Elon Men’s Soccer to Hold Second Annual Match to Benefit V Foundation

The Elon men’s soccer program’s upcoming match with Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro on November 2, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in Rhodes Stadium will be the second-annual match that will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research .

Prior to the game and during the first half of play, fans will again be able to bid on donated items during a silent auction. The proceeds from this auction will go to The V Foundation.

Some auction items include: an autographed United States National Team jersey, an autographed University of Maryland soccer jersey, an autographed Metrostars soccer ball, an autographed North Carolina State basketball, an autographed Virginia Tech basketball, an autographed Texas Tech basketball T-shirt, an autographed Virginia Tech football and a Duke football jersey.

Gates will open at 5:30 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. Elon students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with their Phoenix Card.

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 Jim’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 www.jimmyv.org.