The Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions
Doc Rivers, keynote speaker and Los Angeles Clippers head coach

Make the first meal of your day an Olympic one. Join us at the 2015 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions on June 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Cal State Long Beach Student Union Ballroom (map).

This breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. We are excited to have Doc Rivers, President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers as our keynote speaker.

To purchase tickets, please visit our Tickets page.

For more information, please contact Maureen Barclift at or 562.502.1135.

Event Highlights

  • Parade of Champions: Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson leads Special Olympics athletes, U.S. Olympians, and notable sports professionals to open the event
  • Inspiration: Special Olympics Parent Speaker
  • Keynote Speaker: Doc Rivers - Head coach and senior VP of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Clippers

Humanitarian Award

This year's recipient is Cyndi Martinich, a Los Angeles Unified School District coordinator of adapted physical education. Cyndi has been instrumental in the success of our Special Olympics Southern California School Games Program.

This award is given to a person who exemplifies the qualities of Special Olympics Southern California's co-founder Rafer Johnson. This includes an ability to inspire others and a commitment to those in need.

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Become a Sponsor

Contact Maureen Barclift at or 562.502.1135.

Training for Life

All proceeds from the Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions directly benefit Special Olympics Southern California.

Special Olympics enriches the lives of more than 17,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Your generous support helps fund Special Olympics programs in your community. Every dollar raised through this tournament not only provides free year-round sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities, but also gives them empowerment, joy, and improved health.

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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