About the Event

About the Event

The mission of the Billie Jean King & Friends Gala is to enhance the student-athlete scholarship program for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at Cal State LA. Event proceeds support current scholarships and provide long-term stability for the Billie Jean King and Joe Shapiro scholarship endowments. This year, Cal State LA, Billie Jean King and friends are proud to honor:


Steve Garvey

National League MVP and 10 time All-Star

L.A. Sports Legend Award


George L. Pla ’72

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cordoba Corporation

Joe Shapiro Humanitarian Award


With a special tribute to

James M. Rosser

President Emeritus, Cal State LA

photo of Billie Jean King