Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic ends 20 year run

December 14, 2013 6:40:12 AM PST
After 20 years and millions of dollars raised, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic has teed off for the last time, the organization announced Friday.

Since its inception, thousands of volunteers, sponsors and celebrities contributed their time and resources to help raise money for cancer research.

"The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic generated tremendous funding and exposure for The V Foundation. Moving forward, we are strategically developing new platforms that allow us to engage an even more diverse group of supporters and partners," said Nick Valvano, President Emeritus of The V Foundation.

Over its lifetime, the Classic's reputation grew into one of national acclaim. ABC11 was a proud sponsor of the event that raised more than $13.5 million. Celebrities and athletes such as Michael Jordan, Darius Rucker, Mia Hamm, Charles Barkley, Kevin Costner, Stuart Scott, and Arnold Palmer contributed their time and talents with the goal of ending cancer.

The V Foundation will remain active in the Triangle with new events such as Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and established events like Racquets for Research.

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