Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation Gala featured Grammy Award-winning musician and songwriter Sarah McLachlan at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on October 8th. The celebration marked 20 years of ADF provided literacy programs for underserved local children. Funds raised help ADF reach over 1,900 young students in 22 schools.
Gala co-chairs Judy Davies and Nadyne Orona, along with honorary chairs Karen and Ronnie Lott, welcomed some 450 supporters including actress Mariel Hemingway. Sports stars in attendance included Golden State Warrior Adonal Foyl, former San Francisco 49ers Jesse Sapolu, Keena Turner and Eric Wright, and San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondowloski, Owen Nolan and Bret Hedican. From the ice skating world, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton served as the emcee, Olympic silver medalist Rosalyn Sumners and Olympic hopeful Karen Chen.