Dear Friends of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner,
Given the Coronavirus Crisis, the Board of Directors of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association has decided to postpone this year’s Dinner scheduled for May 7, 2020. While it was a difficult decision, we believe it is the right thing to do so as not to put our servers, head table guests, patrons, sponsors or scholarship recipients in harms way.We are hopeful that the Coronavirus Crisis will resolve in the coming weeks or months in which case we will consider hosting the dinner in the Fall. However, if events unfold in such a way that this is not feasible, we will cancel the 2020 edition and plan for Spring 2021.
Please note that we will continue our tradition to award scholarships to worthy student athletes this Spring. To that end, we encourage student athletes to submit applications for our scholarships. If possible, we will host a smaller Dinner for our scholarship recipients, their families and our Directors. In the meantime, we thank our patrons and sponsors for their considerable support over the last 58 years and sincerely hope that all humanity gets through this difficult time safely.
We hope that you understand why we made this difficult decision and trust that we will have your continued support in the future.
May God bless you all and keep you safe.
Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association
CALLING ALL SPORTSMEN!
Welcome to the Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner. Calgary's premier sportsmen's dinner where we celebrate everything Italian - food, wine, culture, camaraderie and good times, as well as honouring three high school students of Italian descent who excel in both athletics and academics each with a $5,000.00 scholarship and runners up with $1,000.00 and $500.00. The Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner has a rich and storied past. We are a non-profit organization, and since our inception, have relied heavily on volunteerism. The creation of this dinner dates back to the Spring of 1963 when Luca Carloni, one of the founding fathers of our dinner, called a breakfast meeting inviting prominent individuals in the Italian community.
Join us for the opportunity to support Calgary's Italian heritage and community!
2020 Guest Speaker: Steve Mariucci
Steve Mariucci is a former NFL head coach and current analyst on NFL Network. He appears on the Thursday Night Football GameDay pregame show before every Thursday Night Football Game, the Thursday Night Football Postgame Show, NFL GameDay Morning on NFL Sundays and NFL GameDay Highlights. He also provides on-location analysis for NFL Network's coverage of the Super Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft. Mariucci was an NFL head coach for nine years, spending six with the San Francisco 49ers and three with the Detroit Lions, compiling a career record of 72-67. He led the 49ers to four playoff appearances, including a trip to the 1997 NFC Championship Game.