This year marked the 40th anniversary of Irrelevant Week! On the evening of July 10, professional athletes, sports aficionados, special guests, and members of the Orange County community participated in an evening of fine dining and philanthropy at the Irrelevant Week All-Star Banquet at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
The dinner at the Balboa Bay Resort welcomed over 330 guests, along with members of the media. Prior to dinner, a silent auction featuring more than 100 items entertained guests, including donations from The Resort at Pelican Hill, Elite Island Resorts, NFL Network, and many others.
The event was the highlight of the week of activities celebrating the 40th “Mr. Irrelevant” Gerald Christian, the final player selected in the NFL Draft. Impressive silent and live auctions and a call-to-action donation netted more than $80,000 to support our mission and our charitable partners, Special Olympics Southern California and California Showcase.