Sarasota, FL - January 24, 2012
ESPN will be in the Sarasota area documenting Dick Vitale for two days on January 26 and 27, filming an upcoming half hour TV program called “All-Access with Dickie V” to air on ESPNU February 7, 2012, immediately prior to the Duke vs. North Carolina basketball game. Vitale will bring the ESPN crew with him as he makes his visits to The Broken Egg Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch and Siesta Key.
ESPN and Vitale will be at The Broken Egg Siesta Key, 140 Avenida Messina, on Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 am, and The Broken Egg Lakewood Ranch, 6115 Exchange Way, at 11:00 am. They visit The Broken Egg Lakewood Ranch, 6115 Exchange Way, Friday, January 27, at 9:30 am. The press and public are invited to meet Dick Vitale personally, receive an autograph, photos with Dick Vitale, get behind the scenes as ESPN films, and have a chance to see themselves on the ESPN special that will air nationally.
Vitale, or “Dickie V” as his fans know him, eats at The Broken Egg Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant nearly every day and considers it his “home away from home”. The Broken Egg helps Vitale raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the V Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research through private donations and the sale of books, basketballs, bobble heads, t-shirts and more. The V Foundation, started in 1993 to honor Jim Valvano, funds research to find cures for cancer. Proceeds from Dickie V’s merchandise sold at The Broken Egg benefit the V Foundation.
Vitale has been a TV Basketball Analyst for ESPN for 33 years. Vitale was inducted into the 2008 Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday, April 7, 2008. For more information on Vitale and the V Foundation, visit http://www.dickvitaleonline.com/. For more information on The Broken Egg visit http://www.thebrokenegg.com/. To watch the video: http://youtu.be/lG0x9R-Wyl4.
About The Broken Egg: The Broken Egg has specialized in fresh, made to order breakfast, lunch and cocktails since 1985. Our award winning family recipes attract locals and celebrities alike...just ask Dick Vitale. Dickie V eats at The Broken Egg almost every day!