There is this saying that “it takes a village,” and this project is no different. Over the years, numerous supporters have propelled Terasaki Budokan to where it is today, just shy of its overall $34 million goal. Join the movement to preseve Little Tokyo through sports and community by creating a fundraising campaign of your own and help us reach the finish line.
LA84 Foundation will match community campaigns up to $150,000. Please help us access these funds!
The Terasaki Budokan started as a community dream and quickly became a dream of Dean’s. During his time as the Executive Director of Little Tokyo Service Center, Dean managed to secure a site for the facility along with major seed gifts to get the project off the ground. Currently under construction, the Terasaki Budokan is scheduled to open in Spring 2020 and will be a day we can celebrate turning Dean’s dream into a reality.
In 1972, Alice, Robert and a few other families founded the Pasadena Bruins and were big supporters of youth sports. Alice’s family felt that it was only natural to create this tribute to perpetuate her passion for sports and athletics. Thank you for contributing in Alice’s honor and legacy.
The Terasaki Budokan is a living symbol of many of values that Denny and his beloved wife Julie shared to enriched their relationship – sports, youth and community. Please help us memorialize Denny Sunabe on the Budokan Major Donor Wall.
Monica Quan started her basketball career as a player in the Japanese American basketball leagues, Monica was on the path of becoming a collegiate basketball head coach before her life was tragically cut short. Please help us memorialize Monica Quan on the Budokan Major Donor Wall.
Philip Ito was an avid fisherman, had a love-hate relationship with golf, loved to travel the world and adored his grandchildren. Philip was also very supportive of the Japanese American community when unexpectedly passed away in 2017. Please help us memorialize Philip Ito on the Budokan Major Donor Wall.
Help us commemorate Bill & Ruth Watanabe’s leadership and commitment to the Little Tokyo community by making a gift towards naming the Terasaki Budokan Director’s Office in Ruth & Bill’s honor.
Judy Nishimoto Ota’s interest in community and affordable housing began in the late 60’s as an activist and Judy’s vision for preserving Little Tokyo’s history has had a profound effect on Little Tokyo Service Center. Please help us memorialize Judy Nishimoto Ota on the Budokan Major Donor Wall.
Seiji Isomoto was a firm believer of helping local youth and was responsible for creating several successful basketball and baseball programs for Japanese American youth. Please help us memorialize Seiji Isomoto’s contributions to the JA sports community with a special tribute banner (to be displayed inside the Terasaki Budokan gymnasium).
E-mail TeraBudo@LTSC.org if you have any questions about “third-party” fundraisers.