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
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
"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
*Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos
S4EA Thanks the Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsors
Gold Level ($5,000+)
Silver Level ($1,000+)
Ahrens Family & Friends
Emil Ghio Family
Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family
Richard Harris Family
Bronze Level ($500+)
Colors Gourmet Pizza
Mary & Rick Cunningham Family
Idy Land Surveying
National Certified, Inc.
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.
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.
Register in S4EA
Athlete Registration Form
COVID-19 Waiver of Liability
Pay Registration Fee
Raise Money for S4EA at fun events such as Pancake Breakfast, Bunco, Gucamole Bowl, Golf Classic & "A Taste 4 SPORTS".
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.
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
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