A World of Difference

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported A World of Difference on Saturday, March 22!

We hope you enjoyed your evening, won exciting auction items, and were inspired by the Special Olympics movement.

All donations given through this dinner and auction will benefit the more than 15,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Southern California's sports training and competition program.

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


  • Randy Gordon: President/CEO, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Meet the Honorees


Learn about the 2014 sponsors.


The event was one of the largest auctions in Long Beach with more than 300 items.

Auction items included unique experience items, travel packages, culinary and wine, sporting event tickets, signed memorabilia, theater tickets and much more.

View the auction items.

Event Highlights

  • Master of Ceremonies - Glen Walker, KTLA 5 Anchor/Reporter
  • Auctioneer - Randy Gordon
  • Entertainment - Kodi Lee, an aspiring musical phenomenon

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 15,000 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.

© 2008 - 2010 Special Olympics Southern California