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July 2024 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 sports in bocce, cycling, soccer, softball, swimming, and tennis.  Picnic, party & play sports at the S4EA Summer Sports Festival on Sat July 13 at Park de la Cruz. Join S4EA at Bingo Bash on Sat Aug 17 at S4EA office. S4EA athletes & volunteers are looking forward to Halloween SPORTS Camp Oct 11-13 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. Check out the rest of the Newsletter or call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more information.

S4EA Summer Sports Festival Sat July 13 at Park de la Cruz

S4EA is bringing back the popular Summer Sports Festival on Saturday, July 13th to be held at Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) from 9am-3pm. Play a variety of sports such as Basketball, Bocce, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Futsal, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Quidditch, Soccer, Softball & Volleyball. The picnic will also include lunch, music, classic cars, relay races, fun & games, party time & socializing with your friends & family.

The SPORTS Festival is sponsored by SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes and co-sponsored by San Diego Parks & Recreation – Therapeutic Recreation Services (Code: 115154). Athletes with developmental disabilities, families, friends, coaches, volunteers, supporters, and others in the community are invited to play in our Sports Festival/Picnic. Join in the fun & games! Play as many sports as you want. There is no cost. To sign up or for more info, call SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes at 858-565-7432.

San Diego Wave FC

Donates Tickets to S4EA


The San Diego Wave FC has donated 50 tickets to the SD Wave FC vs Club America women’s pro soccer game at 7pm on Friday, July 26 at Snapdragon Stadium.

Tickets are all digital tickets. If interested in seeing our SD Wave women’s pro soccer team in action, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.


Go Wave!

Premier Lacrosse League

Donates Tickets to S4EA

The Premier Lacrosse League is offering complimentary tickets for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes to attend their professional lacrosse games on July 27th & 28th. The PLL is the only professional outdoor lacrosse league in the country and features the best players in the world in action packed and exciting games.


Click here for tickets

“A Taste 4 SPORTS” June 26 Raises Over $60,000 for S4EA

S4EA celebrated our 17th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" on June 26th from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club. S4EA honored San Diego Padres Pitching Legend Randy Jones as our 2024 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. Over 200 guests tasted food from 12 restaurants, listened to the music by the ‘Beatle Trax’ band & bid on fabulous silent auction items. Thank you to the 26 sponsors and over 75 auction donors who helped make “A Taste 4 SPORTS” a financial success with over $60,000 raised for S4EA. Thank you to everyone who participated.

“A Taste 4 SPORTS”

Food & Drink Sponsors

AleSmith Brewing Co.

Bread & Cie

CaliFino Tequila

Creative Ideas

Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos

MC Sweet Treats

Mimi's Kitchen

Pick Up Stix

PRP Wine International

Screaming Pete’s BBQ

Troy’s Authentic Greek Cuisine

We Be OB

Thank you very much for these restaurants, caterers, wineries, and breweries who provided the delicious food & drink at the 2024 "A Taste 4 SPORTS". 

“A Taste 4 SPORTS” 

Event Sponsors

Platinum Level ($10,000+)

  • Brian & Kimberly Cox

Gold Level ($5,000+)

  • Nick Brumbach

  • UDW

Silver Level ($1,000+)

  • Ahrens Family

  • Gillaspy Family

  • HME

  • Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family

  • Richard Harris Family

  • Jackson/Snowdall Family

  • Karen & Robert Kawamoto

  • Greg Mitchell/Bill Randoll

  • Rathbun Family

  • Tipple Family

  • Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level ($500+)

  • Alvarez Family

  • Cunningham Family

  • Clara Downes

  • Glinatsis Family

  • Goldbaum Family

  • Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

  • Brian Miller

  • Peters Family

  • Super Wash & Dry Laundromat-Chula Vista

  • The Arc of San Diego

  • Triad Components Group

  • UNICO Engineering

Thank you to the support of our sponsors in helping to make the 2024 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" a financial success.

S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp Oct 11-13 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista

S4EA has scheduled Halloween SPORTS Camp for Oct 11-13 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. Green Oak Ranch offers a general program of camp & sports activities

  • sports including basketball, bocce, flag football, softball, soccer, volleyball, and many more!

  • Halloween activities (trick-or-treat, haunted house, Halloween dance)

  • talent show

  • hay wagon ride

  • nature center

  • & lots more fun activities

Campers spend 2 nights in group cabins under the guidance of chaperones/ camp counselors. Because Green Oak Ranch is hilly, it is not recommended for campers using a wheelchair.  Persons with disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches & supporters are all welcome to join S4EA at camp. Transportation will not be available. Campers must be brought directly to Green Oak Ranch in Vista which is approximately a 35 minute drive from San Diego.

The S4EA SPORTS Camp Registration Fee is $300 per camper 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). Turn in S4EA Camp Registration Form and Fee by September 11 and pay Early Bird Price of only $280. A non-refundable deposit of $95 will reserve your spot in S4EA SPORTS Camp. S4EA has received Vendor Approval from Regional Center for SPORTS Camp (PQ8659). Please contact your Regional Center worker to apply & get approval for Campership.


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

Halloween SPORTS Camp -

Chaperones Needed


Volunteers ages 18 & over are needed to chaperone for SPORTS Camp Oct 11-13 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.

S4EA Sports News Highlights

S4EA swimming has started up recently at a newly renovated pool in National City. S4EA is holding swimming practices at Las Palmas pool on Fridays from 5-7pm with non-swimmers from 5-6pm and swimmers from 6-7pm. The La Mesa Pool swim practices started in June.

Cyclists ride every Sat at a different location in San Diego County.

Other summer sports start in June and July. Soccer practices at Park de la Cruz in SD on Mon and at Orange Park in Chula Vista on Tue. Softball practices at Park de la Cruz in SD on Wed, at Orange Park in Chula Vista on Tue, and at Breeze Hill Park in Vista on Sun. Bocce practices at Morley Field in SD on Tue and at Brengle Terrace Park in Vista on Thu. Tennis practices at Barnes Tennis Center in SD on Mon.

Click Summer Season for more details.

S4EA Summer Sports

Need Volunteer Coaches

S4EA urgently needs volunteer coaches this summer for the following:

  • North County Softball on Sun 6-7:30pm at Breeze Hill Park

  • South Bay Softball on Tue 5-6:30pm at Orange Park

  • South Bay Soccer on Tue 6:30-7:30pm at Orange Park

  • Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Tennis at various other practice site locations

If interested in volunteer coaching, call S4EA at 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. SDP&R-TRS is 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 or register at the first practice with SDP&R-TRS. The facilities that S4EA uses in the summer are Park de la Cruz-Soccer Mon (Code: 115151), Morley Field Bocce Courts-Bocce Tue (Code: 115152), Morley Field Softball Fields/PDLC-Softball Wed (Code: 115153) & Summer Sports Festival July 13 (Code: 115154).

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 the new COVID vaccine & be safe to play our sports


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.


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, Facebook birthday fundraiser, donate a vehicle, or volunteering.

Register in S4EA

Athlete Registration Form

Pay Registration Fee


S4EA needs your help.

Volunteer as coaches.

Volunteer on projects.


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


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

Current Sports

.S4EA Summer/Fall Season

Sport Practices


Tue         5:30-7:00pm         Morley Bocce Ct (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) Jul 9-Sep 10 [League] (Code: 115152)

Thu         5:30-7:00pm        Brengle Terrace Park (1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista 92084) from Jul 11-Sep 12 


Sat          11:00am-1:00pm  Bowlero Chula Vista (845 Lazo Ct, Chula Vista 91910) Sep 7-Apr 26-$9 for 2 games [League Play]

Sun Aug 4 & 18 11am-12:20pm  Mira Mesa Lanes (8210 Mira Mesa Blvd, SD 92126) -$8 for 1 game, 1-2 Sundays per month, Call Cathy 949-922-3441 


Sat Jul 6       1:15-3:30pm  No Ride

Sat Jul 13     1:15-3:30pm  Liberty Station (parking lot near USS Recruit) to Shelter Island and Naval Station Point Loma

Sat Jul 20     1:15-3:30pm  Crown Point Shores (North end) to South Mission

Sat Jul 27     1:15-3:30pm  De Anza Cove (Parking lot north end near Hwy 5) to Fiesta Island

Sat Aug 3     1:15-3:30pm  Fry's Parking Lot (off Hwy 15, north of Hwy 8) to Mission Valley

Sat Aug 10   1:15-3:30pm  Sorrento Valley Park & Ride (west of Hwy 5 at Carmel Valley exit) ride on Route 56 Bike Trail

Sat Aug 17   1:15-3:30pm  Hospitality Point (near Harbor police station) to Mission Valley

Sat Aug 24   1:15-3:30pm  Balboa Trolley Station (Morena & Balboa) to UCSD

Sat Aug 31   1:15-3:30pm  No Ride (Labor Day Weekend)

                                             [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) Sep 11-Oct 16 (Code:        )

Floor Hockey

Mon       6:30-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) Sep 16-Dec 2 [League Play] (Code:         )

Thu         4:00-5:30pm         Kearny Mesa Rec (3170 Armstrong, SD 92111) Sep 19-Dec 5 [Jr] (Code:         )

Thu         6:00-7:30pm         Bostonia Rec Center (1049 Bostonia, El Cajon 92021) Sep 19-Dec 5 (floor hockey/volleyball)


Mon        5:45-8:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St, SD 92105) Jun 17-Aug 19 [League Play] (Code: 115151)

Tue          6:30-7:30pm         Orange Park (341 Orange Ave., Chula Vista 91911) June 18-August 20 except July 30 


Wed       5:45-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) from Jul 3-Aug 14 [League Play](Code: 115153)

                                             Move to Morley Softball Fields (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) from Aug 21-Sep 4

Tue         5:00-6:30pm         Orange Park (341 Orange Ave., Chula Vista 91911) June 18-August 27   

Sun         6:00-7:30pm         Breeze Hill Park (645 S. Melrose, Vista 92081) from July 14-August 25 


Fri          5:00-7:00pm           Las Palmas Pool (1800 E 22nd St, NC 91950)-$20/month (Non Swimmers 5-6, Swimmers 6-7pm)

Sat         10:00-11:30am       La Mesa Pool (5100 Memorial Dr., LM 91942) from Jun 22-Sep 28-$5/session(swimmers only)


Mon        6:00-7:00pm         Barnes Tennis Center (4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego 92107) from Jun 3-Jul 29

                                              Move to Peninsula Tennis Club (2525 Bacon St., San Diego 92107) Aug 12, 19 & 26


Mon        5:30-7:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) Sep 16-Nov 18 [League Play] (Code:      )

Tue         6:00-7:00pm         Boys & Girls Club-Vista (410 W. California Ave, Vista 92083) Sep 24-Nov 19


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 other activities & operates within the Greater San Diego Area. For more info, go to: -Upcoming events: Surfing-Aug 24 

Summer Sports include bocce, cycling, soccer, softball, swimming, and tennis. Fall Sports start in September and include bowling, flag football, floor hockey, and volleyball. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to confirm or for more information.

S4EA Tournament & Event Dates 

Jul 13       9am-3pm              S4EA Summer Sports Festival - Park de la Cruz 

Aug 3       8am-1pm              S4EA Swim Meet - St. Madeleine Sophie's Center, El Cajon 

Aug 17     3-4:30pm              S4EA Bingo Bash - S4EA Office ​ 

Aug 25     9am-5pm              S4EA Soccer Tournament - Morley Field in Balboa Park

Sep 8       9am-5pm              S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament - Morley Field in Balboa Park 

Oct 11-13 Fr 4pm-Su 3pm   S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp - Green Oak Ranch, Vista

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