MK50 sports gala wants to celebrate '˜hidden heroes'

A Gala Dinner to celebrate 50 years of sport in Milton Keynes is being held on June 29 at Stadium MK and organisers are extending an invitation to local sporting greats and unsung heroes.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 1:31 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:20 am

The MK50 Sport Gala Dinner is being organised by Leap, the county sport and activity partnership, SportsAid Eastern, Milton Keynes Lords Taverners and MK Dons Sports and Education Trust.

Proceeds will be distributed throughout Milton Keynes to aid voluntary organisations providing community services.

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has been invited and the dinner will be hosted by Gail Emms MBE.

The awards are seeking to celebrate the sporting achievements of Milton Keynes over five decades as well as recognising the hidden community superheroes who work tirelessly to enable others to enjoy their sport.

It’s thought that most sports clubs have at least one person who quietly goes about their business week in and week out, often without others realising what a great contribution they make to the club.

Keith McLean from the organising committee said: “The city has a great track record of breeding sporting stars from Olympians such as Greg Rutherford MBE to table tennis player Andrew Baggaley, footballers such as Delli Alli and BMX biker Izzy Ferrada.

“We want to hear about the hidden heroes of our grassroots sports clubs as well as from those with famous former members.”

Clubs are being invited to send in their nominations for their unsung heroes to attend as guests using no more than 100 words, to [email protected]

You can also use this e-mail address to book a table.