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