Inaugural Sportsman’s Dinner – a BIG hit!

It is always a bit nerve wracking when you pull together your first ever sportsman’s dinner and there were times when one wondered if we were crazy!  But the worry was not warranted!  Our first night was a big big success and we couldn’t be happier!

It started with securing the room with the Broncos and with the board and our newly acquired Team Members, Shane and Chris working hard, we managed to pull together a stellar line up of sports stars, auction items and entertainment!

Stacey, Anthony, Romelda, Simon and Gordy take to the stage
Stacey, Anthony, Romelda, Simon and Gordy take to the stage

So to start with we must thank Gorden Tallis (our ambassador), Stacey Porter, Romelda Aiken, Anthony Milford and Simon Black for giving up their Saturday night and giving a great interview with our emcee Dobbo.   You are all absolute superstars and you did yourselves and your chosen sports proud.   Thank you so much!

To our emcee Ben Dobbin (Dobbo), thank you for coming on board and providing your services.  A great emcee always makes the night great and you nailed it!

To our sponsors, Allmet Engineering, RMI and Crowne Real estate, thank you.  Not just for your generosity in sponsoring our inaugural dinners but for your support behind the scenes and for putting together so many tables.  Quite simply amazing, and we hope you back up again next year.  To Grant Lowe our auctioneer, thank you – it was fun and we know the crowd had a great time and more importantly we got some great prices for our auction items!

Thank you to In&Out Lighting, Sirromet, UV 4×4 & Pirelli for your auction item donations   Thank you to ShapeCut for cutting our very cool P4AC keyrings, we left one on every table setting for every attendee, we hope you like it!

To Kingsley from Champions Memorabilia.  Thanks for helping us with items for the auction and your advice and contribution to the set up on the night J

Thank you Rose from KR Sports Photography for your photos on the night.  The place looked wonderful, the attendees beautiful and the sports stars fantastic, and you’ve captured it all!

And what about Taylor Wilton and Vintage?  Absolutely amazing!  Taylor and her beautiful voice and Vintage rocking the night out!  Everybody just loved you both and we can’t wait to work with you again.  Thank you so much!!

Lastly, thank you to Shane Heit and Chris Hunter and the P4AC board – Cheryl-Lea, Anne Vogler, Brooke Wilkins-Penfold, Graham McColm and Kim Cooper and our ambassadors Kelly McKellar-Nathan and Melanie Roche.  Your continued support and in Shane and Chris’ case the continual pushing and driving made this night a reality.  All reports are that everybody had a spectacular time and they can’t wait for next year.  Nor can we and we can only get better from here on in!

So as you can see this is a big thank you note and the final thank you is to YOU!  To all of you who glammed up for the night and dug deep to help us raise funds for cancer research.  You are all simply amazing – THANK YOU!

Final figures will be advised once known.  In the meantime enjoy the photos from the night as supplied by Rose.

From P4AC to you – THANK YOU!

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