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DIVE IN

The perfect summer sport: swimming. Work up a sweat and you won’t even notice. Swimming is exploding in the Triangle. Should you give it a try? BY CHRISTA GALA

If were you on a summer swim team as a kid, you likely remember lounging on a towel waiting to be called to the Clerk of Course, flip turns, the crack of the starting gun, and eating flavored powder with candy sticks. And who can forget the unfortunate side effects: green hair and swimmer’s ear? Back in the mid-80s when I swam, only an elite handful of kids moved on to what we called year-round

swimming, which required grueling daily practice – sometimes twice a day. That’s changed over the decades. The sport of swimming in the Triangle has grown exponentially – both in summer swimming and year round. The Triangle is a hot spot for talented swimmers, and local clubs are being creative in offering plans that appeal to swimmers of all levels.

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{Staying Power} After making a lasting impression in the community, these businesses all have something to celebrate BY KURT DUSTERBERG

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THE GAME within the game BY DAVE DROSCHAK | PHOTOS COURTESY OF JIMMY V FOUNDATION

Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic Celebrates 20 Years of Cancer Research Funding in August

Jim Valvano was a great motivator and a national championship coach who had little or no time for golf when he coached for North Carolina State in the ultra competitive Atlantic Coast Conference. When he left the game and began a career in broadcasting, Valvano’s schedule remained hectic, but he would often lug his clubs and mediocre 15-handicap to the links on a regular basis. Why golf, Valvano was once asked? “He said, ‘I play golf because that’s where my friends are.’ That’s a heck of a statement. That tells you a lot about the guy,” said Frank McCann, the longtime executive director of The Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic. McCann said Valvano hatched the plan for a celebrity tournament two decades ago as he was losing his battle with cancer as a way to fund the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Valvano was always the life of the party – including a color analyst gig during one World Football League from a couch on the 50-yard-line – so a fun time on the links was a natural fit. The tournament celebrates its 20th anniversary in August at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. This year’s theme is centered around “Passing the V,” which references the need to keep educating the next generation about the importance of the V Foundation and all of its success in the cancer research field. Money raised from this year’s event will benefit the Therapeutics Cancer Research Lab at N.C. State University, headed by Dr. John Cavanagh. Through a grant from the V Foundation, Cavanagh was able to start a lab four years ago that teaches the next generation of students how to be cancer researchers. And according to Cavanagh, there is some major news coming out of the program, which has included 50 students on all levels, including high school. “In the last few months we’ve had what seems to be a remarkable breakthrough based on one of the V Foundation student’s work,” Cavanagh said. “We seem to have come up with a set of drugs that make existing chemotherapy treatments work 100 to 1,000

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THE STANDING O

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association:

A CENTURY OF INFLUENCE The Top 10 Tar Heel Prep Sports Figures of All Time ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVE DROSCHAK

Approximately 200,000 prep athletes compete annually on the fields and courts across the state, so selecting the top 10 sports figures of all time as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association celebrates its 100th anniversary seemed like a daunting task. I’m here to tell you it wasn’t easy; even coming up with the criteria for the list was akin to putting together one of those 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. Who was the best? What era dominated more than another? Which record-holder was the most deserving? Why is Michael Jordan not on the list? In the end, crunching the numbers wasn’t the correct answer, nor was success after the high school ranks (see Jordan

above). Instead, my list is comprised of the most influential prep figures our state has produced, the athletes, coaches or administrators who “moved the meter,” the ones we remember from the sleepy small tobacco towns to the metro areas for their prep accomplishments – and sometimes future failures. “I am prejudiced because I grew up in North Carolina but our list of great high school athletes compares with anybody’s,” said Rick Strunk, the NCHSAA’s longtime media director. In alphabetical order, the following sports figures are the ones we still remember and reminisce about. Log on to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/caryliving) and let us know who you would have included in your Top 10.

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