42nd Charlie David Dinner • Friday, September 6 • 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Mark your calendar to join us for the largest community event of the year for Columbus Academy families! Enjoy food, games for kids and fun for the whole family before heading down to Hondros Field to watch our varsity football team take on Newark Catholic HS. Click on the button below to purchase tickets and sponsorship!

What is the Charlie David Dinner?

This annual event is named for a dedicated parent volunteer who first organized a pregame dinner back in 1982 for Academy families to help support athletics. Click here to learn more about Charlie David, and his wife Betsy (who still often attends this event!), in a special tribute written by our student-led newspaper The Academy Life.

This event is open to all families and friends of Academy!

What does the Charlie David Dinner support?

Proceeds are used for sport-specific needs (equipment, jerseys, transportation), as well as student fitness and training programs. Because contributions to this booster event are restricted gifts that augment the school’s operating budget for athletics, donations to Charlie David Dinner are not considered Annual Fund gifts.

Thank you for supporting our Viking student-athletes!

How to Attend and Support

Food Trucks

The following food trucks will be serving meals in exchange for Charlie David Dinner meal tickets:

*Bottled water and non-caffeinated/non-alcoholic beverages are provided free of charge for all in attendance.


The following dessert food trucks (pay separately by cash or credit card) will be located near Hondros Field during the game:

Unable to attend? You can still support our student-athletes! Be a sponsor, donate to your favorite athletic program, purchase raffle tickets or buy a meal ticket that will be donated to a coach or faculty/staff member.

Parking Spot Raffle is Back!

Don't miss out on your chance to snag the most sought-after prize of all: a coveted parking space for the entire school year! Tired of circling endlessly or settling for inconvenient parking spots? Enter to win a prime spot in the Lower School/Athletics parking lot, Middle School/Academy Hall parking lot or Upper School parking lot. You may enter to win whichever parking spot(s) you prefer, as many times as you would like! Winning parents/guardians may gift their secured spot to their student with a valid Ohio Drivers License.

Note: winning parking spots are limited to one per household, per year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers help make this event an even bigger success as they help to ensure a friendly welcome and easy check-in process and the event space is festive and kept clean. There are a variety of shifts to choose from and those can be seen by clicking on the volunteer button above to access the SignUpGenius form. It's fun to volunteer in pairs, so consider having a spouse or Academy parent friend join you. We have a job for everyone! Well, almost everyone; we want the kids to have fun, and there are activities for all ages, so please NO student volunteers.

Questions? Email paca@columbusacademy.org