“Click! Art Captures Sport,” a gala fundraiser presented by the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) and hosted by the newly reopened Legendary Ice House in Pasadena—thanks to the generous support of owner and Lakers co-owner Johnny Buss—will take place on Thursday, April 13, at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include a moderated discussion panel with Lakers Legends Michael Cooper and Byron Scott and Dodgers Legend Orel Hershiser, an exhibition of works by renowned veteran sports photographers Andrew D. Bernstein and Jon SooHoo, and a silent auction featuring Bernstein and SooHoo’s work and Dodgers and Lakers memorabilia. Music will be provided by The Gold Line Jazz Collective.
Bernstein, the official NBA photographer for more than four decades and co-founder of the sports content platform, “Legends Of Sport,” is the recipient of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award and co-author of “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play,” a collaboration with late NBA great Kobe Bryant, featuring Bernstein’s photography over Bryant’s 20-year career.
Like Bernstein, Jon SooHoo, the official photographer of the Dodgers since 1985, has a vast portfolio of work encompassing major sporting events across the country spanning NFL and MLB games, Super Bowls, and World Series.
Proceeds will benefit the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
Note: Guests must be 21 and older. Tickets: VIP $250 (Private reception including Legends, drinks & food), General Admission $75 (No-host bar & food). All attendees will receive a commemorative gift bag with branded items from the event beneficiaries.
The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. (Parking available in paid lot across the street.) Ticket and event information: sopasartscouncil.org