Dine with the Champions 2017

Fundraising sports dinner
Dine with the Champions this October

Our Dine with the Champions dinner guarantees a great night out, celebrating sporting champions, their challenges and achievements and this year’s dinner at The Park, Albert Park on 26 October 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 thankyou 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!

Event Month: 
October
Sponsors: 
2XU sponsor of Dine with the Champions
Melbourne Events studio
Hunter Studio sponsor of Dine with Champions