Japanese American National Museum
Special Events

2014 Gala Dinner, Silent Auction & After Party - Evolving Pastimes: Connecting Generations & Communities through Sports


Saturday, April 12, 2014
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

5 p.m. – Silent Auction & Seafood Reception
Co-hosted by American Fish & Seafood Co. and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

7 p.m. – Gala Dinner & Program

9:30 p.m. – After Party
A Young Professionals Network Event
At the X-Bar
Sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
An opportunity to network with friends and colleagues following the close of the formal Dinner program

The National Museum’s mission is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. The 2014 Gala Dinner will explore how sports evolved through generations of Japanese Americans to become a significant part of the larger cultural fabric of America.

We will celebrate athletes and sports personalities who not only made an impact at the highest levels of competition but helped forge enduring bonds—from the Nisei who sought normalcy through during the dark days of camp through sports like football, baseball, and basketball to the phenomenal growth of Japanese American leagues after the war.

The 2014 Gala Dinner theme Evolving Pastimes: Connecting Communities & Generations through Sports will be an evening of enlightening stories of history making men and women who took sports beyond play to inspire, unite, elevate, and shape who we are as Japanese Americans.

Watch our promo video on YouTube >>


Sponsorship Opportunities
For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, Gala Dinner Journal ads, and table sponsorships information, download the Dinner Sponsors Menu.

We are also seeking donations for our Silent Auction. Download the form >>

For more information about the 2014 Gala Dinner, e-mail, or call 213.830.5669. The dress for this evening is formal attire optional.



    Valet ($17)
    Drop-off and pick-up in front of hotel main lobby (Avenue of the Stars entrance).

    Self-Park ($12 pre-pay upon entrance)
    From Avenue of the Stars, head west on Constellation Avenue, then make a left on to Solar Way (formerly MGM Drive). Proceed straight ahead to self-parking garage structure. Pedestrian walkway to Century Plaza Hotel is on the top floor (take elevators to Bridge Level).

    Map & directions to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel >>


    Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
    $195 / night (Saturday, April 12, 2014). Reservations can be made online or by calling 1.888.421.1442. Reference Japanese American National Museum 2014. Valid until March 22, 2014.


    American Airlines is the official airline of the Japanese American National Museum. Guests traveling to Los Angeles between April 9 – 15, 2014 can receive a 5% discount on American Airlines / American Eagle fares and have their ticketing fee waived, if booked on-line at Use PROMO CODE 6544BZ. AAdvantage members will get miles credited to their account if AAdvantage number is used when booking reservation.




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