November 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, floor hockey, and volleyball) in September. The S4EA Volleyball Tournament is Saturday, November 19 from 9am-4pm, but the location has been changed to Mid-City Gym when Balboa Park Activity Center became a homeless shelter this week. 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 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) and Kearny Mesa Gym-Floor Hockey Jr. Thu (Code: 102970). The facilities that S4EA uses in the winter are Park de la Cruz-Basketball/Winter Sports Mon (Code: 104227) and Kearny Mesa Rec Ctr-Basketball Jr. Thu (Code: 104228). 

Holiday Party Sun Dec 4 at Eagles Aerie

Come join in the festivities at the S4EA Holiday Party sponsored by Eagles Aerie and SDGivE 'Season of Giving' on Sunday, December 4th from 4-6:30pm at the Eagles Aerie (3848 Centre Street at University Ave., San Diego 92103). Activities include music, dancing, caroling, Mexican dinner, visit by Santa & a gift exchange (please bring a gift-maximum value $10). No cost. RSVP to S4EA at 858-565-7432 by November 30th.

S4EA athletes are marching in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Wed Dec 28th from 9am-11:30am starting at new location at east end of SD Convention Center on Harbor Dr. in SD. For more info, call 858-565-7432.

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2022 Sponsor Wall of Fame


SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would like to thank the following supporters for giving our athletes many SPORTS opportunities in 2022:

Platinum ($10,000+)

Hervey Family Fund @ SDF

Idy Land Surveying, Inc.

Webb, Bud & Vonda


Gold Medal ($5,000+)

Brumbach, James 'Nick'

Cox, Brian & Kimberly


Silver Medal ($1,000+)

Brixton Capital

Gibson, David

Harris, Richard

HM Electronics

Jackson, Walter A.

JMH Fund of Jewish Com Fnd

Lowry, Deborah

Mejia-Powell, Beda

Miller, Brian

Mills, Barbara & Grant

Nelson, Kathy

Swartout, Michael

Woolson, Jeffrey

Yates/Julius III, Angela & John


Bronze Medal ($500+)

Alvarez, Nicole

Benavidez, Gilbert

Buckley, Russell

Colors Gourmet Pizza

Daly, Tim

Downes, Clara M.

Fuentes, Joe

Gienapp Family Foundation

Gillaspy, Teresa

Glicksman, Jay

Goldbaum, Michael

Hiatt, Richard

Kline, James

Lanterman Athletic Fund

MacNeilan, Duane

Manley, Steven

Peters, John

Randall, William

Rathbun, Diana

Salcedo, Tessie

Screaming Pete’s BBQ

SD Retired Fire & Police Fnd

Sempra Employee Giving

Sonnenberg & Co. CPA

Super Wash & Dry Laundromat

Technology Partners LLC

Triad Components Group

United Domestic Workers Amer

Wolfsheimer, Marc

Yates, Christina

For a list of the various 2022 Sponsors, including the 60 Blue Ribbon Sponsors ($100+), click 2022 Sponsors

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. The overall Grand Champion team members each will receive a custom designed and numbered, championship ring.

Bring family and friends as the $8 admission pays membership fee and gets you a bag of Mission Tortilla chips & all the guacamole you can eat. You also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite recipe and select the finalists in each division. For tickets, call S4EA at 858-565-7432 

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


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.


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


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).


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


Sat          11am-1pm            Bowlero Chula Vista (845 Lazo Ct, Chula Vista 91910) not Nov 26-$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)


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

Oct 29                                  Fanita Parkway & Lake Canyon Rd to Santee Lakes

Nov 5                                   Liberty Station around San Diego Bay (take 2pm ferry, return 4:45pm)

Nov 12                                 Liberty Station "Ride the Point"

Floor Hockey

Mon      6:30-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) ending Nov 28 [League Play] (Code: 102968)

Thu       4:00-5:30pm         Kearny Mesa Rec Center (3170 Armstrong, San Diego 92111) end Dec 1 [Jr] (Code: 102970)

Thu       6:00-7:30pm         Bostonia Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia, El Cajon 92021) ending Dec 1 (not Nov 24)


Mon        5:30-7:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) Nov 21 & 28 [League Play] (Code: 102968)

Pickleball is the new craze and is a combination of tennis, badminton & table tennis. S4EA is offering pickleball for 2 weeks to see if S4EA athletes enjoy playing the game.


Mon        5:30-7:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) ending Nov 14 [League Play] (Code: 102968)

Fri           6:30-7:30pm         Boys & Girls Club-Vista (410 W California Ave, Vista 92083) ending November 18 


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: - Upcoming events: Hike-Nov 19

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

S4EA Tournament & Event Dates 

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

Nov 19     9am-4pm            S4EA Volleyball Tournament -  Mid-City Gym (Note New Location) 

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 

Dec 28     9am-11:30am     S4EA Athletes March in Holiday Bowl Parade - SD Convention Center on Harbor Dr. 

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