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Calipari Attends Dickie V Gala


Dick Vitale is a huge proponent in the fight against cancer. Last night was the seventh annual Dickie V Gala and, like clockwork, he drew in big names from the world of sports and even bigger donations to go toward the fight against the disease, especially related to the disease in juveniles. Vitale became very close friends with Jim Valvano right before he lost his battle to cancer and since then Vitale has worked tirelessly for the Jimmy V foundation, that has raised over $100 million to go toward cancer research, and his own, fledgling foundation which has raised over $6 million dollars to this point with that number likely to grow after the gala last evening.

The event raised over $1 million and featured, in addition to Calipari, names the University of Louisville’s Rick Pitino, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Butler’s Brad Stevens, South Carolina’s Frank Martin, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and Baylor’s Scott Drew. Vitale is known for his good work and we at KSR are proud to associate with such a worthy cause.

If you want more information or would like to learn how to donate, you can visit his website here.

Article written by Matthew Hays

6 Comments for Calipari Attends Dickie V Gala



  1. tdogg40330
    11:54 am May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Just another reason Calipari is as great of a person as he is a coach



  2. UK
    11:56 am May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone else think this Cal guy gets it?



  3. John
    1:03 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, just a suggestion. Could this site be set up to take donation from all of us that follow KSR and then make one big donation to Dickie V’s cause, …from ‘Big Blue Nation’? Individual donations from most of us would be small in comparison, but if EVERYBODY following KSR gave 5 or 10 bucks it would add up to a sizable ‘chunk of change’. I bet it would make Dick Vitale (and Coach Cal) happy too. Like I said, just a thought.



  4. Duke sucks
    1:26 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    #3 Best idea I’ve heard. Could KSR a little pub, Good pub for BBN, and really help a very great cause!



  5. JackyBlue
    1:56 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    3 super idea. 4 exactly. One big donation from BBN and KSR will encourage MANY to contribute. $5 – $10 from so many will add up quickly and show were very passionate about this too.



  6. mike
    10:23 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Count me in.