By Austin Gould
Pink’s Hot Dogs is ready to join the party and celebrate Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary.
Pink’s Hot Dogs is the Honorary Chef for the 22nd annual Pier del Sol at Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park on October 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m..
Richard Pink, the owner of Pink’s Hot Dogs and son of the restaurant’s original founders, is “honored to be invited by Special Olympics” each year and “support the great athletes.”
“They’re just so inspiring! Every time I meet them, I get chills with inspiration,” he said. “I hope this contribution shows our love for Special Olympics!”
Richard has always enjoyed contributing to an atmosphere of compassion and motivation, so he is truly excited for another year of serving Pink’s Hot Dogs at Pier del Sol!
Pier del Sol is an exciting and unique day of fun on the historic Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. At the only culinary festival fused with a backyard private Amusement Park experience, attendees can enjoy an exclusive VIP brunch featuring mouthwatering tastings from more than 35 of L.A.’s top chefs and restaurants, entertainment, music, arts & crafts, games, and unlimited rides at Pacific Park.
“I think that we bring out a cross section of people that show the compassion that people have in our society,” Pink said. “Everybody comes to be inspired, to go home again and say, ‘I can do better because Special Olympics (athletes) proved they can do better.'”
Pink’s Hot Dogs has been supporting this event for over 18 years, and this year they’ll be serving 9-inch S-T-R-E-T-C-H, all beef hot dogs, topped with grilled steak, cole slaw and BBQ sauce. The hot dogs are also available at Pink’s for $7.25.
All proceeds from Pink’s limited-edition hot dog and Pier del Sol will benefit Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). SOSC enriches the lives of 37,100 athletes and their communities through sports, leadership programs, and athlete health. Our free, year-round programs lead to improved health, self-confidence, and independence among athletes with intellectual disabilities and acceptance and inclusion in the community. Learn more at www.sosc.org.