The Charlie David Dinner (CDD) is a Columbus Academy tradition! This annual event is named in honor of a dedicated parent who, 40+ years ago, organized and hosted a pre-game chicken dinner for Academy students and parents during the football season. The event has grown throughout the years and continues to be one that everyone in the Academy community — whether parent/guardian, faculty/staff, student or extended family — can participate in and ENJOY.
Today, this “chicken dinner” is the cornerstone of financial support for ALL Columbus Academy athletic programs. The evening includes a meal, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, and fun activities for kids organized by CA Upper School students in the CA gym.
THANK YOU to everyone who attended the October 1, 2021 Charlie David Dinner! It was a beautiful evening and we truly appreciate your support of CA Athletics!
In 2020, the Charlie David Dinner committee successfully launched an online event due to the pandemic and raised over $64,000 to support the 60+ 6th-12th grade Columbus Academy athletic teams!
In 2019, the event raised almost $70,000! Proceeds from the event purchased:
The 2018 Charlie David Dinner raised $60,000 which afforded the purchase of these items:
In 2017, the purchases included:
Funds also supplement the Athletic Department operating budget so that the Department can address the needs of athletes and teams expeditiously.