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Dick Vitale Gala: Scott Van Pelt ready to "tap into that feeling"

(SNN TV) -- Longtime ESPN personality, Scott Van Pelt, has attended some of the biggest sporting events in the last half century. But on Friday, May 7, Van Pelt will attend the Dick Vitale for the first time, which might just be the most impactful of his career. “Selfishly, I...
SARASOTA, FL
Awful Announcing

Scott Van Pelt talks “life-affirming” charity work, including being part of Dick Vitale’s pediatric cancer fundraising gala

Many ESPN figures are involved with a lot of charitable work, from direct V Foundation events to individual donation efforts. One of the later is ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale’s latest fundraiser for the V Foundation, the 2021 Dick Vitale Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida on May 7. That event, part of Vitale’s long-running work on raising money for pediatric cancer research, will feature four notable honorees: Florida football coach Dan Mullen, Auburn men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl, former Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw, and Vitale’s ESPN colleague Scott Van Pelt. Earlier this week, Van Pelt gave an interesting interview to Ryan Kohn of The Sarasota Observer about why he’s taking part in this, saying that his connection with young Purdue fan Tyler Trent (who passed away at 20 in January 2019 after a battle with bone cancer) made an impression on on him:
SARASOTA, FL
The Ringer

Masters Recap and Life Advice With Scott Van Pelt. Plus, Keeping an Eye on the Nuggets.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Denver Nuggets and where they may end up in the playoff seeding, among other NBA thoughts (2:20). Then ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt joins the show to discuss Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win, the juxtaposition between the 2020 Masters in November and the 2021 Masters with the return of some patrons and the famous azaleas, and more (19:00). Finally, Scott joins Ryen in answering some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (45:30).
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Gadsden Times

ESPN's Scott Van Pelt owes debt to Justin Thomas for Alabama basketball beating Maryland

ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt went to Maryland. Professional golfer Justin Thomas went to Alabama. So when Thomas appeared on "SportsCenter" with Van Pelt the night that the NCAA Tournament bracket was chosen, Van Pelt noted that Maryland and Alabama could play in the second round. The two joked about a wager on the potential game that involved Thomas' $2.7 million purse for winning The Players Championship.
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