Pint-sized Yachts – Titanic Rewards!
Join us in Downtown Los Angeles for this fun community event where ingenuity, enthusiasm, paper, water, and wind will combine to raise money for a wonderful cause.
Along with the race, participants compete in a nautical costume contest, enjoy live entertainment, eat tasty treats from local participating restaurants (Pink’s Hot Dog, Border Grill, and Ben & Jerry’s!), and bid on silent auction items.
|Date:||Thursday, June 25, 2015|
|Time:||Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Sailing starts at 5:30 p.m.|
|Location:|| City National Plaza Fountain, 5th and Flower Streets in Downtown Los Angeles
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|Entry Fees:||Student – $10 per boat
Non-student/Individual – $35 per boat
Company – $50 per boat
The Budokan of Los Angeles is the realization of a community dream to revitalize Little Tokyo as a unique cultural gathering place by bringing the energy of community sports and activities to Little Tokyo. The planned 38,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose sports and activities center will include a gymnasium, community space, and a roof top garden with a jogging track. It will feature an array of sports (basketball, volleyball & martial arts), special events, cultural performances, major tournaments and programming for all ages. It will provide a place for opportunity, a place for the community, and a place for the future.
Walk-up registrations are welcome! We hope to see you there, mates!
If you would like to support this fund raising tradition, you may donate a silent auction item to the 2015 Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge. The silent auction is the main fundraising tool for this event.
The auction will be hosted at: www.32auctions.com/ppyc2015. All of the money raised goes directly to the beneficiary, Budokan of Los Angeles, a project of Little Tokyo Service Center.
What a wonderful way to give back to your community and garner some publicity as well. We offer four sponsorship levels.
.:: Become a Corporate Sponsor (pdf) ::.
Costumes are fun!
There will be awards for the best nautical costume. Come dressed up as a sailor, pirate, fetching wench, navy officer, marooned island survivor, or ??? Bring the kids!
Our “open” competition is a separate race for boats which do not fit the “paper only” criteria. Please see the rules for specifics.
More about the Psomas Paper Yacht Challenge.