Saturday, June 6, 2020

10:00 a.m. PST

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are providing an alternative experience to the in-person Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions. Please join us on Saturday, June 6 as we host a virtual Facebook Live program.

Breakfast with Champions will include many of the same mission rich elements including the Parade of Champions with "Volunteer" Champions partnered with Special Olympic athletes. You will hear from our athletes and a Special Olympics parents letting us know what your support means to SOSC families. This will be an abbreviated program without the commute and bring your own breakfast!

Our goal is to raise $150,000 to provide important health and wellness programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Facebook Live Virtual Program

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Message from Tom Stevens

Event Chair Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions and President and CEO of Los Angeles Capital Management

Rafer and I hope you are able to join us and continue your support through the Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions. Long-time supporter Stuart Matsuda and I have decided to match every dollar raised to $70,000 made up in our firm and personal contributions. Please consider participating by making a donation through our Sponsor an Athlete program. Donation of $100 and above will receive a limited addition commemorative 2020 Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions medal. Whether you give through your company or make a private donation, every dollar matters.

We launched the online Healthy Lifestyle Challenge on April 6 and to date have over 700 athletes and friends participating in daily activities to help athletes stay fit, eat smart, and have fun. Learn more about this program at To our athletes Special Olympics is more than a sports program, it is the centerpiece in their lives. We are making preparations for our next sports seasons so we are ready to act quickly when protective measures are lifted.

Thank you so much for being a part of the SOSC family. Our 38,200 athletes appreciate your kindness and generosity.

Virtual Event


Facebook Live event
June 6 at 10 a.m. PST

Event Info

Parade of Champions

FB Live Virtual Program



Tom Stevens
Rafer Johnson Breakfast With Champions Event Chair

Bill Shumard
Special Olympics Southern California President/CEO

Parent Speaker - Mark Levine

Athlete Speaker - Joshua Levine

Dustin Plunkett – Master of Ceremonies

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Become a sponsor of Breakfast with Champions


Sponsor an Athlete


For more information, please contact Maureen Barclift at or 562.502.1135