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Jimmy V Foundation Creates Another Triangle Event

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RALEIGH — The V Foundation for Cancer Research scored a hole in one with the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. Now, the foundation plans to hold yet another event in the Triangle.

Friday, ESPN and the V Foundation announced that they are adding another basketball event to their fundraising plans. The inaugural Jimmy V Women's Basketball Classic will take place November 24, 2002, in Raleigh.

The two-game event will feature Duke against Tennessee and N.C. State against Connecticut.

This is a big weekend for the Jimmy V Foundation.

Friday night is the V-Jam concert at the Civic Center in Raleigh. Hootie and The Blowfish and Edwin McCain will be performing. Then the annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, which always attracts celebrities, takes place on Sunday.

Proceeds from both events go to the V Foundation, which raises money for cancer research.