More than 1,000 guests, including stars from the world of sport such as IBF welterweight champion, Kell Brook, professional mountain biker, Steve Peat, and World and European Championship trampolining gold medalist, Bryony Page, are expected to attend Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport.
The exciting Olympic Legacy Park event, will take place in the centre of the Indoor Athletics Arena at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield on Wednesday 5 October.
This will be the first time a gala dinner has been hosted on the same track where Olympians such as Jessica Ennis-Hill trained for Rio.
The red carpet event will raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity and SportsAid Yorkshire and Humberside. It will be hosted by BBC Look North’s Harry Gration.
Six grassroots sports awards for individuals, groups or teams in the Sheffield City Region will be presented on the evening. The awards are:
· Sports Club of the Year
· Sports Woman of the Year
· Sports Man of the Year
· Future Star
· Unsung Hero
· Overcoming Adversity
Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport is being organised by the Olympic Legacy Park, which is set to become an internationally recognised centre for health, wellbeing and innovation. The event is being supported by SIV, The Star and HR Media.
Here’s our project lead, Richard Caborn, on why the event is so important.