Gala Dinner celebrates Olympic success

Gala Dinner celebrates Olympic success

The Membership Committee of the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association invite you to a Gala Dinner to celebrate the success of the 4-man Bobsleigh team from the Sochi Olympics and to raise funds for the Youth and Para sections of our sports.

John Jackson’s 4-man crew were last month officially upgraded to a brilliant bronze medal, five years after finishing fifth in Russia, and this special event at the Boisdale Club in Canary Wharf provides the first opportunity to officially recognise their wonderful achievement. 

With the Winter Youth Olympic Games taking place in Lausanne in February 2020 and our latest talent ID campaign gathering pace, funds raised will help support the next generation of sliders hoping to do the country proud on the big stage.

The evening will also support the growth of our Para Bobsleigh programme for athletes with disabilities. Britain’s Corie Mapp is currently one of the world’s best in this field and we hope to encourage others to follow his lead, while also giving Corie the support he needs to keep on competing at the very top level.

The BBSA’s patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, will be in attendance and the event will feature entertainment from renowned comic Rory Bremner with live & silent auctions of promises and a raffle of prestigious wines. The evening will commence with a champagne and cocktail reception, followed by a sumptuous three-course Boisdale dinner featuring Sir Ian Botham’s wine.

The evening also features a rhythm and blues band and a late-night DJ.

Prices start at £250, with 50% discounted rates available for BBSA members and their guests who want to be present to celebrate the first Olympic bobsleigh medals to be won by a GB team since the success of Sean Olsson and his 4 man crew, who won Olympic bronze at the Nagano Games in 1998. Members of Olsson’s crew will be present, along with Olympic medalists from Skeleton who will also add their unique contribution to the Gala evening.

For more information, or to book your place, please email or call 01225 384343.

More details on the dinner can be found on the Boisdale website.