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October 2022 S4EA Newsletter

Published monthly for athletes, families, friends, volunteers, coaches & other supporters of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Editor: Walter Jackson.

Message from S4EA Executive Director Walter Jackson

Based on CDC Guidelines, S4EA is opening our fall sports (bowling, flag football, floor hockey, and volleyball) in September. Halloween SPORTS Camp is back on October 7-9 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. S4EA has scheduled Bunco Lunch on Saturday, November 12 at new S4EA Office (8380 Vickers St. #E, San Diego 92111) from 12noon-2pm. Get your vaccine & booster now to be safe to play our sports. Check out the rest of the Newsletter or call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more information.

S4EA Bunco Lunch Sat Nov 12 at New S4EA Office (8380 Vickers St. #E, SD 92111)

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes presents Bunco Lunch on Saturday, November 12 at new S4EA Office (8380 Vickers St. #E, San Diego 92111) from 12noon-2pm. Because it’s safer outside, we will eat lunch at noon & start playing at 12:30pm outside by the S4EA office. Tickets are $20 to cover the cost of lunch, soft drinks and two rounds of tournament play. If interested in playing Bunco, winning prizes (most wins, most losses & most Buncos) & supporting S4EA, call 858-565-7432.

SD Parks & Recreation - Therapeutic Rec. Services

 

San Diego Parks & Recreation (SDP&R) – Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) provides therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with any type of disability. Over the years TRS has been supporting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes in obtaining contracts for the use of San Diego City Recreation Facilities (gyms & fields) through a SUP agreement which ended in March. SDP&R-TRS is now co-sponsoring activities at SD City Facilities so that S4EA athletes and volunteers also need to register with SDP&R-TRS. S4EA athletes need to either register on-line with SDRecConnect.com or register at the first practice with SDP&R-TRS. The facilities that S4EA uses in the fall are Park de la Cruz-Volleyball/Floor Hockey Mon (Code: 102968), Morley Field-Flag Football Wed (Code: 102969), and Kearny Mesa Gym-Floor Hockey Jr. Thu (Code: 102970).

Halloween SPORTS Camp Oct 7-9, 2022 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista

 

S4EA SPORTS Camp on October 7-9 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista offers a general program of camp & sports activities. Join in the fun trick-or-treating, visiting the Nature Center, going on a Hayride, playing various sports, dancing, showing your talent at the Talent Show, and participating in various other camp activities. Athletes spend 2 nights in cabins under the guidance of chaperones/camp counselors. Persons with disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches & supporters are all welcome to join S4EA at camp.

The S4EA SPORTS Camp Registration Fee is $195 per person to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc. Mail Fee & S4EA Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to S4EA (8380 Vickers St. #E, SD, CA 92111). A non-refundable deposit of $75 will reserve your spot in S4EA SPORTS Camp. Everyone attending SPORTS Camp must turn in a COVID-19 Waiver of Liability Form. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, S4EA would like everyone participating in S4EA activities to have been vaccinated.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, SPORTS Camp will be run a little differently. Activities will be spread out more. Groups maintain social distance from other groups while still seeing other S4EA families & friends. Meals will be held outdoors. Transportation will not be available because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Campers must be brought directly to Green Oak Ranch which is only a 35 minute drive from San Diego. Limited spots available because of the pandemic.

S4EA has received Vendor Approval from SD Regional Center for SPORTS Camp (PQ8659). Please contact your Regional Center worker to apply & get approval for Campership.

A Family Rate Special is available. For more info, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432 or go to S4EA website at www.s4ea.org.

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Chaperones Needed

Volunteers ages 18 & over are needed to chaperone for Halloween SPORTS Camp October 7-9 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. Family & friends are welcome to chaperone. No experience needed. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to sign-up.

20th Anniv. Guacamole Bowl

Save the Date - Feb 25, 2023

The Guacamole Bowl will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this coming year. Come join in on the celebration on February 25, 2023 from 10am-2pm at the Balboa Park Club. Taste the Guacamole from champions from the past 20 years.

What To Do To Get Vaccine

The Delta Variant of COVID-19 spread rapidly and the Omicron Variants spread even more quickly. Getting the vaccine and then the boosters when eligible is the best way to keep from getting the virus & going to the hospital.

Anyone 6 months and older can now get a vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and 100% free. Sign up for your appointment today and join the millions who are putting an end to this pandemic. Some websites to help find vaccines:

 

If you need help getting the vaccine, contact S4EA at 858-565-7432 to get COVID vaccine at Vincent Pharmacy.

 

To keep our athletes & others safe, please continue to social distance & wear a mask when near other people. S4EA opened our outdoor sports last summer & opened some of our indoor sports last fall. Get your vaccine & booster now to be safe to play our sports.

S4EA Practices–Please do the Following During COVID-19

  • Download Athlete Registration Form & COVID-19 Waiver of Liability Form from S4EA website, fill out/email to S4EA

  • Do not come if you are sick

  • Check temperature (if above normal, don’t come to practice)

  • If have COVID, isolate at least 5 days & wear mask 10 days

  • Wear a facemask indoor to help protect everyone & especially our athletes with disabilities

  • Get your vaccine/boosters & be safe to play our sports

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Welcome to S4EA

S4EA is a San Diego based sports program serving athlees with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult. Learn more about S4EA.

Sports Opportunities

S4EA offers over 20 sports in 4 sports seasons. Sports practices & tournaments in basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, flag football, floor hockey, ice skating, soccer,  softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball & more.

Coronavirus

How to stay safe during COVID 19.

Getting your vaccine & booster.

S4EA has opened indoor & outdoor sports that met all Guidelines.

Support Us

Support S4EA with AmazonSmile, United Way, Ralphs, community giving, donating, or volunteering.

Register in S4EA

Athlete Registration Form

COVID-19 Waiver of Liability

Pay Registration Fee

Volunteering

S4EA needs your help.

Volunteer as coaches.

Volunteer on projects.

Fundraising

Raise Money for S4EA at fun events such as Pancake Breakfast, Bunco, Gucamole Bowl, Golf Classic & "A Taste 4 SPORTS".

SPORTS Camp

Experience a weekend of fun & excitement at SPORTS Camp. Play sports and do traditional camp activities (crafts, hiking, dance, talent show).

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CDC Sports Recommendations

 

Based on CDC recommendations to help stop the spread of COVID-19 & especially the Delta & Omicron variants, S4EA would like everyone participating in S4EA activities to have been vaccinated & boosted.

 

.S4EA Fall Season

S4EA has opened up our indoor & outdoor sports that met all CDC Guidelines (depends on COVID-19 status). Click here for Athlete Registration Form & COVID-19 Waiver of LiabilityContact S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more updates. Once you are ready, athletes/volunteer coaches come join us in the following sports: 

Sport Practices

Bocce                

Tue         5:30-7:00pm         Morley Bocce Ct (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) ending Sep 13 [League Play] (Code: 101430)

Thu         5:30-7:00pm         Brengle Terrace Park (1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista 92084) ending September 15

 

Bowling          

Sat          11am-1pm            Bowlero Chula Vista (845 Lazo Ct, Chula Vista 91910)-$9 for 2 games [League Play]

Sat          11:30am-2pm       Parkway Bowl (1280 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon 92020)-$6 for 3 games (call Sue to register)

Cycling            

Sat          1:15-3:30pm         Various Locations [see calendar, S4EA website, coach for more info]

Oct 1                                    Crown Point to South Mission

Oct 8                                    No Ride

Oct 15                                  Liberty Station around San Diego Bay (take 2pm ferry, return 4:45pm)

Oct 22                                  Rancho Penasquitos Dog Park ride along Route 56 bike trail

Oct 29                                  West Hills Park on Mast Blvd to Santee Lakes

Flag Football

Wed      5:45-7:15pm         Morley Field Athletic Fields (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) ending Oct 19 (Code: 102969)

Thu        5:00-6:00pm         Palomar Elementary (300 E Palomar St., Chula Vista 91911) ending Oct 20 

                                            South Bay Practice cancelled until further notice. Call coach Rodney at 619-920-7015 for info.

Floor Hockey

Mon      6:30-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) [League Play] (Code: 102968)

Thu       4:00-5:30pm         Kearny Mesa Rec Center (3170 Armstrong, San Diego 92111) [Jr] (Code: 102970)

Thu       6:00-7:30pm         Bostonia Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia, El Cajon 92021) 

Ice Skating

Wed       3:45-4:45pm         San Diego Ice Arena (11048 Ice Skate Place, SD 92126) Skating Cancelled until Further Notice.

Volleyball     

Mon        5:30-7:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) League Play] (Code: 102968)

Fri           6:30-7:30pm         Boys & Girls Club-Vista (410 W California Ave, Vista 92083) starting October 7 

Workout-Hikes/Exercise

Limitless Adventures is a volunteer-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides outdoor recreational experiences for people with disabilities. Their current programming consists of hikes and nature walks & operates within the Greater San Diego Area. For more info, go to: https://www.limitless-adventures.org/ - Upcoming events: Hike-Oct 22

Wear Masks Indoor. Get your vaccine & boosters now. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more updates on COVID.

S4EA Tournament & Event Dates 

Oct 7-9     Fr 4pm-Su 4pm S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp - Green Oak Ranch, Vista

Oct 23      9am-3:30pm      S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Sports Festival - Morley Field Bocce Courts Passive Areas #2 & #4  

Nov 12     12noon-2pm      S4EA Bunco Lunch - New S4EA Office at 8380 Vickers St. #E, SD 92111

Nov 19     9am-4pm            S4EA Volleyball Tournament - Balboa Park Activity Center  

Dec 3       9am-5pm            S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament - Park de la Cruz & Mid-City Gym 

Dec 4       4-6:30pm            S4EA Holiday Party - Eagles Aerie  

Dec 11     9am-1pm            S4EA Bowling Tournament - Bowlero Chula Vista  

Feb 25     10am-2pm          S4EA Guacamole Bowl - Balboa Park Club