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.

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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.


Yes, they are one of the FEW that not only do great work for their cause, but do it in a manner of less administrative costs.


Most charities are a business of scaming John Q. Public, where their top executives wear expensive suits and drive the latest high-end automobiles. A sucker is born every minute.