ESPN Makes $1 Million Donation To Kick Off Jimmy V Week
November 27, 2012 at 7:58 AM (PT)
ESPN's annual JIMMY V Week for Cancer Research has been kicked off with the network making a $1 million donation to THE V FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH. Executive Chairman GEORGE BODENHEIMER, a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, said, “It’s fitting for ESPN to make this commitment as we begin JIMMY V Week, when our employees and sports fans are passionate in joining together to make a difference to beat this disease.”
Foundation Chairman BOB LLOYD, a former teammate of the late JIM (JIMMY V) VALVANO, added, “ESPN, its people and fans continually amaze us with their commitment, not only financially, but also in raising national awareness for The Foundation.”
JIMMY V's brother BOB VALVANO, a host on ESPN RADIO, will be courtside at NEW YORK's MADISON SQUARE GARDEN alongside MARC KESTECHER for the JIMMY V Men’s Basketball Classic next TUESDAY (12/4), calling the TEXAS-GEORGETOWN and NORTH CAROLINA STATE-CONNECTICUT games.