Business backing for Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport

High-profile businesses and organisations are supporting Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport gala dinner which will honour the region’s past, present and future stars. 

Meadowhall has been announced as the headline sponsor of the red-carpet event taking place at the English Institute of Sport (EIS Sheffield) on Wednesday 5 October.
 
A VIP drinks reception hosted as part of the star-studded ceremony, which is being organised by the Olympic Legacy Park, will be sponsored by E.ON.
 
Rio hockey gold medallist, Hollie Webb, Paralympic table tennis gold medallist, Will Bayley, and Olympic trampolining silver medallist, Bryony Page, will be among the big names attending the event.
 
A number of awards celebrating the best of grassroots sport across the Sheffield City Region will be presented on the night and have been sponsored by Yorkshire Sport Foundation, The Professional Footballers’ Association, the Premier League, One Health, Sheffield Hallam University and Bond Bryan Architects.

Local company Proco are sponsoring the production of the souvenir brochure for the event.
 
Meadowhall centre director, Darren Pearce, said: “Meadowhall is very proud to play a part in our local and regional community, and we are delighted to be sponsoring Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport Gala Dinner.
 
“The Rio Olympics and Paralympics Games have been truly inspirational this summer, with many Sheffield and Yorkshire athletes performing at the very top of their field. As a city region it is wonderful to honour those achievements, building on the sporting success of the past, and ensuring ongoing support for the athletes of tomorrow.”
 
Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport is taking place on the same track where Jessica Ennis-Hill trained for Rio.
 
The evening will be hosted by BBC sports reporter, Tanya Arnold and will raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity and SportsAid Yorkshire and Humberside.
 
The event will follow a visit to Sheffield by Lord Sebastian Coe on the same day. The IAAF President will tour the Olympic Legacy Park and find out about the health, wellbeing and sporting legacy being created in Sheffield.
 
Richard Caborn, project lead for the Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We are delighted that so many local businesses are supporting Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport. It’s unbelievable how much interest we’ve had in the event.
 
“2016 has been an incredible year for sport across Sheffield City Region. This event is about honouring those made and trained in the region but also looking ahead to the Olympic Legacy Park taking sport from strength to strength over the next 25 years and beyond.
 
“The Olympic Legacy Park will build on the existing world-class facilities of the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and iceSheffield to offer unique opportunities for children, young athletes and the elite and professional sports stars of the future.”
 
Silver and bronze table packages are available for the gala dinner (gold packages are sold out).
 
Silver packages offer a drinks reception, a table with a sports star, three-course meal, wine and coffee. In the bronze packages, guests will enjoy a drinks reception, three-course meal and coffee.
 
Individual tickets are available for £100+vat.
 
To be part of the celebrations, visit http://olympiclegacypark.co.uk/sheffields-celebration-of-sport, email claire@olympiclegacypark.co.uk or call 0114 261 9604.