Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fast Break, 2011

For the past four years, Danny and I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer.  On October 14 (before our fair trip), Danny and I woke up bright and early and headed to the Smith Center for the event.  Over the past seven years, the event has raised more than $1.2 million and this year brought in another $210,000.  Stuart Scott was the guest of honor, and graced us all with his poignant, heartfelt and inspiring story of his battle with cancer.  The silent and live auctions were full of great items; the most attractive being tickets to this year's UNC vs. Michigan State game being played on the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.  Coach Williams' was so generous to give the three highest bidders each a pair of tickets.  It was another great event and I'm proud to be a part of it.  Hopefully one day all the hard work and funds raised will lead to a cure for this horrible disease.


Don't you just love those post-it cubes....created by yours truly and the NewClients team!!!

Woody Durham, The Voice of the Tar Heels, was honored at a dinner the night before this event.  For 40 years Woody has called both the Men's Basketball and Football games.  He recently retired, but reprieved his emcee role again this year.

Vince Carter was in attendance that morning.   He recently donated a very generous gift to the Basketball Family Fund of $2.5 million.  It's nice to see former players doing the right thing, giving back and being great role models.  Plus, he's just the cutest thing and his smile just melts your heart!!

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