Special Olympics So Cal Pier Del Sol on October 12th, 2014 in Santa Monica- Preview, Tickets

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

Los Angeles.

“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 mbrien@sosc.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