Performing for Special Olympics Northern California

“Let me win. “But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” A few special moments from a very special event… What a joy to entertain at the Special Olympics Northern California 2024 Summer Games Opening Ceremony this weekend at Santa Clara University 🤗 This crowd was ELECTRIC ⚡️⚡️⚡️

I’m deeply passionate about backing the Special Olympics and always take every chance to support it! Over the years, I’ve been involved in numerous shows and fundraisers for the organization. Does anyone recall the time I performed “rapuggling” stunt above the Planet Hollywood Casino? 🤣 when the Special Olympics Northern California reached out, I was immediately intrigued and saw it as a perfect chance to contribute. Given my background, I quickly accepted, eager to support their cause and make a difference… I answered!

KRON 4 News‘ anchor Kyla Gronan hosted the event and did a phenomenal job. After our incredibly enjoyable pre-show interview, I now consider Kyla a new friend. Not many interviews lead to spontaneous dance parties!

The Special Report

I had an amazing time being featured on “The Special Report,” a fantastic YouTube series hosted by the talented athletes of Special Olympics Northern California. Kim, the host, was an absolute blast with her infectious humor that kept me on my toes! I can’t wait to watch the episode and relive all the unforgettable and entertaining moments that made the experience so special.

Another highlight for me was seeing my friend from Vegas, BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields OLY, rock his keynote! I brought him back on stage during my set to have some fun with me 🙂

Entertainer Jeff Civillico, Olympian Connor Fields, Special Olympics Athlete Kim
Going for the GOLD 🥇

Congrats to Jess Daugherty, Mei Lin Domanski, and the entire Special Olympics Northern California team on a fabulous event! From my what I saw online this weekend, the games were a smashing success and that makes me happy. Honored to have played a small role ☺️

I was blown away by this incredible testimonial!

“Strategic.  Kind.  Talented.  Smart (the “whip” kind).  Charismatic.  Tireless.  Spontaneous.  Creative.  Hard-working.  Did I mention KIND?!  And damn hysterical.

These are just a few words that come to mind when describing Jeff Civillico.  I had the sincere pleasure of partnering with Jeff this past weekend as my 2024 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games Opening Ceremony entertainment act!  Special Olympics NorCal has been hosting annual region-wide Summer Games events for nearly three decades.  And according to the delegation & fans, this 2024 Opening Ceremony was “THE best yet”.  And that’s thanks to Jeff’s hilarity, wit, charm, and warm heart.  (Way to raise the bar @Jeff!)

Jeff was so intimately & authentically involved in the planning of the event, as he wanted to ensure its success!  It’s rare to partner with an entertainer that is that flexible and open to ideas.  He genuinely cared about bringing a smile to each & every face in the audience…the Special Olympics NorCal Athletes, their coaches, their families, their volunteers, and their fans.  It’s hard to put into words how thankful and PROUD I am of his performance…not only because it was riveting, but because I now consider Jeff a friend.  A friend of mine.  And a friend of Special Olympics!  I’m lucky to know him as an entertainer, yes…but more importantly, as a person.

I mean…he not only almost missed his red-eye flight to his cousin’s wedding in order to squeeze one more bit into his act, but the guy balanced a massive police barricade on his chin, folks.  Enough said.

And thanks @Jeff for introducing us to yet another beautiful human being in Connor.  Your network of extraordinary people is deep.  Can’t wait to make magic with the both of you again!  Until then, good luck on that Olympic gold medal!   😉 Thanks for *doing something special* with us @Jeff Civillico… (…and for making your flight…)”

TV Interview on KRON4!

Is it bad if the anchor says, “This interview’s going really well,” in the middle of your media hit?? 🤣

Had so much fun chatting with Kyla Grogan on-air promoting Special Olympics Northern California’s 2024 Summer Games Opening Ceremony 🙌