Sports Dinner 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024

33rd Annual Sports Dinner

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the Paperny Family JCC Sports Dinner presented by ATB Financial. We are pleased to have Bo Jackson as our guest speaker – one of the greatest athletes of all time – the only one to be named All Star in both MLB (1989) and NFL (1990). Our esteemed Master of Ceremonies will be Chancellor Jon Cornish.

This corporate event is our largest fundraiser of the year and one of the biggest fundraising dinners in Calgary. As a not-for-profit organization, the JCC is a community centre that relies on fundraising to provide social, educational, recreational, and cultural programming to individuals and families of all ages, stages, and backgrounds.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Rhona Shore at 403-444-3168 or email.

Individual Tickets – $350

Table of 8 – $3,500

Price includes dinner and host bar. Call 403-444-3145 or email to purchase.

Bo Jackson
About Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson is known as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Throughout his career, he was a two-sport standout in both football and baseball, playing in the National Football League for four years and in Major League Baseball for eight years. Bo is the only athlete to be named All Star in both MLB (1989) and NFL (1990).

In 1985, after leading the Auburn Tigers with over 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns, Bo was awarded the Heisman Trophy, given to college football’s most outstanding player. He gained international notoriety through his “Bo Knows” Nike campaign.

After his retirement from professional sports, Bo has successfully run several businesses over the last three decades including:

  • Launching a number of food brands supplying the beef and seafood industry.
  • Through his brand: Promise Nutraceuticals, Bo released a line of CBD products called Hero Brand CBD.

Each year, Bo hosts an annual charity bicycle ride: Bo Bikes Bama, which raises money for the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund. Proceeds provide crucial disaster preparedness and emergency management resources for the state of Alabama. He leads participants on either a 22 or 62 mile route, including a trip through Auburn’s campus. Since 2011, Bo has raised over $2 million to aid tornado victims.

Chancellor Jon Cornish
About Jon Cornish

Chancellor Jon Cornish is a Canadian Football Hall of Famer known for his legendary nine years playing for Calgary Stampeders and his contributions to the city of Calgary. Jon is a long-standing volunteer with both the Calgary Foundation and Alberta Children’s Hospital, and he founded the Calgary Black Chambers in 2020. Because of his work in the community, he was selected the 15th Chancellor of the University of Calgary, the youngest chancellor in North American history. Cornish was the winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy in 2013 as Canada’s most outstanding athlete. In Jon’s professional life, he is an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities focused on helping enterprising people and families reach financial independence. Cornish is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.

About the Paperny Family JCC

For over 40 years, the Paperny Family JCC is a place where lifelong, meaningful connections have been made. Whether it is swimming laps in our salt water pool, taking a yoga or spin class, enrolling your children in our licensed childcare programs, building cultural bridges, or meeting with friends at a Golden Age monthly luncheon – the future of the JCC is up to all of us.

Our vision is focused on sharing diverse experiences in a safe and inclusive space for everyone. We continue to be guided by our core values when planning and executing all of the programs and services that we offer.

“Community” is our middle name and maintaining the culture that goes along with that is – and has always been – our number one priority. As always, we are stronger together!

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Thank You to Our Sponsors
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