Reserve your tickets by calling 412-263-3850. Seating will be assigned based on the date that tickets were ordered. Tickets are $200 for premium seating and $150 for general seating. All tickets for youth under 18 are $100.

Get closer to the action by sponsoring a table of 10 for $3,000 and up. Sponsorship packages also offer special benefits like preferred seating, ads in the program, VIP reception with the athletes, video recognition at the event and more. For sponsorship information, call Dapper Dan Charities at 412-263-3569.

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Presenting Sponsor

The Bank of New York Mellon

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The Event
2008 Dapper Dan Dinner & Sports Auction
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction, Ballroon Foyer: 5:30 pm
Dinner & Awards Program, Ballroom: 6:30 pm

Emcee: Stan Savran


  • Dapper Dan Charities’ signature fund raising event for the past 72 years - with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania youth sports leagues
  • A celebration of scholarship and sports excellence that honors the best athletes in high school, college and professional sports, while providing underprivileged youth with scholarships
  • A night of celebrities and the biggest names in Pittsburgh sports as Dapper Dan celebrates Pittsburgh 250 by honoring the best in Pittsburgh sports history Presentations for the 2007 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year
  • “Danny” awards presented for the best moments, teams and athletes in Pittsburgh sports history as voted by the fans
  • Keynote speakers and notable athletes representing Pittsburgh’s best teams and moments
  • Special presentation of Parade’s Player of the Year Award to Jeannette quarterback
  • Terrelle Pryor, also the Post-Gazette’s High School Athlete of the Year
  • An incredible collection of more than 150 sports memorabilia items and one-of-a kind auction items up for bid
  • Thousands of Pittsburgh’s top business and community leaders, along with loyal sports fans, at Pittsburgh’s original, largest and most prestigious sports banquet
Sidney Crosby
2007 Sportsman of the Year: Sidney Crosby
Agnus Berenato
2007 Sportswoman of the Year: Agnus Berenato

A peek at this year's event
This year, in celebration of Pittsburgh 250, Dapper Dan will honor the Best Team, Best Athlete and Best Moment in Pittsburgh sports history. Will the Immaculate Reception beat out Maz's home run to win the 1960 World Series? Is Mario Lemieux the best or will the fans choose Roberto Clemente or Terry Bradshaw? The 76 Panthers were led by Heisman-winning Tony Dorsett, but can that team beat the 78 Steelers or 92 Penguins? Winners will be announced at the April 1 event.

Proceeds from all Dapper Dan Charities events fund the sports programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania including flag football, basketball, field hockey, golf and wrestling.

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