A World of Difference

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

You will have a chance to meet some of the 38 athletes representing Southern California at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

All funds raised through this dinner and auction will benefit the more than 17,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Southern California's sports training and competition programs.


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. View silent auction items.

Renowned Pop Fusion artist Eric Waugh will paint a Special Olympics-themed picture during the event.

Event Highlights

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Meet Our Athletes

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Training for Life

All proceeds from A World of Difference 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. Every dollar raised through this fundraiser 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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