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January 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

Because The Arc of San Diego is selling the North Shores Building where S4EA is located, S4EA needs to find a new location for our offices in the next few months. If you have any contacts that may help S4EA find a new office location in the city of San Diego, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, our lives have changed completely. We had a soft opening of select S4EA practices of cycling and tennis (season has completed) using new S4EA Guidelines including social distancing, facemasks, etc.


S4EA has a limited supply of new S4EA Facemasks for $8 (multi-color) at S4EA office.


S4EA has exciting new activities of Zoom Sports (Golf-Tue & Bowling-Thu) & Exercise (Winter Sports-Mon) Workouts at 6pm during the week. S4EA also has Zoom Scavenger Hunt on Jan 15 & Valentine Dance on Feb 12 as well as socially distancing parking lot activities Drive-In Movie Night on Jan 29, Bingo Bash on Feb 27 & Guacamole Bowl On Wheels on Mar 6. Please join us at these activities.

S4EA 'Bingo' Exercise Program


S4EA has started a new 'Bingo' Exercise Program which can be done at home. To get a ‘Bingo’ each day, do 1 row or 1 column of activities and exercises on the ‘Bingo’ Exercise Program card. Mark off each activity after completion. By the end of each week, complete all the activities on the ‘Bingo’ Exercise Program (Blackout). Repeat doing the ‘Bingo’ Exercise Program weekly for 1 month (4 weeks). Win a Prize for completing & turning in your ‘Bingo’ Exercise Program to S4EA. If you want to do our 'Bingo' Exercise Program at home for a month and win prizes, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

S4EA Holiday Lights







S4EA Zoom Activities  - Scavenger Hunt Jan 15 & Valentine Dance Feb 12

S4EA has scheduled a Zoom Scavenger Hunt on Fri Jan 15 from 6-7:30pm. Players find each item and show it to the camera. Each team receives one point for finding the correct item first.

Dress-up for the Zoom Valentine Dance on Fri February 12 from 6-7:30pm from the comfort/safety of home. Be ready to party & dance the night away.

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 or email to RSVP and to get the Zoom password info.

S4EA Socially Distance Parking Lot Activities -  

Drive-In Movie Jan 29, Bingo Bash Feb 27 & Guacamole Bowl on Wheels Mar 6


The S4EA Drive-In Movie Night at S4EA/North Shores Parking Lot (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) is scheduled for Friday, January 29 from 7-9pm for $5.00 per person (includes movie, popcorn & drink). Park in the parking lot (every other space), eat popcorn & watch the movie in your lawn chair in the parking space next to your car. In this way you can social distance to see other S4EA families & friends.


The S4EA Social Distancing Parking Lot Bingo Bash at S4EA/North Shores Parking Lot (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 from 2:30-4pm. For $5.00 per set of 5 Bingo Cards, you can play Bingo while social distancing to see other S4EA families & friends. Bingo winners will receive prizes. Park in the parking lot (every other space) & play Bingo in your lawn chair in the parking space next to your car.

The Guacamole Bowl On Wheels is scheduled for Saturday, March 6 from 10am-2pm near the Balboa Park Club as a drive-thru event featuring guacamole making kits. Each kit or box includes everything needed to make your own award winning guacamole from the comfort of your own home. Items in each box includes avocados, tomatoes, lemons, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and a bag of Mission tortilla chips. And, as an added bonus, a Guacamole Recipe Book which includes many past Guacamole Bowl champions. Click here for Guacamole Bowl On Wheels Tickets.

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to RSVP & to determine the latest status of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Please use bathroom at home before attending these parking lot activities. Wear a mask & social distance at all activities.

S4EA Zoom Sports Workouts - Golf (Tue)/Bowling (Thu)  and Zoom Exercise (Mon) in Jan


S4EA has scheduled Zoom Golf Workouts on Tuesdays and Zoom Bowling Workouts on Thursdays from 6-7pm as well as Zoom Exercise (Winter Sports) Workouts on Mondays from 6-6:45pm from the comfort and safety of your home starting January 4th.

S4EA coaches Walter Jackson, Nicole Alvarez, Clara Downes & Myra Snowdall lead the sports workouts. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 or email to sign-up and get the Zoom password information. If you need golf or bowling equipment (hacky sacks, plastic golf balls, golf putter, various golf holes, etc.) for the workout, then call S4EA at 858-565-7432 ahead of time and come by the S4EA office.

2020 S4EA In-Kind Sponsor

Wall of Fame


SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would like to thank the following in-kind supporters for giving our athletes many Sports, Zoom, and socially distancing opportunities during the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2020:

Major In-Kind Supporters

After School Learning Tree

Arc of San Diego

Brumbach, Nick

CA Conservation Corps-SD

Chula Vista Elks Lodge

Creative Ideas

Cunningham, Mary

Daley , Trish

Daly, Tim

David , Harriet & Carl

Downes, Clara

GUHSD-Helix Charter HS

Henry Avocados

Ice Town @ UTC


LDS-Mira Mesa Youth Grp

McDonald, Sammantha

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Pineda, Silvia

San Diego Fire Department

San Diego Ice Arena

SD Park & Rec-TRS


Snow Valley

Snowdall, Myra

Sweetwater High School

TSA Ray/Joan Kroc Com Ctr.

Tyler, Marianne & Jani

US Border Patrol Explorers


UTC Ice Rink

Yates, Angela

Volunteer Groups

Bonita Kiwanis

Canyon Crest Acad. Key Club

Canyon Crest Acad S4EA Club

Chula Vista Kiwanis

Imperial Beach Kiwanis

NCL-San Dieguito

South Bay Kiwanis

Sweetwater Lady Red Devil SB

Teen Volunteers In Action-SD4

Volunteer Match


Zoom Volunteer Hosts

Alvarez, Nicole

Baranowski, Mary Lou

Castro, Joe

Glicksman, Jay

Kalantarian, Aik

Maina, Heather

Stein, Angie

Special thanks to our Key Volunteers who help at tournaments and special events, and the office crew, especially Teresa Gillaspy & her group, who fold and stuff the monthly newsletters, other mailings and anything else that needs to be done.

S4EA Volunteer Needed as Zoom Exercise or Yoga Coach

S4EA has been running Zoom Exercise and Yoga Workouts since last summer. We are now in need of a person who can lead the Zoom Exercise and/or the Zoom Yoga Workouts (or dancing, Zumba, jazzercise, etc.) . Please call S4EA at 858-565-7432 if interested.


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 Winter Season


S4EA had a Soft Opening of select S4EA practices of cycling & tennis using new S4EA Guidelines including social distancing, facemasks, etc. Zoom Exercise & Sports Workouts are held from the comfort & safety of your home. All other sports are cancelled until further notice.

Contact S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more updates.

Sport Practices


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


Mon        6:00-7:00pm         Barnes Tennis Center (4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., SD 92107) ended Oct 26

Workouts (Bocce, Sports Crater, Golf & Bowling) & Exercises Using Zoom

Mon        6:00-6:45pm         Zoom Exercise Workouts (Winter Sports) from the comfort & safety of your Home starting Jan 4

Tue          6:00-7:00pm         Zoom Golf Workouts from the comfort & safety of your Home starting Jan 5

Thu          6:00-7:00pm         Zoom Bowling Workouts from the comfort & safety of your Home starting Jan 7

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to get Zoom password info & if you need bowling or golf equipment (hacky sacks, plastic golf balls, golf putter, various golf holes, etc.) for workout.


S4EA Event Dates 

Jan 15        6-7:30pm     S4EA Zoom Scavenger Hunt - From the Comfort/Safety of Home

Jan 29        7-9pm          S4EA Drive-In Movie Night - S4EA/North Shores Parking Lot 

Feb 12       6-7:30pm     S4EA Zoom Valentine Dance - From the Comfort/Safety of Home

Feb 27       2:30-4pm     S4EA Bingo Bash - S4EA/North Shores Parking Lot 

Mar 6         10am-2pm   S4EA Guacamole Bowl On Wheels - In Balboa Park near Balboa Park Club on Presidents Way

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) welcomes your contributions!


SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

After clicking the Donate Button and putting in the amount, in next screen  list the purpose of your donation:  Registration Name & Sport, Pancake Breakfast, S4EA Golf Classic, "A Taste 4 SPORTS", Guacamole Bowl, Bunco, In Memory of, In Honor of, Donation, etc. 


Phone: 858-565-7432

Address: 9575 Aero Dr #B, SD 92123

Registered Charity: ID #20-8886536

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