One of the most exciting events for residents of Southern California was the Los Angeles Olympic Games In 1984. The handball games were played at California State University, Fullerton, marking the first time that an actual Olympic event had taken place in Orange County. J. W. Mattman of J. Mattman Security, a local Fullerton company, was selected to provide security for the 82-day run by Olympic Torch Relay Sponsor, AT&T. Fullerton College paid $3,000 to purchase one kilometer of the torch relay for the 1984 Summer Games of the XXIII Olympiad. The torch relay started on May 3rd from Mount Olympus in Greece and ended on July 28th for the opening ceremony in Los Angeles.