Second Annual BiG Sports Dinner Deemed A SuccessPublished October 1, 2015 by Vlad G
After a night fine dinning and fun at the Dorchester Hotel, the BiG Sports Dinner was again a big hit and managed to raise a lot of money for charity.
Last Tuesday saw the second annual BiG Sports Dinner take place at the Dorchester Hotel in London and with various gaming guests looking their best in black tie attire and a fun night planned carefully in advance, the event turned out to be a great success. Being a charitable event of course meant that attendees would have their wallets ready for the auctions.
A night of luxury and entertainment
As guests started arriving at 7:30 pm, they were welcomed with champagne and greeted by beautiful Playboy Bunnies. BiG founder Richard Hogg then invited everyone to the ballroom and got the evening underway with the help of Austin Healey. The former England rugby star was once again the MC for the event after the great job he did last year and he continued in the same funny style, pocking fun at Hogg and the iGaming industry.
The night then continued with the three course dinner with fine wine while guests enjoyed watching a performance on stage from Chris Kamara. After that, it was time for serious business and raising money for charity by auctioning off ten horses. While the tables were asked to pay for a horse and then they would win a prize if it won, the winnings went back to charity after table seven emerged victorious.
Raising funds for a good cause
Several more items were offered in an auction to help raise more funds at the charitable BiG Sports Dinner and these included a shirt from the 1996 World Cup signed by Alana Shearer, a shirt signed by the Aston Villa Club, a signed Liverpool Shirt, tickets for the Rugby Tonight Show and more.
The award ceremony of the night saw 14 lucky winners get their prizes for outstanding performances throughout the year and the official after party took place at the Playboy Club.
While there is no official information about the amount of money raised for charity as of now, Healey stated that it is a “huge amount”.