June 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

Join S4EA at “A Taste 4 SPORTS” on Thursday, June 2 from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club. S4EA is opening our summer season in June & July. 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.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" June 2nd Is Back In Balboa Park Club

S4EA is hosting for our members the 15th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, June 2nd from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club (2144 Pan American Road West, SD 92101) featuring food & wine from 15-20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, including NBA Hall of Fame player Bill Walton & Mad Mike from MTVs “Pimp My Ride”, enjoy live music with ‘The Night Owls’ & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. S4EA is honoring “The Fastest Cyclist on Earth” Denise Mueller as our 2022 ‘SPORTS Person of the Year’. Reservations are $60 per person.


Sponsorship opportunities available at following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000 & Bronze-$500. Please donate gift certificates, trips, autographed sports memorabilia to enhance the auction. For more info, call 858-565-7432 or visit

S4EA Thanks "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Event Sponsors

Gold Level ($5,000+)

Nick Brumbach

Idy Land Surveying


Silver Level ($1,000+)

Brixton Capital

Gibson Family


Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family

Richard Harris Family

Jackson/Snowdall Family

The Arc of San Diego

Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level ($500+)

Alvarez Family

Benavidez Family

Colors Gourmet Pizza

Cunningham Family

Clara Downes

Teresa Gillaspy

Goldbaum Family

Brian Miller

Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

Kathy Nelson

Peters Family

Bill Randoll

Rathbun Family

Screaming Pete’s BBQ

Sonnenberg & Company, CPAs

Super Wash/Dry Laundromat-CV

Triad Components Group

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Food & Drink Sponsors 

AleSmith Brewing Company

Bang Energy

Bread & Cie

Creative Ideas

Dream Dinners

Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos

Jellybear Jelly Company, LLC

Kamps Propane

Koji Morisaki

MexiCocina Restaurant

Mimi's Kitchen

Preferred MM SD Insurance Services

PRP Wine International

Screaming Pete’s BBQ

Uncle Ed's Damn Good Vodka

 . . . & many more

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Auction & Raffle Items 

  • Getaways to a variety of exciting locations.

  • Sports Memorabilia–baseball, golf, football, soccer, basketball, etc.

  • Gift Certificates/Tickets to local restaurants, museums, theatres, hotels, spa treatments, fun & games, whale watching & more.

  • Artwork, Jewelry & many more items.

For more items:

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 summer are Park de la Cruz-Soccer on Monday (Code: 101431), Morley Field Bocce Courts-Bocce on Tuesday (Code: 101430), and Morley Field Softball Fields-Softball on Wednesday(Code: 101432).

S4EA Moving Our Offices – 8380 Vickers St. #E, SD 92111


Because Arc has sold North Shores which has been S4EA’s home for the last 11 years, S4EA is moving in June. Our new location is in Kearny Mesa at 8380 Vickers St. #E, San Diego 92111 near Balboa Ave & Hwy 163.

What To Do To Get Vaccine

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

Anyone 5 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 & wear a mask when near other people. S4EA opened our outdoor sports this past summer & opened some of our indoor sports this past 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, do not come to practice)

  • Before & during practice, coaches clean various surfaces, sports equipment with disinfectant to kill 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 indoor to help protect our athletes with disabilities

  • Bring your own filled water bottle (recommended)

  • Bring your own sports equipment (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

  • Get your vaccine now & be safe to play our sports. 

S4EA Board of Directors – 2022-2023


Congratulations to the new 2022-23 S4EA Board of Directors elected at the S4EA Board meeting on May 12.

3-year term: Martin Duarte.

1-year terms: Joe Alvarez-Salas, Kelly Choularton, Isaac Hernandez, Teri King.

Executive Com.: Ron Choularton (Pres.), Randy Levinson (Vice Pres.), Teri King (Treas.), Adrian Lizano (Sec.), Skip Covell (Past Pres.).

Other Current Board Members: Rodney Caudillo, Carissa Nelson-Zink.

Special thanks to out-going Board Member Nicole Alvarez for her great dedication to S4EA.


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 (age 5 & above) participating in S4EA activities to have been vaccinated & boosted.


.S4EA Summer Season

S4EA has opened up our indoor & outdoor sports that met all 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


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

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



Sat          11am-1pm            Bowlero Chula Vista (845 Lazo Ct, CV 91910) ending June 11-$8 for 2 games [League Play]

Sat          11:30am-3pm       Parkway Bowl (1280 Fletcher Pkwy, EC 92020) end Jun 18-$6 for 3 games (register-call Sue)



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

May 28                                 No Ride-Memorial Day Weekend

Jun 4                                    Liberty Station to Coronado 

Jun 11                                  DeAnza Cove to Mission Bay

Jun 18                                  CV Marina to Imperial Beach 

Jun 25                                  Liberty Station to Navy Base 


Ice Skating

Wed       3:45-4:45pm         San Diego Ice Arena (11048 Ice Skate Place, San Diego 92126) 

                                             Put skates on at 3:30pm [New athletes call Terry Poletto at 858-349-7388 before starting] 


Mon        5:30-8:00pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., SD 92105) starting June 20 [League Play] (Code: 101431)

Thu         6:00-7:00pm         South Bay – Location To Be Determined starting July 7 (tentative)


Wed       5:30-8:30pm         Morley Softball Fds (2221 Morley Field Dr, SD 92104) start Jun 22 [League Play] (Code: 101432)

Thu         5:00-6:00pm         South Bay – Location To Be Determined starting July 7 (tentative)

Sun         3:30-5:30pm         Breeze Hill Park (645 S. Melrose, Vista 92081) starting July 17 (tentative)



Sat          10:30-11:30am    La Mesa Pool (5100 Memorial Dr, La Mesa 91942) start June 25-$5 per session (swim only)


Mon        6:30-7:30pm         Barnes Tennis Center (4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., SD 92107) start June 20 or earlier in June


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-June 25

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

S4EA Tournament & Event Dates 

June 2       6pm-9pm          S4EA "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser - Balboa Park Club 

July 9         9am-3pm          Day at the Beach - Windansea teach surfing at La Jolla Shores (Limited spots available-call S4EA)