Special Olympics Southern California Pier Del Sol “Goes Hollywood”
The Coca-Cola Company Honored at Pier del Sol event on Historic Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, Calif. (August 1, 2014)
— With a “Hollywood” theme, Special Olympics Southern
California is holding its annual Pier del Sol fundraiser on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. on the Santa Monica Pier at Pacific Park.
This year’s event includes a VIP brunch with spectacular cuisine from nearly 35 of LA’s top
restaurants, including Chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence, Chef Olivier Rousselle of On Sunset,
Chef Tanino Drago of Tanino Ristorante, and Chef Ermando Robles of Porto Via.
General Admission tickets are $45 and include unlimited rides, eight game tickets, and a meal
coupon for Pacific Park’s food plaza. VIP Tickets are $150 each or $500 for five, to include an
amazing VIP Brunch prepared by LA’s top restaurants, unlimited rides, and 12 game tickets. Child
VIP tickets are $50 (ages 5-12 and only available at the door).
The event will feature music, entertainment, all the rides and games of Pacific Park with game
booth prizes. Attendees will have their chance to win fabulous silent auction prize packages from
shopping sprees to local entertainment. Participants will also enjoy arts and crafts and karaoke.
“Pier del Sol is a fun day at the pier that the whole family can enjoy, while making a difference in
the lives of Special Olympics athletes,” said Bill Shumard, President and CEO of Special Olympics
Southern California. “Each year, we bring out an entertaining new theme, and we hope the public
will continue to come out and enjoy the wonderful cuisine, live music, and games on the historic
Santa Monica Pier at Pacific Park.”
At this year’s fundraiser, Special Olympics will honor The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola
Company has been an Official Global Partner of Special Olympics for 46 years, and has had
significant impact on the Southern California program through financial support, budget relieving
Coca-Cola products, leadership engagement on SOSC’s Board of Directors, marketing and
promotional support of our competitions, and a loyal and passionate team of volunteers. In 2015,
that support will extend to the 7,000 athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games in
“The Coca-Cola Company has proven to be a very valuable partner to Special Olympics,” said
Shumard. “We couldn’t be prouder to honor them at this high-level event.”
Handfuls of celebrities and sports figures will visit the pier for the fundraiser, with Maria Shriver
and Los Angeles County Supervisor candidate Bobby Shriver attending as honorary chairs. Since
1997, Pier del Sol has raised nearly $8 million, benefiting and changing the lives of more than
17,000 Special Olympic Southern California athletes.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
www.sosc.org/pierdelsol or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.502.1137.
Co-presenting sponsors for the event are Liner LLP, Wells Fargo and Westfield.
About Special Olympics Southern California
Founded in 1969 by Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson, Special Olympics Southern
California offers opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-
round sports training and competition. More than 17,000 athletes and 15,000 coaches and
volunteers take part in 12 Olympic-style sports. For more information, visit www.sosc.org