Eight months of planning our second sportsman’s dinner came down to the one night on 26th November 2016. Set in the exquisite location of the marquee room at the Victoria Park golf complex, overlooking the city, friends and friends of friends gathered to raise money for Play for a Cure Foundation to allow us to fund critical cancer research.
We couldn’t have been happier with the many changes we made from our inaugural dinner last year, which included the change in venue, our new emcee and the introduction of the online silent auction.
The ladies looked elegant, the men looked swish and it set the scene for a great night to be had by all.
To our wonderful emcee,Victoria Carthew,our fantastic sports stars, Libby Trickett, Brenden Hall, Julia Price and Corey Oates, our talented musician Taylor Winton, the rocking band Vintage and our hard working salesman/auctioneer Grant Lowe, who all generously gave up their Saturday night to make our night such a huge success, we thank you.
After our stars had been interviewed, we moved onto the live auctions, where rugby league reigned supreme again this year with the QLD state of origin jersey going for top price.
The silent auction and raffle winners were announced before everyone rounded out the night by hitting the dancefloor.
To everyone who attended on the night, the night would not have been so successful without you. We managed to raise just over $11,000 and for that we thank each and every one of you.
Special thanks to our main sponsors:
Thanks to InCameraPhotos, not only for the photos on the night but also for the fantastic canvas print you donated, it was a big hit!
There were many others who either donated their time or product – we salute you:
Amanda King, Andrew Bogut, Anne Vogler, Beauty Emergency, Brooke Wilkins-Penfold, Champions Sports Memorabilia, Cheryl-Lea Godfrey, Corey Parker, Danielle Bellchambers, Danny Gush, Fiona Long, Graham McColm, Jane Churchill, Joel Parkinson, Johnathon Thurston, Julie Godfrey, Kim Cooper, Lachlan Penfold, Louise McDaniel, Madison Sport, Melanie Pattison, Nathan Ahboo, Norelle Thomas, Princess Charlotte Seafoods, Rhegan Rohweder, Robbie Kruse, Shane Day, Shane Heit, Stephen Curry, Tracy Bailey, Tracy Barnett & Sports Camps Australia
Play for a Cure Foundation has now raised a total of over $130,000!
When is next year’s dinner, I hear you all ask? Well put the 28th October 2017 in your diaries, because we have managed to secure this date at Vic Park for our third sportsman’s dinner.
How do we make next year’s event more successful? We would like to hear from you, whether it be any particular auction items you would like to see next year (live or silent), or any improvements you think we could make. We welcome all feedback.
In closing, we would like to just take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you again and we would love to see you all again next year to help us beat the figure that we raised at this year’s dinner.