June 30th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

Big news out of Madison, Wisconsin. Badgers coach Bo Ryan, who led his team to the national championship game last season, will be retiring after the upcoming campaign.

He has a great record of 357-125 in his 14 seasons at Wisconsin and has taken the Badgers to the NCAA tournament each year.

I am excited that we will be honoring Ryan, along with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer at our Dickie V Gala for the Jimmy V Foundation next May.

June 22nd, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

I enjoyed a terrific weekend.

First, I was honored to speak in Arkansas at the Prep banquet. I was thrilled to meet the Governor, Asa Hutchinson, former Oklahoma tight end Keith Jackson and a number of great young men.

Then on Sunday, I was at a special event in Memphis to benefit St Jude Children’s Hospital. I was honored to receive the Liberty Bowl’s Distinguished Citizen Award.

June 17th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

Congrats to the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. They had a fantastic season with 67 wins in the regular season. They had coaching, talent, depth and played with passion and pride.

To the victor goes the spoils. The NBA Finals MVP was Andre Iguodala, who certainly was invaluable to Golden State. You could certainly make a case for Stephen Curry or LeBron James, but Iguodala really stepped up his game on both ends of the court.

LeBron gave it everything he had, but King James played with a shorthanded team as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were sidelined.

Now NBA fans can concentrate on the NBA draft.

June 13th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

Friday night, the 380 Company in Iowa sponsored a major Dick Vitale Gala to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The host, Jo Ellen Mettille, and her husband craig, wer fantastic. They have helped us raise lots of doallars in the 5 years that they have put on this gala.

We honored Mike Brey, head coach of Notre Dame and Ben Jacobson, head basketball coach of the University of N. Iowa.
It was a really special night as people bid on auction items and helped us raise dollars.

The next day was a golf outing were over 100 players participated. Thank you to Jo Ellen and Craig for helping us in our goal of raising as many dollars as possible for pediatric cancer research.

June 10th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

I had the thrill of being the Keynote Speaker for Westing House Electric at their corporate event at the beautiful Kiawah Island Sanctuary Club. It was very rewarding to have the opportunity to speak to many CEO`s who serve as Cutosmers for Westing House Electric.

I was introcuded by the CEO and President, Dan Roderick and he surprised me with a beautiful birthday cake. It was refreshing to meet the President of the America`s, Mark Murano. They really are people with great passion.

Westing House Electric is the leading company of nucleur products and energy. They are located outside of Pittsburg and they had a 3 day seminar for all of their customers.

It was a day I will always remember and treasure and I thank them so much for being so generous in their hospitality and the way they treated my wife, Lorraine, and I.

June 8th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

It was 37 years ago when Affirmed won horse racing’s Triple Crown. There were several close calls since, until Saturday’s Belmont Stakes win by American Pharoah.

This horse showed why he is a true champion. He went wire-to-wire to give trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza that elusive place in history.

American Pharoah was the 13th horse to try and win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, and it got the job done in the sixth-fastest time at the Belmont. Congrats on your place in history, baby!

June 5th, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

What a great way to start the NBA finals! Overtime in game one of the finals for the first time in over a decade.

King James tried to will the Cavaliers to the winner’s circle, scoring 44 points. It was not enough as Cleveland suffered a critical loss. Now there is concern about the status of super guard Kyrie Irving, which is now in question.

The Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, combined for 47 points. The bench was a key factor for the Warriors while JR Smith was a no-show shooting three-of-13 from the floor. It was all Golden St in overtime, outscoring the Cavs 10-2 in the extra period.

June 3rd, 2015

Written by sherri. Posted in June 2015

It should be excitement galore Thursday night as game one of the NBA finals will be special.

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will battle for the NBA championship. The stars will be shining s MVP Stephen Curry duels against LeBron James.

You have two rookie coaches doing a terrific job. Steve Kerr and David Blatt have led their teams to this point.

Golden State has the edge in depth. Cleveland has King James leading the way and he makes all of his teammates better. Kyrie Irving needs to be a factor in this series, and his health has him at less than 100 percent.

Other role players like Tristan Thompson, J. R. Smith and Iman Shumpert will also step up. I believe James will accomplish his goal, bringing a championship to Cleveland, the first in any sport there in many years. Cavaliers in six.