Category: Fundraiser

A Chance to Refill Your Tank

For Santa Maria Police Department Detective Nate Totorica, getting to spend time with Special Olympics Southern California athletes is a way to “refill his tank.” The liaison for Northern Santa Barbara County Law Enforcement Torch Run says the athletes give back to him just as much, if not more, than he gives them. “It is ...

SoCal Law Enforcement to Camp Out on Dunkin’ Donuts’ Rooftops

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13, 2017) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, has challenged  law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California to camp out on its roofs in support of the Special Olympics Southern California. On Oct. 27, more than 19 locations across the region will participate in Southern California’s inaugural ...

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop: A Chance to ‘Engage With Athletes’

Bernie Colon has been a police officer for nearly 28 years and has enjoyed several experiences throughout his career. But it’s his involvement with Special Olympics that has been “by far one of the most rewarding,” and he makes it a point to get new officers involved. Colon, currently the captain of the San Diego ...

Red Robin Hosts Annual Tip-A-Cop

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2017 – Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants will go blue as law enforcement members “serve” guests in a different way to support Special Olympics Southern California. Red Robin’s 12th annual Tip-A-Cop® event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19 (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at 41 restaurants throughout Southern ...

INSIDE SOSC: Special Olympics Hits Home For Pier del Sol Chefs

Several chefs put their products secondary to the underlying theme of raising awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities at this past Sunday’s Pier del Sol fundraiser in Santa Monica. That’s because a handful have been directly impacted by family members directly involved with Special Olympics. Joseph Pitruzzelli, a chef at Wurstkuche, works alongside his brother, ...

Pier del Sol Celebrates Decades of Longtime Support

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2017) – Sunday will be the 21st Pier del Sol, an annual event featuring the top chefs and restaurants in Los Angeles gathering together in a fundraiser for Special Olympics Southern California and its more than 31,000 athletes. In the previous 20 years, there have been 178 restaurants/chefs on record ...

Restaurants & Chefs Lined Up For Pier del Sol

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California invites you to a unique Oktoberfest experience this year at the 21st annual Pier del Sol fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Oktoberfest celebration will be like none other, one that fuses great food and amusement park experiences ...

#SundaySpotlight: United in Passion

LONG BEACH – When you dine at a Chef Gino Angelini restaurant, you can see and taste the amount of passion and pride he puts into his food and its presentation. It is who he is. Why shouldn’t it be, since he has devoted his life to it since he was 14? With that passion ...

Fall Sports Season Giveaway

LOS ANGELES -- Nothing signals the start of the fall sports campaign like the beginning of the football season, and to celebrate, Special Olympics Southern California will be giving away three pairs of tickets to the season opener for the Los Angeles Rams against the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Los Angeles ...

INSIDE SOSC: Recapping Plane Pull 2017

Michael Sameles of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department picked a good year to participate in his first Plane Pull on Saturday. The law enforcement agency posted the top overall time, pulling a 124,000-pound FedEx plane 12 feet in just 5.1 seconds at Long Beach Airport. In all, 54 teams participated in the 12th annual event ...