Newcastle United Foundation is hosting its first ever celebratory dinner on March 20th 2013 to launch its 'Hall of Fame'* which aims to recognise the achievements of those people that have made an outstanding contribution to Newcastle United over the club's long history.
This glittering black tie dinner (in association with the The Malhotra Group) will be held at St James' Park and hosted by award-winning Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling. It will bring together supporters, sponsors, staff and players to celebrate the region's sporting culture. All funds raised on the night will go to the Newcastle United Foundation which supports over 38,000 disadvantaged children, young people and families throughout the North East every year.
Nominations are being sought in five categories with fans being asked to choose their favourite players, team and manager as well as the person or organisation who has contributed most to grassroots football in the North East and the individual who has gained most from their participation in a Foundation project. The list of nominees for players, team and manager has been created with input from Club Historian Paul Joannou and key North East sports journalists and you can vote for your choices on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/halloffame2013
"The club has produced so many footballing legends and this is an opportunity not just to honour them but to also shine a spotlight on those whose dedication to the sport has been just as great but who may not be so well known," said Sarah Medcalf, Fundraising Manager for Newcastle United Foundation.
Tables at the 'Hall of Fame' dinner are available from £750 for ten people. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The 'Hall of Fame' is part of Newcastle United Foundation's Toon Times Heritage Project which aims to engage Newcastle United fans to explore the rich heritage of Newcastle United Football Club. New members will be inducted into the 'Hall of Fame' on a regular basis after the March event and all inductees will contribute to a major Newcastle United exhibition opening at the city's Discovery Museum in 2014.