Special Olympics on Parade

Join us on Sunday, April 19 for an evening that will inspire your spirit, warm your heart, and invigorate your passion for Special Olympics! All donations given through this event will benefit the 1,700 athletes who participate in the Orange County sports training and competition program.

For more details, contact us at orangecounty@sosc.org or 714.564.8374.

Event Highlights

  • Parade of Champions
  • Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Athlete Entertainment
  • Inspirational Speakers
  • Betty Belden Palmer Award for Outstanding Athlete: Tony Briones
  • Madeline Evans Humanitarian Award:
    Ticky Gorin
  • Lifetime Leadership Award:
    Patrick McClenahan


The event includes a silent and live auction including the popular wine center, travel packages, golf, hotel stays, and dining. A complete list of items will be released closer to the event date.

Dress Code

Smart casual.

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Meet Our Athletes

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Training for Life

All proceeds from Special Olympics on Parade directly benefit Special Olympics Orange County.

Special Olympics enriches the lives of nearly 1,700 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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