N.C. State Men’s Basketball National Champion
Charity: V Foundation for Cancer Research
Mike played on the ‘83 North Carolina State men’s basketball team, coached by Jim Valvano. They won the national title with a 54–52 victory in the final game over Houston. The ending of the final game is one of the most famous in college basketball history, with a buzzer-beating dunk by Lorenzo Charles off a desperation shot from 30 feet out by Dereck Whittenburg.
Coach Valvano's running around the court in celebration immediately after the game has been an iconic moment of NCAA tournament coverage ever since. North Carolina State's victory has often been considered one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history, and is the fourth biggest point-spread upset in Championship Game history.
V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research is a charitable organization founded in 1993 by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano. The foundation's mission is to raise funds to support cancer research and awareness, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this devastating disease.
The V Foundation provides funding for a wide range of cancer research programs, from basic science to clinical research studies, and it has awarded millions in grants to date. The foundation is known for its commitment to advancing cancer research and its ability to bring together researchers, clinicians, and philanthropists to work towards a common goal. It is dedicated to carrying on Jim Valvano's legacy of perseverance, hope, and determination in the fight against cancer.
Print is 12 inches x 16 inches, including white borders. Hand is reproduced at actual size.
The optional frame is a matte finished black wood that is roughly 1” deep. The acrylic glass is UV coated and the end result is a framed print that is roughly 12.5x16.5 inches.
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