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Sponsor logos6Our lunch on Oct 24th brings together the transatlantic business community to celebrate these two great gladiatorial sports and raise vital funds for Sparks.

Where: Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ

The hotel is situated on the south side of the River Thames and is within walking distance of some of the city’s most impressive landmarks and attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. The lunch will take place in the Thames Suite with its dramatic180-degree river views towards the South Bank & Westminster.

When: Friday Oct 24th 2014, 11.30am – 2.30pm

The lunch takes place just prior to the game between Atlanta Falcons & Detroit Lions at Wembley on Sunday Oct 26th. Our event follows the London tradition of a Friday lunch prior to a major sporting occasion.

Simply put our aim is to create a high-level business networking event where British, Irish, Commonwealth & American business leaders can entertain their respective clients, while supporting Sparks.

The highlight will be a Q&A panel discussion, hosted by Dan Lyle with Martin Johnson, Dhani Jones and other special guests from both sides of the scrum/scrimmage to discuss their passion for the sports and the similarities and differences, from culture & tactics, to business and professionalism.

 

GuestsMartin Johnson, is a living rugby legend and famously captained England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia. He had a stellar club career at Leicester and toured three times with the British & Irish Lions, becoming the only man to have captained them on two separate tours. On retiring from playing Martin became England team manager from 2008-2011. Martin is known for being an avid American Football fan and extremely knowledgeable about the game.

Dhani Jones played eleven seasons as a Linebacker in the National Football League. He played college football for the Michigan Wolverines, earning All-Big Ten honours for three straight seasons. He played for the New York Giants for four seasons. He then moved to the Philadelphia Eagles where he started Super Bowl XXXIX. He finished his playing career with Cincinnati Bengals. Since retiring from the game Dhani has carved a successful media career. In 2008 he played at Blackheath RFC for his show ‘Dhani Tackles the Globe’, where he was ‘a big hit!’.

Gavin Hastings, OBE is a Scottish Rugby legend. He has played for Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University, Scotland and the British and Irish Lions and was one of the outstanding rugby union players of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played fullback, and captained the Lions on the tour to New Zealand in 1993, after playing in all three tests in the 1989 tour to Australia. After retiring from rugby, Gavin ventured across to America to try his luck as a rookie kicker at the American Football’s World League training camp in Atlanta, Georgia, in March 1996. He tried out as a kicker for the NFL Europe team, Scottish Claymores and went on to win a World Bowl with them.

The event will be hosted by Dan Lyle, the USA’s most successful rugby player. The former Virginia Military Institute tight end, turned down a chance to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Dan was affectionately christened Captain America in England where he captained Bath and was part of the Heineken Cup winning team in 1998.

Other special sporting guests (subject to availability) include: Paul Wallace, Jeremy Guscott, George Chuter, Hayden Smith, Damian Cronin, Mike Friday (USA Sevens coach) & Alan McInally.

The money raised at the lunch will go towards the Children’s Medical Research Charity; Sparks. Click the logo below for more information…
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Pricing & Sponsorship

Individual Tickets (£99.00 pp)

£99.00 per person Includes, drink on arrival, 3 course lunch, Half bottle of wine, tea/coffee & petit fours 


Platinum (2x Table of ten: £7,500)

 2x Table of ten £7,500

• Title Sponsor of the event, logo displayed on all marketing materials

• Company logo displayed on screen throughout the day

• Full page advertisement in event programme

• Access to the VIP champagne reception with our special guests

• ‘Martin Johnson CBE’ seated at your table during the lunch

• Listing in the event programme as ‘Platinum Table Host’

• Premium wine and champagne for your table

• Prime table position 

Gold (Table of ten: £2,000 - NOW SOLD OUT)

Table of ten £2,000

A limited number of these premium tables are available, allowing you and your guests

the opportunity to meet a member of our  panel.

• Company logo displayed on screen throughout the day

• Full page advertisement in event programme

• Access to the VIP champagne reception with our special guests

• ‘Special Guest’ seated at your table during the lunch

• Listing in the event programme as ‘Gold Table Host’

• Premium wine and champagne for your table

• Prime table position 

Silver (Table of ten: £1300)

Table of ten £1300

• Company logo displayed on screen throughout the day

• Half page advertisement in event programme

• Listing in the event programme as ‘Silver Table Host’

• Superior table position 

Bronze (Table of ten: £990)

Table of ten £990

Listing in the event programme as ‘Bronze Table Host’ 

Contact:

To purchase ticktes/tables please call :

Laura Hamer on +44 207 091 7775 or  laura@sparks.org.uk

For further information or questions on the event call :

+19174127478 or Richard.Sexton@captainsknock.com

Talent Subject To Change