Newport Beach Hometown Special Olympics

Unity Torch Walk, Mini-Hoop Shoot Challenge & BBQ by Newport Rib Co.

Thursday, May 9, 6-9 pm

Newport Beach Civic Center, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach

Let the Celebration Begin!

The Special Olympic Torch will be coming to Newport Beach for the 2nd Annual Unity Torch Walk. Join Special Olympic athletes, partnered with police, fire, city council, recreation & senior service, city officials and local community members in a show of unity, as they make the 3/4 mile loop through the art trails passing the torch to one another as a symbol of inclusion and diversity. The walk concludes at the Civic Center as we march though a band, cheerleaders and fans ready to kick-off a night of celebration.

Join us for an exciting evening with live music, craft beer, fine wines and BBQ. Get ready to cheer on your favorite team in the Mini-Hoop Shoot Challenge with local city officials and community members partnered with Special Olympic athletes, as they battle it out to see which team will be named Kings of the Court and Hometown Heroes for Newport Beach Hometown Special Olympics.

4 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Nothing But Net

Mini-Hoop Shoot Team

$375/team

  • Select 4 players to compete on the team
  • An additional Special Olympic athlete will be assigned to your team
  • All 5 players will compete in the Mini-Hoop Shoot competition
  • Each team will automatically be entered into the Hometown Hero Fundraising Challenge
  • Each player receives entry to Torch Walk & BBQ

REGISTER A TEAM

Run & Gun

Table & Mini-Hoop Shoot Team

$750/team

  • Select 4 players to compete on the team
  • An additional Special Olympic athlete will be assigned to your team
  • All 5 players will compete in the Mini-Hoop Shoot competition
  • Each team will automatically be entered into the Hometown Hero Fundraising Challenge
  • 10 entries to Torch Walk & BBQ + 1 reserved table for the 10 attendees.

REGISTER A TEAM

Competition Specifics

  • Each team member gets 5 shots
  • The challenge will be held on mini-hoops. Nothing but net and fun!
  • Each basket will be tallied by an Official Scorekeeper
  • The top 4 teams with the highest scores will enter a sudden death shootout
  • Top team will be crowned The Mini-Hoop Shoot Challenge winner with a check of $2500 made in their name to benefit Special Olympics Orange County

Hometown Hero Fundraising Challenge

The team raising the largest amount of donations to their team will be named the winner of the Hometown Hero Fundraising Challenge and will receive a perpetual trophy with their name engraved. After your register, you can create your own Hoop Shoot Team online fundraising page!
View instructions on how to create, edit & promote your page.


REGISTER A TEAM

Point Guard

Torch Walk Participant

$70/person

Entry fee includes:

  • Torch Walk through the art trails adjacent to Newport Beach Civic Center
  • BBQ Celebration including beer, wine, soda, food & live music
  • Hoop Shoot Challenge spectator

REGISTER

Alumni Supporter

Torch Walk

$70/person

Can’t attend? You can still purchase a ticket and donate it back. We’ll use those extra tickets to invite additional athletes and family members from Special Olympics to participate in the event.

REGISTER

How Your Donation Helps


We’ll be raising money in support of the over 652 Special Olympics athletes that call Newport Beach home. Sign up for the Torch Walk or Hoop Shoot Challenge, buy a ticket to the party or simply make a donation. Our athletes will inspire you with their fierce determination to do their best and the joy they bring to life and competition. Be a part of something special.

Learn more about how we change lives.


Thank You Sponsors

City of Newport Beach
NB Police
NB Police
Newport Rib Co
CRR
Barley Forge
Kalfayan Merjanian
Madison Grove
Rodney Strong
Titan
United Sports