WHAT: The Los Angeles Lakers will be honored at Special Olympics Southern California’s 40th “ Birthday Bash”. Lakers legends Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy will represent the Lakers, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Honorary Chair and California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver, will also attend.
Festivities also include an appearance by the Laker Girls and an exclusive opportunity to take a photo with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Championship trophy. A birthday “cake off” competition among top bakeries has also been added to the VIP Brunch, which features 35 of LA’s top restaurants. A family event, participants will enjoy unlimited rides, game booths, silent auction and entertainment. For additional Pier del Sol information, please visit: http://www.sosc.org/pierdelsol2009pr.htm
Los Angeles restaurants participating in the brunch include Angelini Osteria/ La Terza, Clementine, The Grill/ Daily Grill, Tanino Ristorante Bar, Sunset Restaurant and Beach Bar, Pinks, Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream and others.
WHO: Join confirmed guests Maria Shriver, Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Jerry West, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Jim Hill, Rafer Johnson, Tami Farrell (Miss California, USA), Carrie Prejean (Former Miss California), Brandon Molale, Wynne Wharff, CC Perkinson, Christine Devine, Morgan Weirich, Scott L. Schwartz, Jo DeLaRosa, Daniel Curtis Lee, Malik Barnhardt, and more……
About Special Olympics Southern California: In 2009, Special Olympics Southern California celebrates 40 years of changing lives through the power of sport. Special Olympics offer opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-round sports training and competition. Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with other athletes, their families and the community. For more information about how to compete, volunteer, coach or donate to Special Olympics Southern California, visit http://www.sosc.org/.
WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2009
MEDIA CHECK-IN: 9:00am
RED CARPET ARRIVALS: 10:00am – 11:30am
PIER DEL SOL HOURS: 10:00am to 2:00pm
General Admission: $45 per ticket includes unlimited rides, 8 game booth tickets & a meal coupon for Pacific Park’s Food Plaza.
VIP Brunch and Unlimited Access: $150 per ticket for adults and children over age 5 (package of 5 tickets for $500) Includes unlimited rides and 12 game tickets and a special VIP Brunch prepared by L.A.’s top restaurants.
WHERE: Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park, Santa Monica, CA
FOR INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES, TALENT SUBMISSIONS, MEDIA SUBMISSIONS, CONTACT:
Steven Yamin 310-413-3339