This past weekend marked the 16th year of the Jimmy V Golf Classic. According to WRAL, the Classic has raised and donated $14 million over the past 15 years to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Coach Valvano's brother, Nick, told WRAL that 11,000 people made it out the Classic this past weekend and that $500,000 was raised as well.
Coach Lowe was excited to have the Classic back in the Raleigh area. The Classic took a two year hiatus down in Pinehurst, but returned to the area this year playing for the first time on the newly opened Lonnie Poole Golf Course, which is located on NC State's Centennial Campus.
“It’s back home,” N.C. State head coach Sidney Lowe told WRAL during his round Sunday afternoon, “and it’s where it should be…I’m excited that N.C. State and Jimmy V are together.”
We concur with Coach Lowe. It's good to have the Classic back in Raleigh, especially on NC State's campus. It is encouraging to see the great work that this Classic has done over the past 16 years for Cancer research.