Dancing the night away with Kristi Yamaguchi

May 27, 2010 2:40:19 PM PDT
Up close with Kristi Yamaguchi. How she juggles work, family and success while giving back to the community!

Upcoming event information:

Kristi Yamaguchi's Dancing The Night Away
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kristi Yamaguchi, Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Evan Lysacek, Natalie Coughlin, Chelsie Hightower, Jane Seymour, Anna Trebunskaya, Jonathan Roberts, Bay Area radio icons (and event emcees) Don Bleu and Renal Brooks-moon, Dick Bright Orchestra, local celebrities, professional athletes and more.

Proceeds from the 2nd annual Kristi Yamaguchi's "Dancing the Night Away" event will benefit the Always Dream Foundation.

Founded in 1996 as a 501c (3), Non-Profit, Public Charity, Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation was established to support organizations that have a positive influence on children.

Since its inception, the Always Dream Foundation's primary focus is to support a diverse range of programs designed to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children and adolescents.

Hilton Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, California, 94102

For more information, visit www.alwaysdream.org

About Kristi Yamaguchi:

She was born on July 12, 1971. She was raised in Hayward, California. Kristi was 10 years old when she started working with her coach Christy Kjarsgaard Ness.

When Kristi was older, she became an ice skater for the United States Olympic team. Between the years of 1986 and 1989 Kristi skated in pairs with her skating partner Rudi Galindo but in 1990 she concentrated on singles.

Kristi went to the 1992 Olympics and brought home the Gold Medal. In the same year she won the World Championship and United States figure skating titles, she also won 3 times for favorite female athlete in the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, after that Kristi won many other medals.

Kristi was the Gold Medalist in figure skating at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. She was World Champion twice, in 1991 and 1992, and U. S. National Champion in 1992. Kristi was also U.S. National Pairs Champion twice, in 1989 and 1990, before deciding to focus on singles.

In 1988, she won the World Juniors Championships in both singles and pairs. Husband Bret Hedican is a National Hockey League defenseman (2001-Present) with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was a member of the 2005-2006 team that won the Stanley Cup. Hedican also was a member of the 2006 USA Olympic Men's Hockey Team.


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