In case you didn't already have it marked on your calander, today is the beginning of a weekend dedicated to the late, great Wolfpack coach, Jim Valvano. The V Foundation for Cancer Research is putting on it's annual "Jimmy V Golf Classic" on Sunday. The event which is packed with celebrities and TV personalities will be hosted at NC State's new Lonnie Poole Golf Course (designed by Arnold Palmer). Although the Golf Classic is the biggest, and most publicized event. There are also a few other things you may be interested in knowing about.
Bowling for V Cancer Research: "The Alley" which just opened in place of Western Lanes on Hillsborough St. is hosting a Jimmy V Fundraiser. Eat and bowl with some past NC State stars such as Chris Corchiani and Levi Watkins.
8:30 a.m. Racquets for Research: Tennis enthusiasts from around the triangle can gather together for a day of fun and philanthropy at the Raleigh Racquet club.
9 am "The 4th annual Nike Cup Presented by Nike Golf": A competitive round of golf played by the golfing sponsors and celebrities. This tournament is closed to the public. Location: Lonnie Poole Golf Course, NC State University, Raleigh
10:30 a.m. Scientific Symposium & Exhibition: Doctors and researchers will speak about developments in cancer research made in our very own community. Speakers will include members of The V Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, a panel of the best scientists, doctors, and PhDs in the cancer research field. Location: Raleigh Civic & Convention
The Jimmy V Golf Classic....which will be starring the Wolfpack head coach Sidney Lowe.