This year, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation held its inaugural family-friendly gala: the Red, White and Blue Ball on April 30th, 2016 at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. An Olympic-themed event benefiting the Foundation’s Always Reading literacy program, providing underserved classrooms with 21st century technology. Learn more at:



Award-winning journalist, anchor and reporter, Thuy Vu was the event’s fun and fabulous emcee, introducing Sambaxe (SF’s famous samba dance troupe), Alphabet Rockers, US Olympic Ping Pong Player Lily Zhang and many more! A fun-filled evening, especially for the children with craft stations and entertainment for the family, surrounded by the amazing Cal Academy exhibits.




An international food village and Jelly Belly candy station provided a variety of tasty treats. Golden State Warriors glory added to the excitement with the Larry O’Brien’s Trophy on display for photo-ops, the GS Warriors Cheerleaders greeting the guests and GS Warriors’ resident DJ D Sharp rounded out the party. Another wonderful and impactful event produced by White Rain Productions in conjunction with the Always Dream Foundation. (Learn more at

Special thanks to Pete Sittnick for his help with securing some great restaurant participation.