WNDU.com | September 17, 2015
Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst and 2008 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Dick Vitale and his wife, Lorraine, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, have made a $1 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students who have demonstrated need.
“My wife and I have been very, very blessed by the fact that our daughters went to Notre Dame. Both Terri and Sherri are ‘Double Domers’ and we developed such a love for the University,” said Vitale. “My family and I are very proud that we’re able to give a gift to Notre Dame that can be utilized to benefit young people pursuing their dreams and goals. To be able to enhance their education is very special to us, especially to support those who participate in non-scholarship athletic activities.”
The Dick Vitale Family Spirit Scholarship is a need-based fund with preference given to undergraduate students who are involved in Notre Dame spirit groups. Recipients have included members of the Notre Dame Marching Band, Irish Guard, Irish Dance Team and cheerleading squad, as well as the Notre Dame leprechaun.
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