2023 Celebration of Heart









BE MOVED at this year’s Celebration of Heart.

Break Barriers. Ignite Futures. Change Lives.

The 2023 Celebration of Heart is at a new location, Pier 27, melding together the beauty of San Francisco with the transformational power of sport. Explore movement and mobility as a form of healing the mind, body, and spirit. Connect with adaptive athletes, learn about CAF’s impact in Northern California and beyond, and dance the night away after you dine on epicurean delights. 

Tickets $500 / Tables Start at $5,000 


DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 12, 2023 from 6-10PM

ADDRESS: Pier 27, Upper-Level City View Room: 27 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Dress is Cocktail Attire
Hosted Bar
Tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and buffet action stations
Seated Dessert and Program
DJ & Dancing
On-site Parking and Complimentary Valet

    Athlete Tara being present on her yoga mat


    In 2022, CAF has seen a 9% increase in grant requests and a 20% increase in equipment costs limiting its ability to fulfill its mission, to provide opportunities to support people with permanent physical disabilities, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. Science shows that daily movement, even light to moderate activity can drastically improve memory, mental clarity, and emotional regulation. That’s where you come in. Your contributions to CAF and willingness to spread the word will put more adaptive athletes on a path to healing through sport.

      Be Joyful

      According to The World Health Organization and the Center of Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC) 1 in 6 people around the world and 1 in 4 in the United States live with a disability in environments that weren’t created for inclusivity.

      Be Joyful

      The National Alliance on Mental Illness states that people with disabilities are three times more likely to live in poverty and earn a median income one-third less than those who do not have a disability.

      Be Joyful

      Adults with disabilities experience frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities, according to the CDC.

      Sydney Barta athlete story

      UIC states that teens with disabilities are up to 5 times more likely to suffer from mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders than adolescents without disabilities.


      Pier 27 in Sn Francisco, CA

      Experience CAF’s stylish and spirited Celebration of Heart at our new state-of-the art contemporary venue, Pier 27. Featuring 22,900 square feet of floor-to-ceiling windows, guests will gaze in awe at the stunning views of the Bay Bridge, the Financial District, and Coit Tower, while reveling in the vast, limitless space, and collective opportunity to change lives.

      Expand your perspective and knowledge of CAF’s mission, as you absorb captivating athlete stories of strength, determination, and joy. Mix, mingle, and move to the music with influential change-makers in the Northern California area.

      See the world through the lens of an adaptive athlete. Learn to pedal a bike with your arms. Embrace the energy of Celebration of Heart and treasure the transformational power of sport.

      Tickets $500 / Tables Start at $5,000 

      For general questions or to learn more about sponsoring Celebration of Heart, contact Katie Wood, Chief Special Events Officer or call 858-210-3502.