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September 2023 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

S4EA is running our summer season sports in bocce, bowling, cycling, softball, swimming & tennis. The fall season sports of flag football, floor hockey & volleyball start in September.  Join S4EA at the Pancake Breakfast on Sat Sep 23 at S4EA office. S4EA is offering a COVID Vaccine Clinic on Sat Sep 30 at S4EA office. S4EA Fall Halloween Sports Camp is scheduled for Oct 13-15, 2023 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. 

Check out the rest of the Newsletter or call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more information.

S4EA Pancake Breakfast Sat Sep 23 at S4EA Office

S4EA has scheduled an Outdoor Family Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 23 from 8-10am at S4EA Office (8380 Vickers St. #E, San Diego 92111). The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice & coffee for $10 per person. A raffle will be held. An Athlete Council meeting will be held at the end of the pancake breakfast to discuss upcoming Athlete Council Activities. Come join S4EA at our Pancake Breakfast. For more info, call S4EA at (858)565-7432. ​

S4EA COVID Vaccine Clinic

Sep 30 at S4EA Office

 

Recently more & more people have been getting COVID due to the new COVID strain that is very contagious. A new COVID vaccine has been approved and is expected to be available in the latter half of September. SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is partnering with Champions for Health as well as the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to offer these COVID shots on Saturday, September 30 from 10am-2pm at the S4EA office (8380 Vickers St. #E, SD 92111). Come get the new COVID vaccine shot and protect yourself from the new COVID strain. In addition to the new COVID vaccine, we may have a variety of other vaccines available, including the flu vaccine, RSV, etc. Call ahead to S4EA at (858)565-7432 to confirm September 30 date and to sign-up for COVID Vaccine Clinic.

S4EA Administrative Assistant

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is creating a new Administrative Assistant position at the S4EA office. This person would be a part-time employee with an emphasis in assisting with Finances along with assisting with the administration of the S4EA program. Click here for Job Description. Click here for Job Application. If interested, please contact S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Halloween SPORTS Camp Oct 13-15 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista

S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp on October 13-15 at Green Oak Ranch (1237 Green Oak Rd, Vista 92081) 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 $300 per person to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc.  A non-refundable deposit of $95 will reserve your spot in S4EA SPORTS Camp. Mail Fee & S4EA Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to S4EA (8380 Vickers St. #E, SD, CA 92111).  S4EA has received Vendor Approval from Regional Center for SPORTS Camp (PQ8659). Please contact your Regional Center worker to apply & get approval for Campership. 

 

For safety reasons, SPORTS Camp will be run as follows: 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. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, S4EA is offering the new COVID vaccine at a clinic on Sep 30. S4EA will give COVID tests upon arrival. Transportation will not be available. Campers must be brought directly to Green Oak Ranch which is only a 35 minute drive from San Diego. Limited spots available.

Partial scholarships and Family Rate Specials are available. For more info, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432.

Halloween SPORTS Camp

Chaperones Needed

Volunteers ages 18 & over are needed to chaperone for Halloween SPORTS Camp October 13-15 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. Family and friends are welcome to chaperone. No experience needed.

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to sign-up or get a S4EA Volunteer Application for SPORTS Camp Chaperone.

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 has ended. 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: 109773), Morley Field-Flag Football Wed (Code: 109774), and Kearny Mesa Rec Ctr-Floor Hockey Jr. Thu (Code: 109775).

S4EA Practices/Tournaments – Guidelines 

  • Download Athlete Registration 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 in large groups/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 athletes 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, 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 United Way, Ralphs, community giving, donating, or volunteering.

Register in S4EA

Athlete Registration Form

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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Current Sports

.S4EA Summer & Fall Season

Sport Practices

Bocce                

Tue        5:30-7:00pm         Morley Bocce Ct (2221 Morley Field Dr, SD 92104) ending Sep 12 [League Play] (Code: 107977)

Thu        5:30-7:00pm         Brengle Terrace Park (1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista 92084) ending September 21

Bowling          

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

Sun Sep 10 & 17 11am-12:20pm Mira Mesa Lanes (8210 Mira Mesa Blvd, SD 92126) -$8 for 1 game, Call Cathy 949-922-3441

Cycling

Sat         1:15-3:30pm         Sep 2-No Ride, Sep 9-Balboa Trolley Station take trolley (buy 1-way ticket) to UCSD & ride back

                                            Sep 16-De Anza to Fiesta Island, Sep 23-Crown Pt to S. Mission, Sep 30-Plaza Bonita to So. Bay

                                             Oct 7-No Ride, Oct 14-Mast Park-Santee to Santee Trails, Oct 21-Liberty Station around San

                                             Diego Bay (take 2pm ferry, return 4:30pm), Oct 28-Miramar Lake around lake x 2

                                            [see calendar, S4EA website, coach or call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more info]

Flag Football

Wed      5:45-7:15pm         Morley Field Athletic Fields (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) start Sep 13 (Code: 109774)

Floor Hockey

Mon      6:30-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) start Sep 18 [League Play] (Code: 109773)

Thu        4:00-5:30pm         Kearny Mesa Rec Ctr (3170 Armstrong, SD 92111) various sports start Sep 21 [Jr] (Code: 109775)

Thu        6:00-7:30pm         Bostonia Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia, El Cajon 92021) starting September 21 

Fri          5:30-7:30pm         Parkway Com. Ctr. (373 Park Way, CV 91910) start Sep 22[Tm 1 5:30-6:30pm/Tm 2 6:30-7:30pm]

Softball  

Wed      5:45-8:30pm         Morley Softball Fd (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) ending Sep 6 [League Play] (Code: 107978)

Tue        5:00-6:30pm         Palomar Elementary (300 E Palomar St., Chula Vista 91911) ending September 5 

Sun        6:00-7:30pm         Breeze Hill Park (645 S. Melrose, Vista 92081) ending August 27 

Swimming 

Sat         10:00-11:30am     La Mesa Pool (5100 Memorial Dr., LM 91942)-$5/session (swimmers only) [The Pool is open from Saturday August 26-September 30]

Tennis             

Mon      6:00-7:00pm         Barnes Tennis Center (4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego 92107) ending August 28 

Volleyball     

Mon      5:30-7:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) start Sep 18 [League Play] (Code: 109773)

Tue        6:00-7:00pm         Boys & Girls Club-Vista (410 W. California Ave, Vista 92083) starting October 3

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-Sep  30 & Oct 21

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to confirm summer & fall sports information.

S4EA Tournament & Event Dates 

Sep 10      9am-5pm             S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament - Morley Field in Balboa Park 

Sep 23      8-10am                 S4EA Pancake Breakfast - S4EA Office 

Oct 13-15 Fr 4pm-Su 3pm   S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp - Green Oak Ranch in Vista

Oct 21       9am-3:30pm        S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Tournament - La Jolla Country Day School 

Nov 18      9am-4pm             S4EA Volleyball Tournament - Balboa Park Activity Center 

Dec 2        9am-5pm             S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament - Park de la Cruz & Mid City Gym  

Dec 3        4-6:30pm              S4EA Holiday Party - Eagles Aerie 

Dec 10      9am-1pm             S4EA Bowling Tournament - Bowlero Chula Vista

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