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.
The Dundee Sports Dinner will take place again this September and aims to acknowledge and reward local sports personalities, as well as raise funds for sports clubs in the city.
The 26th annual event goes ahead on Wednesday, 19 September at the Invercarse Hotel featuring two headline speakers – former England cricket captain and Sky Sports cricket anchor David Gower and Scotland goalkeeping legend Alan Rough. Well-known after dinner speaker Willie Allan will once again host the event.
Since its launch in 1992, the dinner has raised a total of £400,000 for local sports clubs and groups.
Thanks to kind donations and support from event sponsors Thorntons Solicitors, Brewin Dolphin and DWK Office Solutions, last year’s event alone raised £20,000. The 2018 dinner will also see support from new sponsor Fresh Jet Catering Ltd.
Organisers and sponsors hope that continuing this annual tradition will help local amateur sports clubs receive the recognition and support they need.
As well as the International Sports Personality award, there will also be a presentation to a local junior sportsperson of the year and to someone who has displayed outstanding achievement in sport in the last year.
Sandy McDonald, Chair of the dinner’s organising committee, said: “The Dundee Sports Dinner has accomplished so much and we hope 2018 will once again be a fundraising success for worthy clubs and athletes across the city.”
To book a table for the Dundee Sports Dinner or find out more about the event, visit www.dundeesportsdinner.co.uk