for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) welcomes your contributions!
on the links for information on our Sponsorship and Inkind Needs.
for Exceptional Athletes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (ID
contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
contributions can be made using your Credit Card or you can pay with checks.
may be made out to SPORTS and should be mailed to us at:
for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123
“A Taste 4 SPORTS” Gala Fundraiser August 1st at San Diego Hall of Champions
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is hosting our 6th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" gala fundraiser on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 6:00-9:30pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in beautiful Balboa Park. S4EA will be honoring Olympic track gold medalist Monique Henderson as our 1st Annual 'SPORTS Woman of the Year'. Reservations are $60 per person. For more information please call the S4EA office at 858-565-7432 or visit the website www.taste4sports.com.
“A Taste 4 SPORTS” is planning an exquisite array of silent auction items/raffles. We are in need of trips, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, and an array of other items to enhance the silent auction. Your donation of items are needed.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000, Bronze-$500.
Click here for Invitation.
Click here for Program.
Click here for Sponsorship Letter, Sponsorship Opportunities, Sponsorship Payment Form.
Click here for Restaurant Donation Letter, Restaurant Donation Form.
Click here for Silent Auction Donation Letter, Silent Auction Donation Form.
Click here for Wine Donation Letter, Donation Form.
Last year's “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on June 21, 2012 at the SD Hall of Champions was a great success with $60,000 made for S4EA. 350 guests had the opportunity to taste food and wine from over 20 restaurants, caterers, and wineries. “A Taste 4 SPORTS” included Master of Ceremonies Lynda Martin KOGO, music by 'The Rob Thorsen Quartet' featuring Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, a fabulous silent & live auction, raffle, food & drinks, and fun. Notable sports figures attending included Olympic track gold medalist Monique Henderson, World Boxing Hall of Famer Rodolfo "El Gato" Gonzalez, San Diego Sockers legend Juli Veee & special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride".
Click here for last year's KUSI promo of "A Taste 4 SPORTS".
Click here for last year's Auction & Raffle Items.
S4EA Thanks “A Taste 4 SPORTS” Event Sponsors
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes thanks the Event Sponsors at “A Taste 4 SPORTS” from last year's event on June 21, 2012 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park:
Medal Sponsors ($5,000+)
The Harris Family & Friends
Medal Sponsors ($1,000+)
Medal Sponsors ($500+)
The Cunningham Family
The Economy Family
Integrity Applications Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Miller & Milove
Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation
The Rathbun Family
The Yates/Julius Family
Brian Cox Mechanical, Inc.
Dillon Family Fund
The Glinatsis Family
The Jackson Family
National Certified, Inc.
Nooren Apartment Investments
David and Phyllis Snyder
West Coast Group Benefits
S4EA Thanks “A Taste 4 SPORTS” Food & Drink Sponsors
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes thanks the Food & Drink Sponsors at “A Taste 4 SPORTS” from last year's event on June 21, 2012 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park:
Applebee's Mira Mesa
Bread & Cie
Colors Gourmet Pizza
DiMille's Italian Restaurant
Jyoti-Bihanga Vegetarian Restaurant
Milton's Baking Company
O's American Kitchen
Pick Up Stix
PRP Wine International
Sushi on the Rock
Tam's Thailand Food
The Opera Singing Chef
Tina Rowe - Your Personal Chef
Troy's Authentic Greek Cuisine
S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser May 17th Makes $1,370 for S4EA
'Bunco' on May 17th at S4EA/North Shores Auditorium was a great success. $1,370 was made for S4EA from 'Bunco'. SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes presented 'Bunco' on Friday, May 17th at the S4EA/North Shores Auditorium (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) from 6-8pm. Tickets are $20 - which includes hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and two rounds of tournament play. Prizes are given for most wins, most losses, and most Buncos. This is a unique fundraising adventure that is fun for all. Click here for Bunco Flyer/Registration Form. Click here for Bunco Rules. If interested in playing Bunco, winning prizes & supporting S4EA, call 858-565-7432. The next Bunco fundraiser is tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 16th.
S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser April 20th Makes $1,000 for S4EA
The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser held on April 20th at Arc/North Shores was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle was held. Over $1,000 was made for S4EA.
The S4EA Athlete Council elections were held at the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. Congratulations to the following S4EA Athlete Council Officers: Kenyetta Pete (President), Nicole Alvarez (Vice President), Karly Koontz (Secretary), Barbie Hager (Treasurer), and Isaac Hernandez (Sergeant-At-Arms).
S4EA South Bay Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser April 28th Makes $2,300 for S4EA South Bay
The S4EA South Bay Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser held on April 28th at Arc/Starlight Center was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle was held. Over $2,300 was made for S4EA South Bay.
S4EA Guacamole Bowl Fundraiser February 23rd Makes $14,000 for S4EA
The 10th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” held on February 23rd at the Balboa Park Club was a great success. The Guacamole Bowl attracted more than 2,000 guests who tasted guacamole from 27 teams to help determine who makes the best guacamole. The Guacamole Bowl made $14,000 to benefit S4EA. The Guacamole Bowl is co-sponsored by San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services. Click here for Guacamole Bowl Program.
The team repeating as champions of the coveted Guacamole Bowl and avocado green jacket was the Hot Guac Cops-San Diego Police Department West (also Law Enforcement winner). The winner of the Kiwanis Division was Gurus of Guac. The winner of Open 1 Division was Cheese Enchiladas. The winner of Open 2 Division was Big Block-amole. The People's Choice winner was Gurus of Guac. Repeating as the Best Decor winner was Cheese Enchiladas. Thank you to everyone participating to make the 10th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge "Guacamole Bowl" the best ever.
Farmers Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament January 21-27 Makes $6,000 for S4EA
The Farmers Insurance Open PGA Golf Tournament held January 21-27 at the Torrey Pines Golf Course was a great success. Tiger Woods was back, not only winning the tournament, but also bringing the large crowds back. S4EA ran 2 concession booths during the week with part of the proceeds benefiting S4EA. Over $6,000 was made this year by S4EA. Last year S4EA made only $2,500, so the large crowds certainly helped S4EA.
S4EA 'Band Together' Fundraiser November 16, 2012 Makes $2,000 for S4EA
The S4EA benefit concert 'Band Together' on November16, 2012 at Tio Leo's-Morena was a great success. $2,000 was raised for S4EA. Future 'Band Together' benefit concerts for S4EA will be coming up. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 or go to the Band Together Website at www.bandtogethersd.com for more information.
S4EA Jelly-Jam-A-Rama Fundraiser October 20, 2012 Makes $1,300 for S4EA
The 1st Annual Jelly-Jam-A-Rama on October 20, 2012 at the Balboa Park Club was a great success. Over 100 people were given a bag of Einstein Bros. Bagels to taste the jellies, jams, marmalades, and conserves made from the 10 entrants. Celebrity judges included Mark Christopher Lawrence from the popular NBC series Chuck. In the final round the top vote getter was Matt Weathersby's Jalapeno Jelly who was awarded the Best in Show blue ribbon.
The winners of each category were the following:
Eddy Dunkel - Broken Pig Jam
Matt Weathersby - Jalapeno Jelly
Matt Weathersby - Fig Conserve
Matt Weathersby - Mandarin Orange Marmalade
Congratulations to all of the winners who received a year's supply of pectin from Pacific Pectin. Over $1,300 was brought in to S4EA from the Jelly-Jam-A-Rama.
S4EA When You Shop at Ralphs and Food 4 Less
and Food 4 Less make donations based on a percentage of the expenditures
of registered shoppers - at no cost to you!
Ralphs: You can participate in Ralph's Community Contribution Program by
linking your Ralph's Rewards card (available at check-out) to SPORTS
for Exceptional Athletes (NPO # 91123). Simply go to www.ralphs.com,
click Services then click on School Programs, then on Community
Contributions LEARN MORE and finally click on Participant ENROLL.
Then follow the easy online directions. If you use your phone number
at the register, call 800-660-9003 to get your REWARDS Card number
(you'll need it to complete the link).
*** If you have already linked your Ralph's Rewards card to S4EA,
you will need to go to the website and re-register after September
1, 2012 in order for us to continue earning funds. Or you can use
the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2012. ***
4 Less: Request a Community Rewards Card from SPORTS for Exceptional
Athletes. Then register your card online at www.food4less.com,
click on community rewards, then participants. Follow the easy online
directions. Our NPO # is 91123 (same as Ralph's).
S4EA ShopWithScrip Fundraiser
S4EA ShopWithScrip Fundraiser is the perfect idea for a Christmas present. Buy your giftcards from S4EA (ENROLLMENT CODE - 8B84696C31631) and the merchant will donate a percentage of the card's face value to us. Cards from many of your favorite stores, restaurants, and online retailers are available! For more information visit the webpage and click on 'family sign-up'. Or call S4EA at 858-565-7432.
Designate S4EA With Your United Way Or CA State Employees Gift
The United Way & California State Employees charitable workplace campaigns start soon. You can designate SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes to be the recipient of your United Way or California State Employees gift. All you have to do is give your United Way or California State Employees our full name & address: SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes, 9575 Aero Drive #B, SD 92123. Thank you for your support.
Giving Programs - Companies
companies have community giving programs and we need your help in
identifying some of these companies so we can reach out to them
for support for our programs.
companies also have matching gift and/or volunteer recognition programs
that allow employees to direct company donations to the charity
of their choice. Please check with your human resource department
contact Clara at 858-565-7432 or email@example.com if your company has a community giving, matching gift or volunteer
you for your support of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes!