If you didn't know, former UConn Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun is one of three honorees at the 2013 Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, FL happening tonight.
The others being honored are legendary Florida State Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden and Kansas Jayhawks basketball coach Bill Self. All are being honored for their work in the fight against cancer.
The Dick Vitale Gala raises money for the the V Foundation with the proceeds going to pediatric cancer research. Last year they raised over $1.6 million.
And thanks to a loyal reader, now Sarasota native and UConn Huskies alum, Scott Kolesar, I am able to show you some pictures from the event. Please credit Scott if you use any of the pictures.
Stamford, CT native and ABC-7 Sarasota anchor Don Brennan interviews UConn coach Jim Calhoun, who is being honored tonight along with Bobby Bowden and Bill Self at the 8th annual Dick Vitale Gala. By the end of the evening, this event will exceed $10 million raised for pediatric cancer research.
3 coaches with host Dick Vitale being honored tonight at the event for their work fighting cancer: L-R Bobby Bowden, Bill Self & Jim Calhoun
Several childhood cancer survivors are special guests at tonight's gala. Here coach Calhoun is chatting with a young boy and his dad.
Scott with former UConn Huskies coach Jim Calhoun
Scott with former UConn Huskies center Jake Voskuhl, who was part of the 1999 NCAA UConn Men's Championship team.
Scott with former UConn Huskies and current Charlotte Bobcats PG Kemba Walker who arrived late to the event.
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