Inaugural Event a Success

In just a few short weeks this summer, the PierPride team garnered over $106,000 in financial support, thanks to visionary sponsors who acted quickly and decisively to demonstrate their commitment to this important cause. Having exceeded our fundraising goals, we’ll be embarking on our first major project—professional painting of the pier—in just a few months.  On August 25, we gathered at the Casa Romantica to thank our sponsors for their support with a special symbolic event.  

Just past sunset, the group at the Casa raised their lighted cell phones as a signal to hundreds of San Clemente High School students who were lining the rails of the pier.  In turn, they lit their phones and pointed them to the Casa.  This show of solidarity from the youth in our community symbolizes the commitment that PierPride, our sponsors, our partners, and the community at large share in our goal to preserve the Pier experience.

To learn more about the event, watch the City’s "Around the Town" video below, or read the coverage in our local media, the OC Register and the San Clemente Times.  To keep up on PierPride events, join our email list.