The Santa Monica Pier and The Lobster restaurant have launched an eBay auction to benefit the Special Olympics of Southern California.
In honor of the pier’s Centennial Celebration on Sept. 9, the auction features a dinner for six at The Lobster with exclusive VIP viewing of the centennial fireworks show. The Lobster’s premier location at the top of the pier provides an ideal view for the first fireworks spectacular over Santa Monica Bay in nearly 20 years.
As part of the once-in-a-lifetime package, Olympic decathlon gold medalist Rafer Johnson will meet and greet the auction winner to personally express gratitude for the charitable contribution.
Also included are six general admission tickets to the 13th annual Pier Del Sol event on Oct. 4, which features a day of free rides at Pacific Park, arcade tickets and lunch. The Los Angeles Lakers will be honored at Pier del Sol, represented by Lakers legends, such as James Worthy.
The “Birthday Bash” will also include Special Olympics athletes and celebrities on the pier to celebrate 40 years of the transformative work of Special Olympics Southern California.
“Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s visionary movement, Special Olympics, has reached an important milestone in Southern California this year with its 40th anniversary celebration,” said Bill Shumard, president/CEO for Special Olympics Southern California. “It is meaningful that we share this significant observance with the Santa Monica Pier as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.”
The charity auction will be live on eBay until Aug. 30 when the winner will be announced.