SBC Events has thanked PAOK FC for contributing two shirts signed by the PAOK squad to the auction at the BiG Sports Dinner in London on Friday 16th September.
The shirts were sold to social sports and gaming company Oddslife for a total of £700, with all proceeds going to the BiG Foundation, a registered charitable organisation in the UK.
The BiG Sports Dinner auction raised more money than in previous years, with the total amount to be announced shortly. The BiG Foundation focuses on supporting those in difficult circumstances with funds donated from companies and individuals involved in the betting and gaming industry.
Other headline prizes at the auction included a signed Arsenal shirt, match-day tickets for the Emirates Stadium, and a pair of gloves signed by special guest, and boxing legend, Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton.
Elizabeth Blake, SBC Events Director, said: “This year’s BiG Sports Dinner was a great success, raising important funds for The Oliver’s Wish Foundation and its associated entities. Thanks to everybody that attended and offered donations for the auction. The shirts provided by PAOK FC were certainly a big hit, and exemplified the extended international reach of the BiG Foundation.”
The BiG Sports Dinner was a fittingly glamorous finale for the two-day Betting on Sports Conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Celebrities in attendance included Hatton, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye, Ray Parlour and host for the night, James Haskell.