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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2001
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Tony Gwynn, Doug Flutie, and the IMA Hero™ Bears Raise Money for Special Olympics Southern California

Special Olympics Southern California announces its fifth annual Pier del Sol fundraiser to be held on Sunday, October 21, 2001, from 10am - 2pm at Pacific Park on the historic Santa Monica Pier, in Santa Monica, California.

Families, corporate supporters, and celebrities, such as professional skater Tony Hawke and "VIP" television star Natalie Raitano, will join Special Olympics athletes in this fun-filled day of thrilling rides, celebrity-run game booths, swing dance music, gourmet food, and more.

A silent auction booth will be accepting bids on autographed memorabilia signed by personalities such as Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi, Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres, Doug Flutie of the San Diego Chargers, Robin Ventura of the New York Mets, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Tony Gwynn, Doug Flutie, Robin Ventura, Senator Kennedy, and the cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" have signed personalized hang tags for the IMA Hero™ Bears for the silent auction. The IMA Hero™ Bears have been donated by StarRise Creations, a San Diego based educational company that teaches children about "Heroes in History."

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster at (213) 480-3232. Ticket prices are $25 general admission, $70 VIP ticket, and $300 VIP package. Funds raised by the event will support the year-round programs of Special Olympics Southern California, which serves more than 10,000 children and adults in eleven Southern California counties.

More information is available from StarRise Creations at (858) 453-5789 and www.imahero.com/specialolympics.html

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