Pier del Sol benefit for the Special Olympics on the Santa Monica Pier October 9th, 2011

Event Information

Pier del Sol

A day of fun on the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park

Sunday, October 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. (map below)

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Join us at Pier del Sol: Viva La Fiesta as we honor Rob Friedman, Co-Chair and CEO of Summit Entertainment.

At this fun, family event, guests may enjoy spectacular cuisine from more than 35 of LA’s top restaurants, Pacific Park games and rides, and lots of activities all on the historic Santa Monica Pier.

Participants include celebrity guests, sponsors, supporters, and Special Olympics athletes and their families.

Benefiting Special Olympics:

All proceeds from Pier del Sol will benefit the more than 9,000 athletes of Special Olympics Southern California. Participation in Special Olympics empowers our athletes to become physically fit, productive and respected members of the community.

 General Admission tickets are $45 and include unlimited rides, eight game tickets, and a meal coupon for Pacific Park’s food plaza. VIP Coaster Tickets are $150 each or $500 for five tickets. VIP tickets include an amazing VIP Brunch prepared by LA’s top restaurants, unlimited rides, and 10 game tickets. Child VIP tickets are $50 (ages 5-12 and only available at the door). To purchase tickets online, please visit www.pierdelsol.org. For more information, please contact Maureen Barclift at mbarclift@sosc.org or 562.354.2605.

2011 Pier del Sol Honoree

Rob Friedman
Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO of Summit Entertainment has been a Special Olympics Southern California Board member for 16 years. Rob has also
served Special Olympics at the international level on the Board of Directors for the 2009
Special Olympics World Winter Games. Friedman’s career spans over 40 years having
held top-level posts at major studios including Vice Chairman of the Paramount Motion
Pictures Group and President of Worldwide Advertising and Publicity for Warner Bros.
Among many recent accomplishments, Summit Entertainment launched the worldwide
blockbuster film franchise THE TWILIGHT SAGA and won the 2010 Academy Award® for
best picture with THE HURT LOCKER.

Honorary Chair

Maria Shriver

Honorary Commitee

Leo and Ivy Chu
Rafer Johnson
Sherry Lansing
Barry M. Meyer
Bobby Shriver
Patrick Wachsberger

Event Planning Commitee

Anita Green, Co-Chair
Vivian Alberts, Co-Chair
Harriet Abraham
Jeff Adams
Sandra Atehortua
Sheila Azari
Elena Becerra
Tony Carpowich
Lily Casas
Brianna Castillo
Rina Chow
Chiselda Chua
Jen Colella
Jenny Collins
Jamie Cox
Arlene Dayoan
Paula Dobin
Diana Dowen
Jennifer Eisenberg
Kristen Flores


Christine Ford
Allison Foster
Rachael Foust
Brandi Friel
Andre Harris
Sonia Henkin
Clark Henson
Ron Hill
Wendy Krieger
Angela Matijasevic
Bill Nelson
Laureen O’Hara
Brittany Oliver
Olga Ortega
Patricia Oseniamodu
Ashley Park
Dinah Posner
Hellen Raney
Gina Ruelas
Susan Turner
Dolly Vergara
Brian Vu
Sean Yim

Maureen Barclift, Event Director

Schedule of Events

10 a.m – 2 p.m.


Hola and Welcome to Pier del Sol!

  • Brunch Area Open for VIP Ticket Holders
  • Pacific Park Rides and Game Booths
  • Cherry Hill Photo Booth – Main Stage Area
  • Sponsor an Athlete Booth – Main Stage Area
  • DJ Clark Kepple – The Sound Investment – Main Stage
  • Arts & Crafts – Pacific Park Cabanas
  • Captain Carl’s Mobile Tide Pool – Main Stage Area
  • Karaoke Booth – Pacific Park

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Live entertainment – Global Motion,
World Dance Company, Santa Monica College


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Silent Auction – Main Stage Area


11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Global Motion – World Dance Company, Santa Monica College and
El Mariachi Alas De Angel
Floor Show – Main Stage




Presentation to Pier del Sol Honoree – Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO, Summit Entertainment
Emcee – Frank Buckley – Co-Anchor KTLA Morning News
Main Stage


1 p.m.


Silent Auction Closed!


1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.


Global Motion, World Dance Company, Santa Monica College-
live on Main Stage


2 p.m. – 9 p.m


Pacific Park Open to the General Public

After 2 p.m., wristbands valid for the remainder of the day on rides only