#SupportTheBest: List of auction lots grows

A flyer for an auction in support of the world's best athletes with an intellectual impairment

Just under one month away from its #SupportTheBest dinner and auction in Sheffield, Great Britain, on 23 November, the International Federation for Intellectual Impairment Sport (World Intellectual Impairment Sport) has given a glimpse of the list of items to be sold.

Headlining the swag on offer in support of the world’s best athletes is two trips to World Intellectual Impairment Sport sport events in 2018.

The lucky winners of the first lot will be flown from Great Britain to Paris, France. There they will enjoy a two night stay for two people at the first World Intellectual Impairment Sport European Games between 14-22 July. They will get to experience a variety of sports first hand including athletics, swimming, football and table tennis.

The next incredible item is another two night break for two people at the 2018 World Intellectual Impairment Sport World Football Championships. Travelling from Great Britain to Karlstad, Sweden, any time between 2-18 August they can witness the thrills and spills of the beautiful game.

Continuing the holiday theme event partners and hosts, the four star Copthorne Hotel, are offering a one night stay in their luxurious penthouse suite.

Dinner guests will also get the chance to bid on a series of signed sports and arts memorabilia. These include shirt and picture displays from England footballer Sir Geoff Hurst, Arsenal favourite Thierry Henry and newly crowned Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton. In addition a signed and framed display of photographs of music legend Phil Collins is on offer.

Smaller items such as dinner for two at Nonna’s Italian restaurant in Sheffield and a family ticket for a Sheffield Sharks basketball game mean that everyone can have a go at bidding.

The evening will be highlighted by a speech from British Paralympian Jessica-Jane Applegate. The swimmer will recount her story, life as a Paralympic medallist and why organisations like World Intellectual Impairment Sport are so important for thousands of athletes.

Attendees will enjoy a delicious three course dinner and will get to rub shoulders with some of the world’s best sportspeople.

Ticket information

Tickets are still available for the dinner and auction which gets underway at the Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield at 7pm on 23 November. A table of eight is priced at £273 whilst individual tickets are £39 per person.