal Eckard, who died from cancer in 2018.