The Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions

Rafer Johnson, Founder and Olympic Gold Medalist

Rafer Johnson HeadshotWe are proud to name Breakfast With Champions after Rafer Johnson. Rafer is a great friend and supporter of Special Olympics, an outstanding athlete, and a wonderful human
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The 2010 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions was Special Olympics Southern California’s premier Summer Games fundraising event, bringing leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. The Bickerstaff Family Foundation was the Presenting Sponsor (view all sponsors).

It was held on June 12, 2010 at California State University, Long Beach. Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks forward and 2010 U.S. Olympic Hockey Silver Medalist, was the Keynote Speaker.

The event featured Special Olympics Southern California's 2010 National Games Delegation, who won 15 medals at the games. The breakfast also honored Ed Arnold with the inaugural Rafer Johnson Humanitarian Award.

The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership made a special presentation, and Rick Mielke, television news reporter, was the master of ceremonies.

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For more information on the next Breakfast with Champions fundraiser, please visit or contact Maureen Barclift at or 562.354.2605.

Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by
Special Olympics, Inc. for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.

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