Dick's desire to provide assistance to those in need means that he is always active in his hometown and the surrounding area.  He supports a variety of organizations in Sarasota and makes it a point to showcase these important groups to raise awareness for some great causes.

From information on the Dick Vitale Gala to the organizations and events he supports during the year, read below to find out about Dickie V's community outreach.

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Join College Basketballs Elite for one SPECIAL night! Mark your calendars for April 2nd, 2015 at the Crane Bay Events Center in Indianapolis and join Dick Vitale and his friends for a one of a kind event featuring The Band Perry while enjoying the biggest weekend of Men`s college basketball.

For tickets and Donation Package Information visit:

For more information, contact Bill Webb @ 214-205-7495


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Celebrations with the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, fundraisers for the Payton Wright Pediatric Cancer Foundation, speaking engagements...Dick Vitale is always a part of the action in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

Read Dick's accounts of his latest community activities here!

Motivational Speaking PDF Print E-mail

Did you know that Dick Vitale is one of the nation’s most requested public speakers?

Dick Vitale Gala PDF Print E-mail

The 2016 Dick Vitale Gala was a SMASHING SUCCESS raising a gala record over $2.8 Million dollars! Thank you to our honorees and every single person who donated to the cause!

The 12th Annual Dick Vitale Gala will take place Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota.
The Gala will honor Brian Kelly, head football coach of University of Notre Dame; Chris Berman, ESPN Sports Anchor and Commentator; and Bob Huggins, head basketball coach of West Virginia.

2016 Mercedes Benz Raffle Winner!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jay Caggiano! They are the winners of a 2016 Mercedes-Benz E400A from the 2016 Dick Vitale Mercedes Raffle. Thanks for your support of the Foundation and enjoy your new ride!

What is the Gala? 

The Gala is Dick and Lorraine Vitale’s premiere fundraising event that annually raises money for the V Foundation in honor of Dick’s good friend, the late Jim Valvano. Net proceeds from the Dick Vitale Gala will go to fund pediatric cancer research. 

How you can donate:

Fans can still send donations by mail (c/o The V Foundation, 106 Towerview, Cary, NC 27513) or by calling 1-800-4JIMMYV.
Please mention that you are donating to the “Dick Vitale Gala” .