Category: Pier del Sol

Can’t Get Enough

Ask Special Olympics Southern California athlete Monica Lopez what her favorite sport is, and she will say volleyball. Ask her about the best part of Special Olympics; she will answer bowling. Ask her what else she likes to do; she will answer swimming for Special Olympics Ventura County. From there, it is clear she loves ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: A Day at Melissa’s

A #ThrowbackThursday for our photo gallery this week. Last week Melissa's Produce hosted an event with the top food bloggers from Southern California to talk Pier del Sol and the many amazing recipes that can be tasted during the annual event. Thank you to everyone who attended and showed support for the 21st annual Pier ...

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 ...

Oktoberfest on the Pier

LONG BEACH, Calif. (July 26, 2017) – This October, join some of the best chefs and restaurants in Los Angeles for an Oktoberfest celebration like none other, one that fuses great food and amusement park experiences to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. Tickets for the 21st annual Pier del Sol on Sunday, Oct. 8 ...