History of the Event
The MS Dinner of Champions is a National MS Society signature event that debuted in 1972. This premier event recognizes individuals and companies who are leaders in both their corporate citizenship and community contributions.
This event recognizes the honorees by highlighting their impressive achievements. Dinner of Champions also allows friends and family who have been on the journey with them to share touching and sometimes funny stories and anecdotes.
Companies, organizations and individuals are invited to support the MS Dinner of Champions by serving as table or event sponsors. The money raised at these extraordinary events support research that will eventually end MS and local programs that contribute to the quality of life of those affected by MS.
The Dinner of Champions has been held in Jackson, Mississippi since 1986 but is being introduced on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the first time in 2013.
Past Hope Award recipients include: Paul Moak, Jr.; Bill Brown; Duane O’Neill; Malcolm McMillin; John McCullouch; Noel Daniels; Congressman Chip Pickering; William G. Yates; Sister Dorothea Sondgeroth; Senator Thad Cochran; Dr. Wallace Conerly; J.L. Holloway; Don Meiners; Woodie Assaf; Con Maloney; Senator Trent Lott; Dr. Norman Nelson; Dr. Clyde Muse; Dr. Alton Cobb; Robert Kennington, III; Bishop John Allin, Sr.; Rowan Taylor; Warren Hood; James Campbell; Donald Lutken; and Dr. Frank Pollard.