Perhaps I was a bit too discreet in trying to snap a shot of Dickie V (Dick Vitale), famed basketball sportscaster when my parents and I enjoyed lunch at the Broken Egg, Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton/Sarasota, Fla.). That's my Dad's shoulder in the foreground with the announcer in the background.
Vitale was there raising funds for a pediatric research grant for local hospitals. He was selling and signing books, basketballs and even Dickie V bobbleheads. Now, that's a lotta bobbleheads to raise $1 million and think he realizes that because May 21, 2010 will be the Fifth Annual Dick Vitale Gala. Being held at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, the event will honor Tony Dungy and Tom Izzo.
Will you be attending? Event tickets are ONLY $1,000 each. Magic Johnson will be there. Last year's gala sold out and you can download event info through Dick Vitale's site. If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation, call 1-800-4-JIMMYV.