Special Olympics events set

May 8, 2012

A county-wide fundraising effort for Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County begins today with local law enforcement officers acting as “celebrity waiters” at a series of dinner and raffle events.

Proceeds will go to local Special Olympics athletes for their year-round training programs.

The opening “Tip-A-Cop” barbeque dinner is in Paso Robles, with two separate seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue.

On Wednesday, the event shifts to San Luis Obispo, in the Madonna Inn Expo Center, 100 Madonna Way, with seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

A single-seating is scheduled in Morro Bay Friday, at 5:30 p.m. at Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way.

The Quarterdeck Restaurant at 1500 Branch Way will host a similar event  in Arroyo Grande on Wednesday, June 6, with seatings from 5-8 p.m.

Tables cost $150, individuals $20, and children, $5.

The annual Pismo-to-Pozo Motorcycle Ride to benefit Special Olympics is set for June 3, starting with breakfast at Huckleberry’s Restaurant, 300 Five Cities Drive, starting at 9:30 a.m. A ride shirt, lunch at Pozo, live music by the Mean Gene Band, and a raffle are planned for the day.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Stephanie Hennessey or Jody Watty at sanluisobispo@sosc.org.



  1. BeenThereDoneThat says:

    Besides being a great cause, here is the other thing I like about the organization and why I have contributed for a number of years to them.

    When a lot of charities that call me at home, I will ask how much goes to administrative and how much to charity. Most charities, 80% goes to overhead with remainder to charity. Last week a cancer charity called and 90% went to administrative.

    Now here is what I like about special olympics. 12% goes to administative. 88% goes to the charity!!! It is one of few that I have been able to find, where my money goes to the cause and not get lost in overhead.

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