San_Francisco - Friday, April 22, 2005
|Recap: Basketball VIPs Come Out for Support in San Francisco|
|He's tall, he dunks, he's got a soft touch, he's the face of Reebok, he pitches for Apple, and now he's coming...to a theater near you! Dream League and APEX bring you a special advanced screening of The Year of the Yao. This documentary takes an inside look at Yao Ming as it follows him from Shanghai to Houston, where he must morph into a world famous celebrity sports figure who bridges the cultural, athletic, and political differences between East and West. Year of the Yao reveals how he dealt with the pressures of being a rookie while knowing that he had the hopes of 1.2 billion people back at home riding on his shoulders. That's a tall task, even if you stand 7'6". A Fine Line Features release.|
"...very good! Yao and Colin were fun to see together and
Shaq and Charles were great co-stars...recommend it!"
— Darryl Howerton, ESPN Magazine
"...it's Yao's gentler collisions with...new culture — hilarious teammates, Fortune Cookie Night at an opponent's stadium — which give
THE YEAR OF THE YAO its substantial charm."
— Sean Farnel, Toronto International Film Festival
*** TICKET INFO ***
VIP Reception, Movie Screening, and Raffle Ticket: $15.00
Items to be raffled include a Yao jersey and bobblehead
GROUP PURCHASES OF 10 OR MORE RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT
Ticket sales are limited to an attendance of 300,
so save your spot now!!!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
PAYPAL/CREDITCARD ORDERING HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN. A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE BOX OFFICE STARTING AT 6:30PM. SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! CALL 415-377-7722 FOR ANY QUESTIONS
|WHEN:|| Friday, April 22, 2005|
7:00PM VIP Reception
The Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
INVITED V.I.P. LIST:
Join prominent local former and current athletes and broadcasters from the Golden State Warriors and other local pro/semi-pro/college D-1 teams and networks, sports writers, San Francisco city officials, Asian American celebrities and community leaders.
Sponsorship tables and ad placement in the event program, subject to time constraints, are encouraged and prices are negotiable. Please contact us at email@example.com for details.
All net proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will go towards Dream League programs.
Dream League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization whose mission is to educate, train, and improve the GPAs and college admission rates of disadvantaged minority youth from low-income neighborhoods. With only 7% of California high schools meeting minimum academic performance standards and just 50% of African-American males earning high school diplomas, Dream League channels the general popularity of the team sport of basketball towards a greater societal goal.
We train and employ youth on how to operate basketball leagues in a structured, high-quality, and professional business-like manner for adults, including a nationwide community of Asian Americans. We create self-reinforcing, perpetual, symbiotic relationships, making the community more receptive to assisting underprivileged kids who are growing up in neighborhoods with socioeconomic challenges.
San Francisco Pilots
CURRENT V.I.P. LIST: (alphabetical, these are either confirmed or in progress via formal invitation) Jim Barnett, Warriors broadcaster; Jim Brovelli, former head coach Washington Wizards and current A.D. at College of Marin; Ric Bucher, ESPN.com; Roy Byrd, former Harlem Globetrotters player; Lou Campanelli, former Cal head coach; Oliver Chin, author of Tao of Yao;
Dick Davey, Santa Clara University head coach (recruiting commitments); Baron Davis; Bill Duffy, Yao Ming's agent (out of town); Mike Dunleavy; Joe Ellis, former Warrior great (out of town); Heather Fong, SF Police Chief; Adonal Foyle (out of town); Bob Giron, USF Hall of Fame; Ron Grant, owner of San Jose Spiders; Kazumi and James Hasegawa, owner of San Jose Skyrockets; Janny Hu, SF Chronicle; ImaginAsian TV; Tim Kawakami, SJ Mercury News; Patrick Kwok, Mayor of Cupertino; Cappy Lavin and Willie Wong; Steve Lavin, ESPN.com and former UCLA coach; Fiona Ma, SF Board of Supervisors; Raj Mathai, NBC-11; Sophie Maxwell, SF Board of Supervisors; Mayor's Office of San Francisco; Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell, legendary streetball player from Oakland; Troy Murphy; Mayor Gavin Newsom; Mickael Pietrus; Rick Quan, KPIX; Parimal Rohit, owner of SF Pilots ABA; Nate Thurmond, former Warrior great (schedule conflict); Trace Dog, CMC-TV; Carroll Williams, legendary coach of Santa Clara University (schedule conflict)