Special Olympics on Parade - An Evening with the Stars
LA Angels pitcher Jered Weaver poses for a photo with Special Olympics athletes.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Special Olympics on Parade on Sunday, April 13 at the Anaheim Hilton! We hope you enjoyed your evening, won exciting auction items, and were inspired by the Special Olympics movement.

Due to the support of the community, we raised $350,000 for 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.


  • Joseph Gorin: Betty Belden Palmer Award for Outstanding Athlete
  • Barbie Hoyt, RS Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation: Madeline Evans Humanitarian Award
  • Jim and Jennifer Parks: Persons of
    the Year Award

Meet the Honorees


The event included a silent and live auction including the popular wine center, travel packages, golf, hotel stays, and dining. View auction items.


Learn about the sponsors who supported our event and athletes.

Event Highlights

  • Guest of Honor: Lauren Potter, from the TV show Glee
  • Music by DJ Willpower, aka William Pestolesi, Special Olympics athlete
  • Parade of Champions and athlete entertainment

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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