“It’s Awesome, Baby!” An Evening with Dick Vitale

“It’s Awesome, Baby!” An Evening with Dick Vitale

EVENT DATE: Sept. 17, 2019

LOCATION: The Palladium, St. Petersburg, Florida

6:00 p.m. — VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. — Conversation

COST: $35 – $100

Join Poynter for a Community Conversation with Dick Vitale, ESPN commentator and college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador.

Known by fans everywhere as Dickie V., Vitale is college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial — but never boring — style. 

We’ll explore his insights as a player, coach and commentator who’s called more than a thousand games. 

This conversation will be moderated by Tom Jones, the senior media writer for Poynter and the former sports columnist at the Tampa Bay Times. 

Join Poynter for a lively conversation with the Hall-of-Famer about sports journalism, Vitale-isms and what it means to be “living the American dream.”


The Palladium Theater
253 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
6:00 p.m.— VIP Reception
7:30 p.m. —  Community Conversation


Join us for hearty hors d’oeuvres and conversation for $100, or attend only the conversation for $35. All tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

Dick Vitale
American Basketball Sportcaster and former Head Coach

Tom Jones
Senior Media Writer
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