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Dick Vitale Shares Book with OU Medical Center Patients

Dick Vitale reads his new book to patients at the OU Medical Center Dick Vitale reads his new book to patients at the OU Medical Center
Dick Vitale autographs a copy of his book for a young fan and patient at OU Medical Center. Dick Vitale autographs a copy of his book for a young fan and patient at OU Medical Center.
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Pages from Dick Vitale's book: “Dicky V’s ABC’s and 1-2-3’s: A Great Start for Superstars” Pages from Dick Vitale's book: “Dicky V’s ABC’s and 1-2-3’s: A Great Start for Superstars”

Originally Published: Apr 12, 2011 12:24 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY—Legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale is taking his love of the game to the pages of children’s books and Monday afternoon OU Medical Center patients received a special visitor.

Vitale spent part of the day at the OU Medical center reading his new book to kids who suffer from cancer.

“Dicky V’s ABC’s and 1-2-3’s: A Great Start for Superstars” is the name of the book and Vitale is proud to focus on patients at the children’s hospital.

“It makes you realize in live that we complain about some little things things, and these youngsters are faced with some incredible challenges,” said Vitale.

The book is available at bookstores or online at www.dickvitaleonline.com.

All proceeds for the book will go to the Fifth Foundation of Cancer to help find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Vitale also received the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award Monday in Oklahoma City along with Jared Sullinger who received the inaugural Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year Award.

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