Each year, Extra Special People brings together members of the community with the children and families it serves for one special night: Big Hearts. It’s an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the abilities of some of our community’s most big-hearted individuals, while leaving their disabilities in the wings.

Big Hearts will reach near and far through a hybrid event! We will stream a virtual talent show with our star participants, including themed watch boxes to cheer on participants while you watch at home! Then, we’ll welcome our community back in person at a red carpet, silent auction, and gala the same premiere weekend.

Watch last year's stream HERE.

Our Talent Show:

Big Hearts gives the opportunity to watch 35 contestants show off their talents and abilities in fun-filled “talent show” where they are celebrated not for who they aren’t, but who they are. This is a heart-warming event you won’t want to miss!

How to Support:

Virtual Experience
individuals & families

Before tuning in to the show on February 11, purchase a watch box that includes Big Hearts merch and special touches from our performers. Then, support during the show by giving in the People's Choice Award! 


The night following the big show, dinner and dancing return to The Classic Center for a black-tie gala event on February 12. Purchase a table of ten to generously support ESP and all that Big Hearts represents! 

Silent Auction
from anywhere

Support ESP by browsing a collection of items including experiences, services, art, memorabilia and more. Anyone can bid on items from their phone and have them shipped to their home. The Silent Auction will go live February 1!