Both of Tom Cruise's exes joined Olympians and celebrities to raise funds for the Special Olympics

By Matthew Cole Weiss
Updated February 22, 2015 10:40 AM
Credit: INF; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

It was all glamour and glitz at the usually sweaty Equinox Sports Club Lounge in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon when some of Hollywood’s biggest stars showed up to support the 2015 Special Olympics at the annual Gold Meets Golden event.

This year’s bash was hosted by Nicole Kidman and stars like Katie Holmes, Gina Rodriguez, Matt Bomer dropped by the event to raise funds for athletes participating in the Special Olympics Games this summer (which will take place in Los Angeles).

Though Holmes, 36, and Kidman, 47, were not present on the red carpet at the same time, they both individually posed for photos with Special Olympic athletes and met gold medal winning icons, such as Nadia Comaneci, Bart Connor and Mark Spitz.

When asked what’s harder – to win a gold medal or an Oscar, Kidman told reporters, “Oh definitely a gold medal!”

Also on hand to support the cause was Maria Shriver whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968.

“We’re always involved as a family,” Shriver said. “There’s no day when we’re not involved in this. They’re regular people who have the same dreams, same hopes, same desires as you and I.”

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, also showed up, mingling between sports stars like Terrell Owens and iconic diver Greg Louganis.

“When I was training, on our rest days, we’d go to the movies. So here we get to meet people we’ve seen in films and all that,” Louganis told PEOPLE at the party. “And the actors get to meet us whom they’ve seen in the Olympics. It’s a mutual admiration. It’s so great.”