"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

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Alternative Fundraiser to

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

 

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" is an annual gala fundraiser benefiting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes, a non profit SPORTS program for people with developmental disabilities.

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would normally be hosting our 13th annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, May 28th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at the Balboa Park Club in beautiful Balboa Park for 350-400 guests. However, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, S4EA cannot hold a fundraising event with several hundred guests. Therefore, S4EA is having an Alternative Fundraiser to “A Taste 4 SPORTS”. Because “A Taste 4 SPORTS” is our largest fundraiser, S4EA needs your support now more than ever for this Alternative Fundraiser.                       

By donating, S4EA can provide the same high level programming once the Pandemic is over. For more information, please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

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Reminiscing About 2019 & Prior "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraising Events

 

The 12th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser took place on May 30, 2019 at the Balboa Park Club. Reservations were $60 per person which benefitted a truly extraordinary SPORTS organization SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes which in 12 years has already served 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities in over 20 separate sports. "A Taste 4 SPORTS" is a unique event that features food from some of San Diego's best local restaurants, appearances by notable sports figures, music, a fabulous silent auction, and fun. Last year's event featured food and wine from 23 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Let us tell you about the food over the years – savor delicious dishes such as Sushi, San Diego's Best Spaghetti, Gourmet Dessert Pancakes, Empanadas, Authentic Street Tacos, Tomato Bisque, Exquisite Salad Cups, Rigatoni Creamona, authentic crusty French Bread, cheeses, home made pizza, toffee, a decadent chocolate fountain and much more.

Kris Dielman Videos Promoting 2018 Taste

Videos About

'SPORTS Persons of the Year'

2018 Honoree Chargers Kris Dielman talking about honoring Gulls Willie O'Ree at 2019 Taste

2016 Honoree SD Sockers Kraig Chiles

2015 Honoree Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi to be honored at Taste

2013 Honoree Monique Henderson talking about SDSU Basketball Coach Steve Fisher honored at 2014 Taste

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Program Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2020

6 - 8pm MC - Walter Jackson

 

6 - 8pm Videos Honoring our 'SPORTS Heroes of the Year'

(click on link of honoree to view video)

  • 2015 'SPORTS Man of the Year' Meb Keflezighi - Marathon Champion

  • 2016 'SPORTS Man of the Year' Kraig Chiles - San Diego Sockers Superstar

  • 2018 'SPORTS Man of the Year' Kris Dielman - San Diego Chargers Superstar

And also featuring:

Proceeds benefit S4EA

The proceeds from this Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" will benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes — a non profit sports program serving 1,400 athletes with disabilities ages 5 through adult in over 20 sports during 4 sports seasons.

Donations to the Taste Alternative Fundraiser gives donors a chance to win a variety of Door Prizes on May 28.

Interactive Postings on Facebook and Taste website during May. Post what you are eating that evening, show-off what you are wearing, give positive thoughts, etc.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS".

The fundraiser helped raise over $38,000 for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

More donations are always welcome.

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 Alternative Fundraiser to

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Video Presentation

S4EA Executive Director Walter Jackson is Master of Ceremonies

Zoom Door Prize Drawing with S4EA Athletes

 Video Presentation of

Steph Johnson & Isaac singing at "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

'SPORTS Persons of the Year' Videos

2019 - Willie O'Ree

Hockey Hall of Fame/SD Gulls

2018 - Kris Dielman

San Diego Chargers Superstar

2017 - Candice Wiggins

WNBA Basketball Star

2016 - Kraig Chiles

San Diego Sockers Superstar

2015 - Meb Keflezighi

Marathon Champion

2014 - Steve Fisher

SDSU Head Basketball Coach

2013 - Monique Henderson

Olympic Track Relay Gold

 

Please Donate to the Alternative Fundraiser to

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

 

We are inviting you to donate to our 13th Annual Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" during the month of May, with door prize drawing on May 28.

Reservations/Donations are $50 per person.
This donation helps support 1 S4EA athlete for 1 season when it's safe to resume practices.

Location: Stay Safe at Home & Practice Social Distancing.

Dress at home is casual.

Reservations/Donations give donors a chance to win a variety of Door Prizes on May 28.

Make Reservation/Donation

 

Reservations

1 Reservation $50.00 USD 

2 Reservations $100.00 USD

3 Reservations $150.00 USD

4 Reservations $200.00 USD

5 Reservations $250.00 USD

6 Reservations $300.00 USD

7 Reservations $350.00 USD

8 Reservations $400.00 USD

9 Reservations $450.00 USD

10 Reservations $500.00 USD                         

List Guests

Make your reservation online via Paypal. Pay with your credit card or your Paypal account.

Donation

Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, I am unable to attend, but would like to help now in supporting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes by making a tax-deductible contribution. Click on the Donate button and make a donation online.

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The Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs your Help!

You can help make the Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" a great success in 2020. We are in need of door prize items. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 - $10,000. 

 

Contact

Clara Downes
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432
FAX: 858-565-7431
Email: clara@s4ea.org

2020 Sponsors

 

Platinum Level ($10,000+)

  • Ahrens Family & Friends

Gold Level ($5,000+)

  • Nick Brumbach

Silver Level ($1,000+)

  • Brian Cox Mechanical, Inc.

  • Emil Ghio Family

  • Gibson Family

  • Richard Harris Family

  • Dorothy/Win Jackson

  • Jackson/Snowdall Family

  • Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

Bronze Level ($500+)

  • Alvarez Family

  • Benavidez Family

  • Mary & Rick Cunningham Family

  • Clara Downes

  • Geneva Financial

  • Teresa Gillaspy

  • Goldbaum Family

  • Idy Land Surveying

  • Maina Family

  • National Certified, Inc.

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Rathbun Family

  • Sonnenberg & Company, CPA's

  • Super Wash and Dry Laundromat

 

Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000 - Platinum

$5,000 - Gold Medal

$1,000 - Silver Medal

$500 - Bronze Medal

$100 - Blue Ribbon

Method of Payment:

  • Check to S4EA

  • Credit Card/Paypal

Sponsorship

The Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs your Sponsorship!

 

We would be proud to be counted among the wonderful agencies that your company so generously sponsors.

At our Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS", SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would like to recognize your contribution. The 'Sponsorship Opportunities' sheet outlines the various Sponsorship Levels and Sponsorship Benefits, including being listed in the Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" online program, print & social media advertising, invitation, flyer, free tickets to win door prizes, and being listed on the S4EA website and newsletter.

Online Sponsorship Registration

 

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Thank you for your support!

After click to Sponsor & Pay Button, please list the purpose of your donation:  "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsorship Level & Your Name 

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Restaurants

 

Support Our Local Restaurants, Caterers, Breweries & Wineries by ordering take-out, deliveries, or buying gift cards during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

*These supporters provided food & drink at “A Taste 4 SPORTS” last year. Please support them now by using take-out, deliveries, or buying gift cards during the Coronavirus Pandemic so that they may survive and be ready to bring food & drink at “A Taste 4 SPORTS” next year.

**Click on Food & Drink providers that are underlined to go directly to their website to put in your order for take-out or deliveries.

The Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs Your Donation of Restaurant Gift Certificates

 

Contact

 

Clara Downes
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432
FAX: 858-565-7431
Email: clara@s4ea.org

Videos of Restaurants
Doing Pickup/Delivery for S4EA Supporters

Walter Jackson doing take-out at Troy's Greek Restaurant

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Door Prize Drawing

 

The Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Door Prize Items!

Donations to the Taste Alternative Fundraiser gives donors a chance to win a variety of Door Prizes on May 28.

Door Prizes

  • Rick/Morty-Monopoly/Playmat/ Pickle Game by USAopoly 

  • Harry Potter-Clue/Scrabble /Trivial Pursuit by USAopoly

  • Roller Deluxe/Poker Assault /Million Dollars by USAopoly

  • Game of Thornes/Risk/Dealer Set/Outlander Figure by USAopoly

  • DC Figures Harley Quinn /Catwoman and DC Card Game

  • Ocean Painting by Joan Captain

  • Icy Pucky Game Signed by NHL Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree

  • Collectible Chargers Cooler

  • Panda Basket - assorted panda related items-Robin Harang

  • Handmade Wooden Tongue Drum by Dan Bailund

  • $50 Miguel's Cocina and Handcrafted Purse

  • Fused Glass Plate by Blue Dolphin Glass

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is a community based sports program serving 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult in San Diego County.

The purpose of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is to create enhanced opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their community.

SPORTS Pledge

I practice hard. I do my best...

I play with Pride.. You'll be impressed!

We are SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

For more Info Contact:

Clara Downes

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

9575 Aero Dr, Suite B

San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432

Fax: 858-565-7431

E-mail: clara@s4ea.org

Web: www.s4ea.org

Taste Organizing Committee

  • Tamara Ahrens

  • Nicole Alvarez

  • Nick Brumbach

  • Penny Castro

  • Mary Cunningham

  • Tim Daly

  • Harriet & Carl David

  • Clara Downes

  • Rose & Christina Duarte

  • Peter Economy

  • Paul Greer

  • Barbie Hager

  • Ray Hall

  • Kandyce Hampton

  • Walter Jackson

  • Randy Levinson

  • Adrian Lizano

  • Divina Malaqui

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Luann Nguyen

  • Lynn Pittman

  • Terry Poletto

  • Bill Randoll

  • Diana Rathbun

  • Nicole Sloane

  • Myra Snowdall

  • Matt Stickley

  • Angie & Nick Stein

  • Jennifer Styer

  • Marianne Tyler & Family

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) welcomes your contributions!

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

After clicking the Donate Button, please list the purpose of your donation:  Registration Name & Sport, Pancake Breakfast, "A Taste 4 SPORTS", Guacamole Bowl, Bunco, In Memory of, In Honor of, Donation, etc. 

Email: sds4ea@gmail.com

Phone: 858-565-7432

Address: 9575 Aero Dr #B, SD 92123

Registered Charity: ID #20-8886536

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