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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
CA Conservation Corps-SD
Chula Vista Elks Lodge
Daley , Trish
David , Harriet & Carl
GUHSD-Helix Charter HS
Ice Town @ UTC
LDS-Mira Mesa Youth Grp
Mountain Mike's Pizza
San Diego Fire Department
San Diego Ice Arena
SD Park & Rec-TRS
Sweetwater High School
TSA Ray/Joan Kroc Com Ctr.
Tyler, Marianne & Jani
US Border Patrol Explorers
UTC Ice Rink
Canyon Crest Acad. Key Club
Canyon Crest Acad S4EA Club
Chula Vista Kiwanis
Imperial Beach Kiwanis
South Bay Kiwanis
Sweetwater Lady Red Devil SB
Teen Volunteers In Action-SD4
Zoom Volunteer Hosts
Baranowski, Mary Lou
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.
S4EA offers over 20 sports in 4 sports seasons. Sports practices & tournaments in basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, soccer, softball, tennis, track, workout exercises & more.
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.
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
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