July 2021 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 scheduled to open our outdoor summer sports after July 4th. Click here for sports update.

What To Do To Get Vaccine

Anyone 12 and up 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 and wear a mask when near other people. We want to all stay healthy until the vaccine is widely distributed and we can once again start playing SPORTS and seeing our friends and relatives. S4EA is scheduled to open up our outdoor summer sports after July 4th. Get your vaccine now & be safe to play our outdoor summer 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, do not come to practice)

  • Before & during practice, coaches clean various surfaces, sports equipment, etc. with HOCL to kill any COVID-19 virus

  • Wash hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds

  • Wear a facemask & practice social distancing of at least 6 feet to help protect our athletes with disabilities

  • Bring your own filled water bottle (recommended)

  • Bring your own sports equipment (highly recommended)

  • Bring your own chair (recommended)

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

  • Do not touch other people

  • Only touch your own equipment

  • Avoid giving handshakes, high fives, and hugs 

S4EA Drive-Thru  

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" June 17 Benefited S4EA


Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes could not hold an indoor event with several hundred people. Instead, S4EA held a Drive-Thru “A Taste 4 SPORTS” event for S4EA members on Thursday, June 17th from 5-8pm at S4EA/North Shores. About 190 people in 80 cars tasted delicious food & drink provided by 8 restaurants and caterers. Guests viewed 25 classic cars coordinated by 'Mad' Mike & Hotrod Holly. NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton chatted with the guests. The 'Los Tecolotes' band performed on stage, wandering minstrel Joe Castro played his guitar & Steph Johnson sang with S4EA athlete Isaac on the 200" big screen TV. Guests participated in the raffle & auction. 


The Drive-Thru Taste was a great success with over $30,000 raised for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.​ Thank you to everyone who participated.

S4EA Thanks the Drive- Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Restaurants

*Bang Energy

*Bread & Cie

*Cookies con Amore

*Creative Ideas

*Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos

*Koji Morisaki

*Mimi's Kitchen

*Screaming Pete’s BBQ

S4EA Thanks the Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsors  

Gold Level ($5,000+)

  • Nick Brumbach

Silver Level ($1,000+)

  • Ahrens Family & Friends

  • Emil Ghio Family

  • Gibson Family

  • Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family

  • Richard Harris Family

  • Jackson/Snowdall Family

  • Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level ($500+)

  • Alvarez Family

  • Benavidez Family

  • Colors Gourmet Pizza

  • Mary & Rick Cunningham Family

  • Clara Downes

  • Geneva Financial

  • Teresa Gillaspy

  • Goldbaum Family

  • Idy Land Surveying

  • National Certified, Inc.

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Rathbun Family

  • Sonnenberg & Company, CPA's

  • Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

  • Super Wash & Dry Laundromat-Chula Vista

S4EA Bunco July 23rd 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes presents 'Bunco' on Friday, July 23rd at S4EA/North Shores Courtyard (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) from 5:30-7:30pm. Because it’s safer outside, we will eat at 5:30pm & start playing at 6pm in the Courtyard. Tickets are $20 - which includes hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and two rounds of tournament play. If interested in playing Bunco, winning prizes (most wins, most losses & most Buncos), and supporting S4EA, call 858-565-7432.

S4EA Summer Sports Festival August 7th at S4EA/North Shores

S4EA is scheduling a Summer Sports Festival Saturday, August 7 from 4-7pm at the S4EA/North Shores courtyard & back parking lot for $10 per person. We will barbeque hamburgers & hot dogs, listen to great music with a band/DJ, view classic cars provided by ‘Mad’ Mike, play sports including bocce, basketball, and miniature golf &    play carnival games. Let’s have fun with our S4EA athletes, families & friends.

S4EA Outdoor Summer Sports Opening in July / Indoor Sports May Open in the Fall


As more and more people are receiving their COVID-19 vaccine shots, people are now able to do more activities. California has opened up most activities as of June 15th. Some of the various outdoor facilities that we use have opened so that we have obtained new facility contracts. We have been checking with our various head coaches to see if they are ready to run practices with the new rules, guidelines, and protocols. As that happens, S4EA is opening up our outdoor summer sports after July 4th, including bocce, soccer, softball & track. Only certain practice sites have opened in each sport and we may only do certain types of drills at practice.


Many of the San Diego City practices will now be held at Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis Street, San Diego 92105) which is near the University Ave. & Hwy 15 Transit Plaza bus stop. San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services has moved their offices to Park de la Cruz and they get our San Diego City contracts. Park de la Cruz has a nice 2 court gym (similar to the Mid-City Gym which is less than a mile away) as well as nice athletic fields. San Diego City soccer practice is scheduled on Mondays starting July 5th from 5:30-8pm at Park de la Cruz.


Because COVID-19 spreads mostly through the air, S4EA plans on opening up our outdoor sports first because there is much better air circulation outside and is therefore much safer than indoor sports where air circulation is not as good. If the conditions are right, S4EA would like to open up some of our indoor sports in the fall.


Because SPORTS Camps utilize indoor facilities for sleeping, eating, and some other activities, S4EA is not be ready to open SPORTS Camps this summer, as we want to first make sure that running our outdoor sports is safe. S4EA would like to open up SPORTS Camps in the fall.


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, soccer,  softball, tennis, track, workout exercises & more.


How to stay safe during COVID 19.

Exercising at Home.

Cancelled practices & events.

Updates on reopening sports.

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


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)


S4EA Summer Season


California guidelines has opened up most activities after June 15th. Therefore, S4EA is scheduled to open up our outdoor summer sports after July 4th that meet all S4EA Guidelines. Contact S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more updates. Once you are ready, athletes/volunteer coaches come join us in the following summer sports. Click here for Athlete Registration Form & COVID-19 Waiver of Liability.

Sport Practices


Tue         5:30-7:00pm         Morley Field Bocce Courts (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) starting July 6 [League Play]

Thu         5:30-7:00pm         Brengle Terrace Park (1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista 92084) starting July 29

Thu         5:30-7:00pm         Elks Lodge (901 Elks Ln, Chula Vista 91910) starting July 15


Sat          1:15-3:30pm         Various Locations starting Apr 10, 2021 [see calendar, S4EA website, coach for more info]

July 3                                    No Ride (4th of July weekend)

July 10                                  De Anza Cove Park (parking lot, north end, nearest Route 5) around Mission Bay

July 17                                  Tidelands Park, Coronado down Silver Strand

July 24                                  Liberty Station to Seaport Village

July 31                                  No Ride


Mon        5:30-8:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) from July 5-August 23 [League Play]


Wed        5:30-8:00pm         Morley Field Softball Fields (2221 Morley Field Dr., SD 92104) end Sep 8-not 8/18 [League Play]

Tue          5:00-6:00pm         Palomar Elementary (300 E. Palomar St., Chula Vista 91911) from July 20-Sep 7 

Sun          3:30-5:30pm         Breeze Hill Park (645 S. Melrose, Vista 92081) from July 18-Aug 29


Mon        6:30-7:30pm         Barnes Tennis Center (4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., SD 92107) from June 21-Aug 30 (not Aug 9)


Sun         9:00-11:00am        Helix High School (7323 University Ave., La Mesa 91941) from July 11-Aug 29


S4EA Event Dates 

Jul 23        5:30-7:30pm         S4EA Bunco Fundraiser - S4EA/North Shores Courtyard

Aug 7        4-7pm                   S4EA Summer Sports Festival - S4EA/North Shores Courtyard & Back Parking Lot

Aug 29      9am-5pm              S4EA Soccer Tournament - Morley Field in Balboa Park

Sep 12       9am-5pm             S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament - Morley Field in Balboa Park

Sep 18       8-10am                 S4EA Pancake Breakfast - S4EA/North Shores Courtyard

Nov 12-14 Fri 4pm-Sun 4pm S4EA SPORTS Camp - Green Oak Ranch, Vista