The annual Dundee Sports Dinner – due to take place in September 2020 – has been cancelled and funds set aside for the organisation of the 2020 event have now been donated to the local NHS Trust.
Dundee Sports Dinner 2021 will take place on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at Invercarse Hotel, Dundee.
Sandy McDonald, chair of the dinner’s organising committee, said: “The Dundee Sports Dinners help raise much-needed funds for local sporting clubs and groups each year. However, the uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic means we have had to cancel this year’s event. This is a big disappointment for all concerned, but we know we’ll be back better than ever for 2021.”
The event – sponsored by Thorntons Solicitors, Brewin Dolphin, DWK Office Solutions and Fresh Jet Catering Ltd – aims to acknowledge and reward local sports personalities, as well as raise funds for sports clubs in the city.
All those who had purchased tickets for the 2020 event will be contacted directly. For further details and to purchase tickets for 2021 please click here.
Amateur sports clubs and individuals from Dundee and the surrounding areas are being urged to apply for a share of the £23,000 pot raised from the Dundee Sports Dinner 2019.
Each year the Dundee Sports Dinner aims to honour some of the greatest achievements of local sportspeople while raising money for sporting clubs and groups. Now organisers and sponsors have issued a callout for Tayside groups, particularly those with a junior division, to submit their application for funding before the deadline of Sunday 17 November.
The funds can be used for specific projects or to support general running costs of the organisation. Those who are successful following the division of funds by the Dinner Committee will be invited to a cheque presentation at Dundee Airport in the New Year on Saturday 25 January.
Sporting legends Gordon Strachan OBE and George ‘Doddie’ Weir OBE, were speakers at Dundee Sports Dinner 2019 in September. The event was sponsored by Thorntons, Brewin Dolphin, Freshjet and DWK Office Solutions.
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Dozens of local clubs and sports people have been awarded a share of £17,000 recently, thanks to the generous fundraising at the 26th annual Dundee Sports Dinner.
The charity dinner - sponsored by law firm Thorntons, Brewin Dolphin, DWK Office Solutions and Freshjet - recognises the achievements of local sports people and organisations. The event also generates funding for a wide range of trips, competitions, equipment and coaching for sports clubs and organisations across Tayside.
Representatives from the Tayside beneficiaries were presented with a cheque at Dundee Airport recently.
Some of the Tayside organisations who benefited from the 2018 fundraising total of £17,000 include: Brae Riding for the Disabled, Broughty United FC, Dundee City Aquatics, Dundee East Sports Club, Dundee High Rugby Club, Dundee Junior Curling Club, Dundee Nomads Badminton Club, Dundee Stars Junior Ice Hockey, Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club, Forfarshire Cricket Club, Grove Menzieshill Hockey Club, Kanzen Karate, Monifieth Athletic Football Club, Morgan FP Rugby Club, Tay Trampoline Club, Tayside Dynamos Powerchair Football Club and Wormit Boating Club.
For more information on the dinner and how to apply for grants visit www.dundeesportsdinner.co.uk.