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Friday, September 19, 2008

Landers to be Featured at Jimmy V Event

From UGA Athletics:

Andy Landers, Hall of Fame coach of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs, will be among the featured guests at the 2008 Jimmy V Basketball Classic New York Dinner Auction on October 14.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation s leading cancer research fundraising organizations, will conduct its annual dinner auction on October 14, 2008 at PIER SIXTY at New York City s Chelsea Piers. The event, which is presented in partnership with Madison Square Garden and Team ESPN, will be hosted by ESPN Radio s "Mike and Mike in the Morning" team of Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. The evening will also feature Friend of V
speaker, broadcaster, author and brother of the late Coach Jim Valvano, Bob Valvano.

The dinner s traditional special guests of the evening are the head coaches of the Jimmy V Basketball Classics teams. The 2008 Jimmy V Women s Basketball Classic includes head coaches Landers and C. Vivian Stringer from Rutgers University. Representing the 2008 Jimmy V Basketball Classic men s teams, will be Rick Barnes, from the University of Texas, Jay Wright from Villanova University, Bob Huggins from West Virginia University and Bob McKillop from Davidson College.

"We are honored to have these great coaches come to preview the 2008 Classics," said CEO of The V Foundation Nick Valvano. "This is the 14th Annual Classic and every year the Dinner Auction provides a traditional tip off for New York basketball that is so reminiscent of my brother Jim s love for his hometown and the game that meant so much throughout his entire life."

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will fund cancer research projects through The V Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities as well as tickets for the event are available. For information about the 2008 Jimmy V Basketball Classic New York Dinner Auction, please contact The V Foundation for Cancer Research at 1-800-4JimmyV or log onto

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