Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic ends 20 year run


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.

See It On TV | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts | Send us photos
Follow @abc11 on Twitter  |  Become a fan on Facebook

Copyright © 2024 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.