Some of the greatest names to ever sport Newcastle United colours will return to St. James' Park on Wednesday 20th March as the club's official registered charity celebrates its inaugural Hall of Fame dinner.
Crowd favourites from across the decades including Alan Shearer, Bob Moncur, Peter Beardsley and Faustino Asprilla will be joined by current players, staff and supporters as legends are inducted at the glitzy black tie event, which is sponsored by the group behind some of Tyneside's favourite bars and restaurants - the Malhotra Group.
There are five categories in total across the Foundation's Hall of Fame, with five nominated players being inducted alongside two legendary teams, a revered manager and two special individuals for their outstanding contribution to the community and grassroots football. Inductees will be announced on the night after being voted for by supporters on the club's official website.
The event will be hosted by charismatic Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling, who - alongside The Malhotra Group and club technical partner Puma - has generously donated one of several incredible auction prizes to benefit the Foundation.
These include an exclusive three-course home fine dining experience with head chef Lee Bell from Louis' Restaurant in Jesmond, including food and waitress service, a signed pair of running spikes from the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, an unforgettable Sky Sports Soccer Saturday live experience including accommodation and the opportunity to be in next season's NUFC team photo.
Sarah Medcalf, fundraising manager at Newcastle United Foundation, said: "The club has produced so many footballing legends and this is an opportunity not just to honour them, but to also shine a light on those whose dedication to the sport has been just as great but who may not be so well known.
"The launch dinner will be a sensational night of entertainment, food and football. I'd like to thank our principal sponsors, Malhotra Group, 3663 and our generous suppliers for all of their support in making it happen."
All fund raised from the night will go to the Newcastle United Foundation, which supports over 38,000 disadvantaged children, young people and families throughout the region every year.
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