Santa Barbara City and County Firefighters Host “Fired Up for Special Olympics” Fundraiser on Oct. 22

Special Olympics Southern California, Santa Barbara Region will hold its second annual “Fired Up for Special Olympics” Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 22 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at Casa De La Guerra, 15 E. De La Guerra Street in Santa Barbara.

This year’s fundraiser event is hosted by the Santa Barbara County Firefighters and City of Santa Barbara Firefighters, who once again have graciously volunteered to prepare and serve a Santa Maria style barbecue dinner to benefit the Santa Barbara area Special Olympics’ year-round athletic programs. The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Knights of Columbus are also co-hosting the event.

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.

Tickets are $75 for individuals and $125 for couples. Proceeds will benefit the local children, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities who gain access to Special Olympics’ life-changing sports training and competitions.

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

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Gina Carbajal, Regional Director of Southern California Special Olympics – Santa Barbara at (805) 884-1516 ext. 103 or email

Tickets can also be purchased online at

Other local businesses showing their support are: Union Bank, Hutton Parker Foundation, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, UFCW Local 770, the Santa Barbara Foundation and Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

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