Sarasota was the sports capital of the world on Friday night. The Dickie V gala raised millions of dollars for cancer research.
It was a a great night at the Gala. We raised over $4.3 million for kids battling cancer. Reaching our goal was an incredible feeling, and it is a year-long project. The event is top-shelf at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, and the grant money raised has made a big difference.
Each year I present the All-Courageous team, and you see the Dollars paying off, saving young lives. Over 14 years, we have totaled just under $30 million.
Thanks to our special honorees, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, former Alabama coach Avery Johnson and ESPN’s Chris Fowler. Also receiving the John Saunders courage awards were Lee Corson and Holly Rowe. A social grant was given in the name of courageous Purdue student Tyler Trent, who died of bone cancer in January.
Thanks to all of the guests in attendance. Over 77 celebrities came on their own dime to support the cause. This was a night I will always treasure.
The NFL draft, the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, baseball…a great sports weekend.
Kyler Murray went first overall to the Cardinals, not a surprise. Dwayne Haskins going 15th to the Redskins was a bit shocking.
The Warriors and Celtics were impressive Sunday, going out to 1-0 leads.
Carolina is a surprising 2-0 leader over the Islanders in their series.
The Rays saw Tyler Glasnow move to 5-0 with a win over the Red Sox.