Tuesday, September 23, 2008

McKillop to be special guest at Jimmy V event

Davidson's stirring run to the NCAA basketball tournament's Elite Eight last spring is still gaining the team national attention.

The school announced today that Wildcats coach Bob McKillop will be a special guest at the 2008 Jimmy V Dinner Auction, which is presented in partnership with Madison Square Garden and ESPN.

The charity event is Oct. 14 at Pier Sixty in New York City.

The special guests are traditionally the coaches of the teams that will participate in the Jimmy V Basketball Classic. Davidson was invited this year, so McKillop will be honored along with Rick Barnes of Texas, Jay Wright of Villanova and Bob Huggins of West Virginia.

The event honors the memory of the late coach Jim Valvano of N.C. State, and his brother Bob will also be featured.

Proceeds from this event will fund cancer research projects through The V Foundation. For more information about the 2008 Jimmy V Basketball Classic New York Dinner Auction, contact The V Foundation for Cancer Research at 1-800-4JimmyV or log onto www.jimmyv.org.

Davidson will play West Virginia Dec. 9 in New York's Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic.

- Stan Olson


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Anonymous said...

Honored and Bob Huggins should never been in the same sentence unless it's the porcelain throne being honored.