In anticipation of our upcoming Plunges that are taking place in February and March, we conducted a contest and invited people to submit names for our new plunge critters.
The contest was promoted on our social media outlets and we received some incredibly creative names for our penguin, walrus, seal and bear! Everyone was then invited to vote for the best of the best, and we are proud to introduce Chilly the Penguin, Wally Walrus, Sally Seal and Frost E. Bear!
Join us at your favorite Applebee's for a fun evening!
Between September 15 and September 23, 2015, Applebee's restaurants will be hosting Law Enforcement Torch Run Tip-a-Cops all over Northern California. Join Law Enforcement personnel when they come together with Special Olympics athletes for an evening of food, fun and awareness about Special Olympics. Law Enforcement personnel volunteer as celebrity waiters, delivering food and drinks with their "tips" donated to Special Olympics.
The World Games Flame of Hope is welcomed to California by the Governor and Lt. Governor.
In a prestigious ceremony on the steps of the State Capital and flanked by Law Enforcement personnel from around the world, Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom spoke about the significance of the Flame of Hope and Special Olympics and the honor bestowed on California to be hosting the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The Special Olympics World Summer Games takes place in Los Angeles, July 25 through August 2, 2015.