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The BiG Sports Dinner 2016

The BiG Sports Dinner is 'The' only Sports Dinner in the Betting and Gaming Industry. Attended by a host of sports stars, it also features a few key industry awards, including; "The Best Sports Betting Campaign" and; "The Best Use of a Sporting Star in a Betting Campaign". It has proven to be a fantastic night of sports stories, banter and brilliant entertainment whilst raising money for some amazing sports related charities.

The BiG Sports Dinner was first launched in 2014 to support The BiG Foundation which aims to improve and enhance the quality of life of injured, sick, or terminally ill individuals globally, with a focus on the healing power of sport.

BiG Dinner Highlights 2015


The BiG Foundation aspires to improve the physical, social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of these individuals, as well as their immediate families and carers, with the provision of specialist care, support networks, sports resources or equipment, assisting access to, participation in and engagement with sports and physical activities.

The charity also aims to work collaboratively with other voluntary organisations with shared objectives.

  • The BiG Sports Dinner is to be held at The Dorchester, London on (Date to be confirmed)
  • Dress Code: Black Tie
  • Start: 8.00pm
  • Carriages: 1.00am
  • Drinks Reception
  • Three Course Dinner with Fine Wine
  • ‘An Audience With’ Sporting Stars
  • Entertainment 
  • Fundraising Activities
  • 300+ guests expected to attend
  • Exclusive captive audience with a demographic of a 70%-30% male female split, aged 22-65 years old consisting of key players in the Betting and interactive Gaming Industry, high net worth individuals, leading business decision makers, city and commercial corporate guests and famous sport and entertainment stars
  • After-party at a top London location

The Ballroom
The Dorchester Hotel
Park Lane
London
W1K 1QA

The BiG Sports Dinner, 2016 is supporting the following charities:

  • Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK
  • Meningitis Now
  • Restart The Rugby Players’ Charity
  • The Lord’s Taverners
  • Kinetic Coaching

A Glittering Evening of Sport & Entertainment.

Format

  • Black tie dinner
  • Q and A session with multiple top sporting celebrities.

    Hosted by Austin Healey. Austin is so outspoken (and often outrageous) that he has earned the nickname the Leicester Lip. He gives a lift and often a laugh to any after-dinner event. When playing for Leicester Tigers, he was equally effective whether at scrum-half, fly-half, fullback or on the wing.

    Merseyside-born Austin was one of the most versatile players ever to pull on an England shirt, winning 51 caps in a variety of positions. His career as a banker with Credit Suisse was interrupted, as he became a regular television celebrity. He proved he had nifty footwork off the rugby pitch when coming fourth in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing, and became a team captain in Hole in the Wall.

    Austin's approach to challenges is as relevant to business as it is to sport: know more, prepare more, push harder. In motivational speeches he talks about creating a winning culture, living the brand, and establishing a flexible framework which designates roles to those who need them but liberates those who don't. Most importantly, Austin argues that success is not just about winning - it's knowing how you won so you can develop the winning habit.

    Chris Kamara will be co-hosting. Chris well known for his antics on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday. Chris is an English former professional footballer and football manager who now works as a presenter and football analyst at Sky Sports.

    The Middlesbrough born Chris as a player he was known as a tough-tackling making over 600 senior apperances for clubs including Swindon and Brentford. Was briefly in managment with Bradford and Stoke City before turning his hand to broadcasting.

    Kamara has been involved in charity work for some time and was inducted into the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame in 2004. As a player he suffered years of severe racial abuse.

    In December 2011, Kamara was awarded 'The Above & Beyond in Memory of Sir Bill Cotton award' for his contributions to Marie Curie Cancer Care. He, and a team of Football League ambassadors, including Brendan Rodgers, Aidy Boothroyd, and Middlesbrough Chairman Steve Gibson managed to raise £385,000 for the charity and to climb to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. As well as being an Ambassador for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Kamara became an Ambassador of the Special Olympics Great BritainOrganisation in April 2011 after taking part in the Special Olympics Unity Cup as a celebrity partner before the Germany v Argentina quarter-final match in Cape Town, during the2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Kamara released a charity single entitled Sing 4 England in 2012 as England's officially sanctioned tournament song for Euro 2012

  • Auction and raffle with top 'money can’t buy' prizes, experiences and memorabilia on offer

  • Music, and other entertainment
  • Celebrity Attendees

We hope to see attendances from Harry Redknapp, Jason Leonard OBE, Jamie Spencer and many others (commitments subject to confirmation nearer the time). All guests subject to change.