The College Basketball season is definitely in full swing and many like myself have been wondering, where the heck is Dick Vitale. Well today, I learned that Dickie V. has been sidelined with a throat problem. He has lesions on his left vocal cord and will be having them surgically removed in the near future. His Doctor's goal is to have Vitale back sitting at courtside in early February.
As a huge supporter of Notre Dame athletics, with having three former Irish student-athletes in his family (daughters Sherry and Terry played tennis, while son-in-law Tom Krug was an ND quarterback), Vitale has been a staple to college basketball for well over 29 years. Here's to a quick and speedy recovery Dickie V.!
Vitale did have something he wanted to say to all his friends and fans across the country. His message is something that not only hits the hearts of many, but definitely hit close to my home as well:
"If you want to lend me a helping hand, go to dickvitaleonline.com and during this holiday season, help me assist kids that are battling cancer by making a donation to the V Foundation in memory of Payton Wright. You can send a check in care of the V Foundation and mail it to Tandem Enterprises, 7810 Mathern Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. Or you can call (800) 4-JIMMYV and please indicate that your donation is in memory of Payton Wright.
My goal is to raise $1 million for the Payton Wright research grant to help kids battling cancer."
To see the entire Vitale letter, click on the title.