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Our mission is to create, develop and sustain a fundraiser of national proportion and reputation that embodies the spirit and energy of Jim Valvano. Participants and sponsors will clearly understand the value of their investment and will repeatedly seek annual participation. The event will provide significant funding to The V Foundation in the ongoing struggle to find a cure for cancer.
Throughout his life, Jim Valvano kept a list of things he wanted to do on note cards in his pocket. The last note card Pam Valvano pulled out of Jim’s sport coat pocket read, “find a cure for cancer.” Jim dreamed of an event that would raise significant funds for cancer research. Nineteen years ago, that dream became a reality in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.
The Golf Classic weekend has been called “A Magical Weekend” by many. When you mix together generous sponsors and outgoing celebrities, tug on a few heartstrings, and play lots of golf, you will surely find yourself having nothing short of a magical weekend. And proudly, we announce that after seventeen years of magical Golf Classic weekends, we have raised nearly fifteen million dollars for cancer research. Those dollars help fund research grants at scientific and medical facilities nationwide that will one day help us reach Jim’s ultimate goal of finding a cure for cancer!
We have ALL been touched by cancer. We have learned that what makes our event so unique is how personal the weekend has become. That’s why we believe that “Cancer is about people.” It’s about our parents and our children, our neighbors and our friends. It has touched our clients, it has touched our co-workers, and for some of us, it has touched that face in the mirror. Beyond all of the science and the statistics, the medicine and the treatments, are the people, their challenges and their triumphs. The cures for cancer will be found in laboratories and research hospitals, but the battle against cancer is fought in neighborhoods like ours. We have all been affected by this disease. By participating in The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic you CAN make a difference in this fight!
Come help us raise money to find a cure for cancer. See your old friends, make some new friends, and play a little golf too!
Join the Jimmy V Lemonade Kids in 2013 as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary at North Ridge Country Club! Participants can pick up their FREE Lemonade Kit and instructions starting August 1st, 2013 at the North Ridge Clubhouse. Included in your kit will be all you need to host a lemonade stand to raise funds for The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic and cancer research! Kids can host them throughout the month of August and bring their donation to the course on Sunday, August 25th, 2013. (Time & Location TBD)
Kids living on the golf course--host your lemonade stand during the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 in your 'backyard' near the course! Our golfers will tee off around 10am, and we are sure it will be a hot one! Who knows, some of our celebrities may even stop by your stand for a cold glass of lemonade?!
We will be awarding prizes to those who raise the most money at the end of the tournament and there will be a photo opportunity with our Tournament Director and some of our participating celebrities on Sunday afternoon! (Time & Location TBD)
We look forward to seeing you all there and thank you! Check back here for more details as they become available!
Every dollar given and every donation can make a difference.
The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic is well known for its generous sponsors, celebrities, and volunteers that have worked hard since 1994 to make the Classic a success. Yet since 1996, another group of hard-working people have donated their time and efforts to the cause.
The Lemonade Kids are a group of children from three different families who sell lemonade to thirsty golfers each year during the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. There is no set price for the lemonade, the kids accept any donations offered, and then give their donations to the Classic. This tradition that began in 1996 has since made about $2,500 dollars, a fine accomplishment considering that these proceeds are made from donations at a lemonade stand on one green at Prestonwood Country Club.
The idea of a lemonade stand began when Hannah Rafols, then age five, asked her mother if she could set up a lemonade stand for the participants in the Nike Tournament at Prestonwood Country Club. Her mother, Jennifer Rafols, agreed. When the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic began, they again decided to set up a lemonade stand and felt the money earned should be given to the fight to find a cure for cancer. Since 1996, they have set up shop at the 17th green, serving their ice cold, refreshing lemonade to cool off the Classic's participants.
We are excited to be bringing the Lemonade Kids concept to North Ridge Country Club members & residents this year for our 20th Anniversary. See details above on how folks of all ages can get involved and make a difference in cancer research!