Sports Spectacular


  • Sports Spectacular Fellows Event
    Date for 2015 to be announced.
  • Sports Spectacular Women’s Luncheon
    Date for 2015 to be announced.
  • Sports Spectacular
    Date for 2015 to be announced.
    Event Details

Founded: 1986

Who we are:  More than 80 volunteers, from the worlds of sports, entertainment, business, law, and civic life. Whether "in the paint," on the gridiron, in a boardroom or a courtroom, we've got the right moves.

Our purpose: Each year we host a one-night event and auction that shines a light on genetic disorders, bringing together leaders from investment banking, entertainment, law, and sports to honor athletes who belong in any hall of fame and to raise funds to solve some of the cruelest mysteries of human health — genetic birth defects. For a quarter century, each Sports Spectacular has been a sellout, as we gather to salute athletes from Muhammad Ali and Joe DiMaggio to Kobe Bryant and Lisa Leslie.

Accomplishments: Funds raised by our annual event support the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute. The Institute’s mission is a powerful one: to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of genetic disorders from mental retardation to cystic fibrosis, dwarfism to deafness. The Institute also targets adult diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes, with a focus on genetic testing.

What’s next: We are investing in the next generation of spectacular research and clinical talent. Each year, through the Sports Spectacular Fellowship Endowment, we give five deserving physician-scientists the opportunity to make vital research contributions within their respective specialties.

Learn more: or call (310) 858-9217