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Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Begins

Posted August 7, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— "Don't ever give up," Jim Valvano said. "Don't ever stop fighting."

With those words the basketball coach of the N.C. State Wolfpack inspired a nation. Four years after his death, Jim Valvano's legacy lives on.

The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic kicks off next Thursday with a reverse raffle at the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center.

There are only 500 tickets available at $100 each. The cost of the tickets is tax deductible. Proceeds will go to the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic, which in turn will help raise money for the V foundation for cancer research.

The grand prize at the reverse raffle is a 1997 red, mustang convertible. For more information call Dana Cox at 919-510-5581.