FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 3, 2001
Tony Gwynn, Doug Flutie, and the IMA Hero
Bears Raise Money for Special Olympics Southern
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.
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
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."
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."
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.
is available from StarRise Creations at (858)
453-5789 and www.imahero.com/specialolympics.html