Dine with the Champions

Fundraising sports dinner

Female attendees plus Dine with the Champions guest speakers

Our Dine with the Champions dinner guarantees a great night out, celebrating sporting champions, their challenges and achievements and our dinner at The Park, Albert Park on 26 October 2017 was no exception. The nearly 200-strong audience was entertained by clever and pointy questions from our MC, ex-footballer and respected sports journalist Michael Roberts and (often hilarious) anecdotes from stars such as Alisa Camplin OAM, Campbell Brown, Alex Fasolo, Brian Lake, Breann Moody, Peter Moody, Damien Oliver and Dion Prestia. We were also thrilled to welcome actress Rachel Griffiths to the event and stage – it was great to hear of her connection to Sacred Heart Mission and her work on a planned biopic of champion jockey Michelle Payne.

We are indebted to these athletes for donating their time and talent to the event.

We are also incredibly grateful to the hardworking Mission Possible Committee for organising the event – Paul Ryan (Chair), Paul Higgins, Torsten Kasper, Paul Smith, Jeremy De Zylva, Sheridan Jones, Shaun Richardson, Tiffany Cherry and event organiser Emily Higgins.

Thanks also to our sponsors for their support – most notably Ryan Commercial Lawyers, Chisholm & Gamon Real Estate, 2XU, KS Environmental, NAB, Resolution Property Group, A Cleaner World, McCoppins, The Melbourne Events Group, Mick Bell Studios, Hunter Studio and Kaleidoscope Design.

And a big thank you to everyone who purchased auction prizes, bought raffle tickets or pledged donations to our Kick Start Program.

Dine with the Champions raised a much-needed $65,000 for Sacred Heart Mission's Kick Start program, which supports people experiencing homelessness, social isolation and disadvantage to become independent and to build positive experiences of the community via participation in sport and recreation.

Bravo one and all!


0128,000Meals served through our meals program over the last year
070959Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
06,476Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate our services. We pay our respects to the ongoing living cultures of Aboriginal peoples, and to Elders past, present and future.
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