A World of Difference

Join us on Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach for an evening that will inspire your spirit, warm your heart, and invigorate your passion for Special Olympics!

All donations given through this dinner and auction will benefit the more than 16,000 athletes and growing who participate in the Southern California sports training and competition program.

For more information, please contact Maureen Barclift at mbarclift@sosc.org or 562.502.1135.


This event features one of the largest auctions in Long Beach with more than 300 items. Auction items include unique experience items, travel packages, culinary and wine, sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, theater tickets and much more. A complete list of items will be released closer to the event date.

Event Highlights

  • Silent & Live Auction
  • Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Entertainment
  • Inspirational Speakers


Purchase Tickets

Tickets will go on sale by the end of the year. Please check back at a later date.

Become a Sponsor

Contact Maureen Barclift at mbarclift@sosc.org or 562.502.1135.

Meet Our Athletes

Watch stories about how your donation changes lives by visiting our Athlete Profiles page.

Training for Life

All proceeds from A World of Difference directly benefit Special Olympics Southern California.

Special Olympics enriches the lives of more than 16,000 athletes and growing 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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