UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma and UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will be in attendance at the 18th annual Jimmy V Classic Dinner at Pier Sixty at New York City’s Chelsea Pier Oct. 10. The net proceeds from the event will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s $1 million grant for research of the cancers affecting 9/11 First Responders who worked at Ground Zero.
Auriemma and Ollie will provide items for a silent auction, mingle with guests throughout the night and comment on the upcoming season. Individual tickets, full tables and sponsorship opportunities for the event are available by calling The V Foundation at 919-380-9505 or by logging on to www.jimmyv.org.
The UConn women will host Maryland in the Jimmy V Classic at the XL Center Dec. 3. The UConn men will meet North Carolina State at Madison Square Garden Dec. 4.