Men’s soccer to host V Foundation benefit game, Nov. 2

The Elon men’s soccer program will host its second annual match to will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research when the Phoenix takes on Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Rhodes Stadium on the Elon campus.

During the first half of play, fans will be able to bid on donated items during a silent auction. Auction proceeds will go to The V Foundation. Auction items will be listed on the Elon website ( and updated as new items are added to the list. The first list will be published in early October.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. and tickets will cost $6, with $1 from each purchase going to The V Foundation. Youth team members who wear their jerseys to the game will be admitted free as will children under five.

ESPN and the late Jim Valvano created The V Foundation in 1993. Valvano, the legendary N.C. State basketball coach and ESPN broadcaster, won the hearts of sports fans across the country when his underdog N.C. State Wolfpack captured the NCAA basketball championship in an upset win in 1983.

Since then, the Foundation that was conceived by a small group of Valvano’s friends and colleagues has grown to include donors and volunteers nationwide. Since 1993, The V Foundation has raised approximately $50 million and awarded more than 250 research grants to fight cancer.

More information about The V Foundation can be found at: