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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, October 16, 2015

Local Firefighters to Host Inaugural “Fired Up for Special Olympics” Dinner


October 5, 2015 — Special Olympics Southern California-Santa Barbara Region invites the community to attend their First Annual “Fired Up for Special Olympics” Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the Casa De La Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra Street. The event will be hosted by the Santa Barbara County Firefighters AND City of Santa Barbara Firefighters who have graciously volunteered to prepare and serve a Santa Maria-style barbeque dinner to benefit the Santa Barbara Area Special Olympics year-round athletic programs.

The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Catherine Remak of KLITE’s “Gary and Catherine in the Morning” and Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Brian Fernandez will serve as emcees for the fundraiser dinner.

Proceeds will benefit the 500+ local children, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities that gain access to Special Olympics Santa Barbara’s life-changing year-round sports training and competitions.

Other local businesses showing their support are: Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash, Hutton Parker Foundation, CenCal Health, Marborg, Village Properties, Southern California – Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 620, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Coca Cola, and Jordanos.

Tickets to the “Fired Up for Special Olympics” dinner are $100 for individuals and $175 for couples.

All contributions are tax deductible and attributed directly to support the programs for our local Special Olympics Southern California-Santa Barbara Region.

Contact

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Gina Carbajal, Regional Director, Southern California Special Olympics – Santa Barbara at (805) 884-1516 ext. 103 or gcarbajal@sosc.org.

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