Dear Friends of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner,
The Directors of the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association would like to thank you for supporting our Dinner over the years. There can be no doubt that we have become one of the premier charity dinners in Western Canada. We would not have achieved that success without the support our patrons. We cannot thank you enough and hope that your support will continue.
Due to safety concerns as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not be hosting a 2021 Dinner – at least not this Spring. While this will be the second year we have not hosted a Dinner, we have continued our commitment to support our worthy student athletes as well as other charitable causes in the Calgary Italian and amateur sports communities. To that end, we awarded Scholarships to the following student athletes in 2020:
- Gianluca Barone – University of Calgary (Football)
- Domenic Lindia – San Diego State University (Baseball)
- Gianmarco Plenzik – University of Calgary (Soccer)
We will recognize all of our 2020 and 2021 Scholarship winners at our next Dinner.
Our approach to fundraising has always been to return 100% of the profits we generate from our Dinner to the community in the form of scholarships and donations. The only fundraising we have traditionally done is by way of sponsorships and the profits generated by our Dinner. As you can imagine, we have seen an increase in donation requests (especially from our high schools and post-secondary institutions) with the advent of the Pandemic.
For the first time, the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association will be hosting an online 50/50 draw which is now live at https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/cisda
Given that we are continuing our commitment to these worthy causes, we are hoping to count on you for a donation to our Association. No amount is too insignificant. Alternatively, we hope that you support our 50/50 Draw.
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!