Category: Fundraiser

Rams Punter Reaches Out to Special Olympics

By Naomi Cahill What began as a high school volunteer service project has grown into a passion for Johnny Hekker. Now, the Los Angeles Rams’ All-Pro punter is helping launch this year’s Albertsons Companies Foundation, The Vons Foundation and The Pavilions Foundation campaign – where shoppers can donate at the checkout counter of Albertsons, Vons ...

Shakey’s Turns Great Food Into Pure Gold

Alhambra, CA (July 1, 2017) – Shakey’s Pizza restaurants of Southern California has partnered with Special Olympics to raise funds in support of the 30,731 athletes who train and compete in Southern California. During the month-long fundraiser, guests who make a donation at any participating Shakey’s Pizza location from July 1st through July 31st will ...

We Run #SaturdaySweat Promotion

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 23) – Calling all runners. The seasonal calendar officially turned to summer this month, and that means extended daylight to get in great Saturday morning runs. And we want to know about them as you get ready for the 2017 We Run The City 5K/10K presented by @The Smile Generation. The ...

Summer Fun & Food, For A Cause

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 21, 2017) - Today, June 21, marks the first day of summer and it will be a season of fun, food and events for a good cause. The summer months feature fundraising events that will directly impact Special Olympics Southern California athletes. The month of July will feature a pair of ...

Celebrate Global Running Day

By Naomi Cahill Calling all USC and UCLA students and devoted fans! It’s that time again to start thinking about Special Olympics Southern California’s We Run the City 5K run/walk and 10K race. Trojans and Bruins will compete for charity and bragging rights November 19 on the UCLA campus. No matter who you run with, ...

Champions a Highlight to Annual Breakfast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – The annual Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions is held on the opening day of the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games and celebrates the passion of sports. The Breakfast will once again live up to its name as the tradition of champions will be a highlight of the ...

Are You the Next Dream House Winner?

Anthony Bozanich is almost restrained by default. So when Special Olympics Southern California President and CEO Bill Shumard called him on the day of the 2016 Dream House Raffle grand prize drawing, the circumstances hadn’t quite clicked. Anthony, who was traveling in his car at the time, was asked, “Are you sitting down?” “I thought ...

Stevens to Earn Humanitarian Award

BUY TICKETS LONG BEACH (May 16, 2017) – Special Olympics Southern California is proud to announce Tom Stevens as this year’s Rafer Johnson Humanitarian Award winner. Stevens, chairman and president of Los Angeles Capital Management, started his relationship with Special Olympics Southern California as a coach in the 1990s. He has chaired Breakfast with Champions ...

Steve Alford Named Keynote Speaker for Annual Breakfast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 2, 2017) – UCLA Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steve Alford has been named the keynote speaker for Special Olympics Southern California’s (SOSC) annual Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions. The breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. The breakfast will be ...