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Jimmy V Foundation Week

Various venues—The V Foundation, which has raised more than $80 million for cancer research since 1993, holds its annual Jimmy V Golf Classic this week. Named for the beloved N.C. State men's basketball coach who died of cancer in 1993, the festivities kick off tonight at 7 p.m. at the Progress Energy Performing Arts Center. For a C-note, you can purchase a raffle ticket for the chance at a new Beemer 128i. The raffle benefits cancer research.

For a cheaper entrée into the good works, Thursday you can visit the classic Western Lanes on Hillsborough Street, now under new ownership and called The Alley, for a cocktail reception catered by The Urban Food Group, LoneRider Brewery, various local wineries and Function Drinks. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and features bowling, a DJ and special VIP guests starting at 9:30. In between, there's a bowling challenge for guests at 7:30 and a special video tribute to Jim Valvano and the V Foundation at 9. For more on the bowling, contact Jimmy Poole at and visit

The Golf Classic itself happens Sunday at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, with visiting celebrities ranging from the A-list (Charles Barkley, Rod Brind'Amour) to, well, Garo Yepremian (remember him, Dolphins and Redskins fans?) and Meat Loaf! Visit for info on the golfing, and for information on the other events. —Zack Smith

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