Sports personalities are set to be recognised at the 25th anniversary annual Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner later this year.
The special anniversary event will take place on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at the city’s Invercarse Hotel, and features a strong lineup of sporting legends and headline speakers.
Organisers are calling out for nominations for local sportspeople and those who go the extra mile to help clubs and sports groups in the Tayside area grow.
This year’s headline speakers include former Wales international Dean Saunders, who played with Liverpool and Aston Villa in the English Premier League in 1990s. He will be joined by one of Scotland's finest After Dinner Speakers, Eric Davidson, who since joining the Scottish After Dinner circuit has picked up several awards along the way. This year will see Willie Allan host the charity dinner again after his success in past years.
Gavin Garden, chair of the Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner organising committee, said: “This year the Sportsman’s Dinner is set to be a fantastic event especially since we are celebrating our 25th anniversary.
“It’s really important that we get to celebrate local sporting talent and recognise their efforts. I would also like to thank our main sponsors who ensure this event continues, and who without their support we would not be here celebrating 25 years.”
The organisers have promised that it will be a truly winning night with great food, entertainment and company.
The Dundee Sportsman’s Dinner, sponsored by law firm Thorntons, Brewin Dolphin, DWK Office Solutions and Bank of Scotland, not only recognises local sporting successes but also raises vital funds for local sports clubs in the area. Since the dinner launched in 1992, it has raised a total of £380,000.
Awards are presented for International Sportsperson, Junior Sportsperson and Outstanding Contribution. Anyone seeking more information should visit the dinner’s website www.dundeesportsmansdinner.co.uk to find out more.