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ODA Track & Field Concessions Fundraiser

A personal campaign sponsored by Chase Smith

March 23, 2024

Support Me

Hello. My name is Chase Smith. I am one of six children and I am a sophomore at the Out-of-Door Academy (ODA) in Sarasota, Florida. My father, Scott Smith, passed away five months ago. He died of esophageal cancer that was caused by radiation he received 12 years ago which cured him of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He battled this latest cancer fiercely for 22 months and taught me strength, resilience, and how to never give up. He is my hero.

On March 23rd, I will be raising money in his honor for the V Foundation at an all day ODA Thunder Classic Track & Field event. We will be selling Starbucks coffee, breakfast items, açaí bowls, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, and more. Please join us in supporting the athletes with your attendance at ODA and help support the V Foundation via a donation or a purchase at the concession stand. See you there.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded over $353 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and related programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive award process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit