Powerful. Transformative. Extraordinary.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Celebration of Heart is a tribute to our dreamers—honoring the strength and resilience of the athletes who aspire to reach new heights. And to those who have the heart to help them turn dreams into reality.

Meet remarkable athletes, learn their stories, and feel their passion. See how CAF opens a world of opportunities to those with physical disabilities, cultivating communities through programs, mentorships, and coaching; funding the equipment that makes participation possible; and, most importantly, providing unwavering support.


DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 31, 2024 from 6-10PM

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


An immersive evening meeting CAF athletes and honoring their achievements
Tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and buffet action stations
Hosted bar
Seated Dessert and Program
DJ & Dancing
On-site Parking


Cocktail Attire

Celebration of Heart Co-Chairs:
Kristin Roth DeClark & Karl Peterson

Allison Caccoma & Alan Shanken
Lotte Toftdahl & Ryan Goldman

The Extraordinary Power of a Dream


To empower people with physical disabilities through sport is truly life-changing—both for the participants and for those who make that participation possible.

The results are extraordinary. But so is the need.

Insurance doesn’t cover most adaptive sports equipment and people with disabilities are:

  • 3x more likely to live in poverty.
  • 5x more likely to suffer emotional health disorders.


When you find it in your heart to support CAF, you provide more than just equipment and services, you also give confidence, better physical and emotional health, a sense of purpose, acceptance, and, most importantly, community. CAF saw:

  • 20% increase in equipment costs.
  • 9% increase in grant requests.

Most journeys begin with a dream. The power of dreams is undeniable…sparking passions and igniting enthusiasm.

Your support helps make dreams come true.

Buy your tickets today. 

If you have any questions please contact our Events Team.

Introducing this year’s auctioneer, Best-selling author and podcast host:
Lydia Fenet

Lydia Fenet is the founder and CEO of the Lydia Fenet Agency, a boutique agency representing best-in-class charity auctioneers. Over her two-decade-long career, Lydia served as the Global Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships for Christie’s and reshaped the fundraising landscape as the world’s leading charity auctioneer. She has single-handedly raised over one billion dollars for more than 800 organizations and broken down countless barriers for women in the auction industry. Widely recognized for her poise and power onstage, she has stood alongside celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Matt Damon, and Jerry Seinfeld to raise record-breaking donations for the most notable charities across the globe. 

Lydia is the author of two best-selling books, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You & Claim Your Confidence as well as the podcast host of Claim Your Confidence in collaboration with Rockefeller Center. Her first book was optioned by Netflix in 2022 for a series that will be produced by Chernin Entertainment starring Kiernan Shipka as the lead.

Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally to speak to companies about unlocking their sales potential, empowering people in the workplace, and the art of public speaking. You can follow her auctions, antics, and anecdotes on Instagram @LydiaFenet.