December 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

Join S4EA at the S4EA Holiday Party on Sat Dec 11 at S4EA/North Shores. S4EA athletes are marching in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Tue Dec 28 on Harbor Dr. in San Diego. At the S4EA Bowling Tournament at Parkway Bowl on Sun Dec 12, S4EA will sell S4EA souvenirs (shirts, hats, bags, etc.) that can be purchased for Holiday Gifts. S4EA has opened our indoor fall sports with masks required to be worn to practice. Get your vaccine now & be safe to play our sports. Check out the rest of the Newsletter, visit or call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more information.

S4EA Holiday Party Saturday, Dec 11 at S4EA/North Shores

Come join in the festivities at the S4EA Holiday Party sponsored by SDGivE 'Season of Giving' on Saturday, December 11th from 1-3:30pm at S4EA/North Shores Courtyard (9575 Aero Dr., SD 92123). For COVID-19 precautions, we are having all of the activities outside in the courtyard. Activities include music, dancing, caroling, Mexican dinner by Pepe, visit by Santa & a gift exchange (please bring a gift-max. value $10). No cost. RSVP to S4EA at 858-565-7432 by December 6th.

S4EA athletes are marching in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Tuesday, December 28th from 9am-11:30am on Harbor Dr. in San Diego.

Shop Online During Holiday Season with AmazonSmile

By registering S4EA at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to S4EA. You get the same low prices & selection as on AmazonSmile has raised over $1,700 for S4EA.

Support S4EA and find all your holiday essentials including gifts, decorations, and more.    

S4EA Offices May Be Moving

Arc is finalizing selling North Shores in next few months. S4EA may need to move our offices by the end of April/May 2022. If you know any office/warehouse space (1,500+ sq. ft.) that S4EA could use in coming years please contact S4EA at 858-565-7432.

S4EA Sponsor Wall of Fame


SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would like to thank the following supporters for giving our athletes many Sports, Zoom, and socially distancing opportunities during the Coronavirus Pandemic in 2021:


Platinum ($10,000+)

Brumbach, James 'Nick'

CA Small Bus. Covid-19 Grant

Campbell, Judith Ed/Com Fnd

Hervey Family Fund @ SDF

Paycheck Protection Program

William E. Cole Family Found.


Silver Medal ($1,000+)

Ahrens Mechanical, Inc.

Benavidez, Gilbert

Benevity Com. Impact Fund

Cox, Brian

Daly, Tim

Ghio, Emil

Gibson Family

Gosselin, Elizabeth

Harbor Kiwanis

Harris, Jerry

Harris, Richard

Jackson, Walter A.

Kiwanis Club of SD Harbor

Lowry, Deborah

Mejia-Powell, Beda


Nelson, Kathy

O'Brien Charitable Fund, Adam

Rotary Club of La Mesa

SD Firefighters Local 145


SD Retired Fire & Police Fnd

South Bay Kiwanis

Torsak, Kurt

Yates/Julius III, Angela & John

Bronze Medal ($500+)

Alvarez, Nicole

Anderson, Steven

Apsay, Alan

Birch, Jana

Breen-Hedges, Christina

Bricnet, Martial

Buckley, Russell

Downes, Clara M.

Gillaspy, Teresa

Glicksman, Jay

Goldbaum, Michael

Hiatt, Richard

Idy Land Surveying, Inc.

Kalb, Jim

Lanterman Athletic Fund

Maley, Sharon

Oceanside Civitan

Olsen,  Kathleen

Rathbun, Diana

Sempra Employee Giving

Styer, Jennifer

Super Wash & Dry Laundromat

Swartout, Michael

Wolfsheimer, Marc

Young, Eric

Thank you to the 2021 Major Sponsors, the 81 Blue Ribbon Sponsors, and the other 80 donors who contributed this year. Click here for more sponsors.

S4EA Executive Director Thanks Athletes, Volunteers & Donors for your Support in 2021

S4EA Executive Director, Walter Jackson, thanks our athletes, families, friends, volunteers, coaches, and other supporters for your help in getting us through 2021 during the Coronavirus Pandemic. We started by offering Zoom sports & social activities, followed by socially distancing parking lot activities. We learned to keep 6 ft apart, wear masks when near other people & wash our hands frequently. By getting over 90% of our athletes and volunteers vaccinated, we were able to open up most of our sports, starting with outdoor sports in the summer and indoor sports in the fall. Volunteers and coaches helped at these various activities. Over 1,000 donors have given financial support to help make this a great program. Thank you for your support during these challenging times. Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season & I look forward to seeing you in 2022.

What To Do To Get Vaccine

The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly. Getting the vaccine 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. We want to all stay healthy until vaccine is widely distributed & we can play SPORTS & see our friends and relatives. S4EA opened our outdoor sports this summer & opened our indoor sports this fall. Get your vaccine now & be safe to play our sports.

S4EA Winter Season – Basketball, Track & Winter Sports Conditioning

If the conditions are right, S4EA would like to open up some of our winter sports in January. San Diego City starts basketball & winter sports conditioning on Mondays from 5:30-8:30pm at Park de la Cruz with Junior basketball on Thu from 4-5:30pm at Kearny Rec Center; East Co. basketball practices at Bostonia Rec Center on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm & track practices at Helix HS on Sundays from 9-11am; North Co. basketball practices on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the Boys & Girls Club-Vista; South Bay basketball practices at the Otay Rec Center and track held on Saturdays from 10am-12noon at Sweetwater HS. To confirm & for more info, contact S4EA at 858-565-7432.

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. 


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)


Indoor Sports


Based on CDC recommendations, athletes, families & volunteers must wear masks to indoor practices with further guidance given at indoor practice.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 & especially the new Delta variant, S4EA would like everyone (age 5 & above) participating in indoor S4EA activities to have been vaccinated.


.S4EA Fall Season

California guidelines has opened up most activities after June 15th. S4EA has opened up our outdoor summer sports since the beginning of July that have met all S4EA Guidelines. S4EA has opened the Fall Indoor Sports of Bowling, Floor Hockey, and Volleyball in September by following the S4EA COVID-19 Indoor Sports Guidance on getting vaccinated & wearing a mask. Contact S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more updates. Once you are ready, athletes/volunteer coaches come join us in the following sports. Click here for Athlete Registration Form & COVID-19 Waiver of Liability.

Sport Practices


Sat         11am-1pm             Bowlero Chula Vista (845 Lazo Ct, CV 91910)-$8 for 2 games (not Dec 11) [League Play]

Sat         11:30am-3pm        Parkway Bowl (1280 Fletcher Pkwy, EC 92020-$6 for 3 games [League Play]

                                             (call Sue at 619-461-0193 to register)

                                             Mira Mesa Lanes (8210 Mira Mesa Blvd, SD 92126) [may replace Kearny Mesa Bowl which closed]

Floor Hockey

Mon        6:30-8:30pm         Park de la Cruz (3901 Landis St., San Diego 92105) ending Nov 29 [League Play]

Thu         4:00-5:30pm         Kearny Rec Center (3170 Armstrong, SD 92111) [Jr] Canceled until kids 5-12 can get vaccinated 

Thu         6:00-7:30pm         Bostonia Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia, El Cajon 92021) ending Dec 2  


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: Hiking Dec 4

No Practices or Tournaments During Holidays. Enjoy the Christmas Holidays with Family. Wear Masks & Social Distance.

S4EA Event Dates 

Dec 4        9am-4pm              S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament - Park de la Cruz 

Dec 11      1-3:30pm              S4EA Holiday Party - S4EA/North Shores Courtyard 

Dec 12      11am-3pm            S4EA Bowling Tournament - Parkway Bowl 

Dec 28      9-11:30am             S4EA Athletes March in Holiday Bowl Parade - County Admin Building on Harbor Dr.

Feb 26      10am-2pm             S4EA Guacamole Bowl - Balboa Park Club

Mar 5        5-9pm                    S4EA Mardi Gras Dinner Dance - Chula Vista Elks Lodge