Tony Fernandez City of Hope Foundation’s Sports Celebrity Dinner

The second Canadian Diabetes Association and the Tony Fernandez City of Hope Foundation’s second annual Sports Celebrity Dinner is set for August 12 in Hamilton. Last year’s event raised about $21,000 for the two organizations.

Featured sports celebrities attending include baseball’s Tony Fernandez, Cito Gaston, Kelly Gruber, Juan Guzman, Billy Atkinson, Steve Rogers, Rance Mulliniks, Rob Butler, Rich Butler, and hall of famer Jim Fanning; football’s Paul Masotti, Brian Warren, Les Brown, and Stefan Ptaszek; boxer George Chuvalo; hockey’s Harry Howell, Don Lever, Corey Locke; Tara MacLeod, CASCAR Rookie of the Year and World Snooker Champion Cliff Thorburn.

The dinner will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Banquet Centre at 150 King Street East at Catherine Street. Corporate or individual ticket information is available from Marilyn Hajas at 905-308-3431 or Mira Todorovic at 905-570-3001.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and silent auction at 6:00 p.m.and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The Stanley Cup and the Grey Cup will be available for photo opportunities.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Mel Oswald, 905.574.1173 ( or Donna Waggoner, 905.319.9000 (