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"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

2021 Drive-Thru  

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Fundraising Event

 

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 nearly $35,000 raised for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.​

Classic Cars at 2021 Drive-Thru Taste

Proceeds benefit S4EA

The proceeds from the Drive-Thru  "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraising Event benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes — a non profit sports program serving 1,400 athletes with disabilities ages 5 through adult in over 20 sports during 4 sports seasons.

Drive-In/Pick-up

  • Sample Tasty Offerings from Local Restaurants and Caterers

  • Listen to Great Music

  • Participate in the Raffle

  • Meet Celebrities including NBA basketball Hall of Fame player Bill Walton

  • Talk with 'Mad' Mike & view his Classic Cars on Display

  • See our S4EA Athletes, Families & Friends during the Drive-Thru

When: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time:   5:00 - 8:00pm

Where: S4EA/Arc North Shores

              9575 Aero Dr., SD 92123

Reservations: $50.00 per person

Thank you for your support!

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2020 Alternative Fundraiser to "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

 

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" is an annual gala fundraiser benefiting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes, a non profit SPORTS program for people with developmental disabilities.

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would normally be hosting our 13th annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 6:00 - 9:00pm at the Balboa Park Club in beautiful Balboa Park for 350-400 guests. However, because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, S4EA cannot hold a fundraising event with several hundred guests. Therefore, S4EA is having an Alternative Fundraiser to “A Taste 4 SPORTS”. Because “A Taste 4 SPORTS” is our largest fundraiser, S4EA needs your support now more than ever for this Alternative Fundraiser.                       

Donate to S4EA

By donating, S4EA can provide the same high level programming once the Pandemic is over. For more information, please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Pictures

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Reminiscing About 2019 & Prior "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraising Events

 

The 12th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser took place on May 30, 2019 at the Balboa Park Club. Reservations were $60 per person which benefitted a truly extraordinary SPORTS organization SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes which in 12 years has already served 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities in over 20 separate sports. "A Taste 4 SPORTS" is a unique event that features food from some of San Diego's best local restaurants, appearances by notable sports figures, music, a fabulous silent auction, and fun. Last year's event featured food and wine from 23 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Let us tell you about the food over the years – savor delicious dishes such as Sushi, San Diego's Best Spaghetti, Gourmet Dessert Pancakes, Empanadas, Authentic Street Tacos, Tomato Bisque, Exquisite Salad Cups, Rigatoni Creamona, authentic crusty French Bread, cheeses, home made pizza, toffee, a decadent chocolate fountain and much more.

Kris Dielman Videos Promoting 2018 Taste

Videos About

'SPORTS Persons of the Year'

2018 Honoree Chargers Kris Dielman talking about honoring Gulls Willie O'Ree at 2019 Taste

 

2016 Honoree SD Sockers Kraig Chiles

 

2013 Honoree Monique Henderson talking about SDSU Basketball Coach Steve Fisher honored at 2014 Taste

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Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Program Schedule

Thursday, June 17, 2021

5-8pm 

 

  • Sample Tasty Offerings from Local Restaurants and Caterers

  • Listen to Great Music

    • 'Los Tecolotes' band featured live on stage

    • Steph Johnson with S4EA athlete Isaac on big screen​

    • Joe Castro, Wandering Minstrel

  • Participate in the Raffle from 5-7:30pm

  • Meet Celebrities including

    • NBA basketball Hall of Fame player Bill Walton 

    • Talk with 'Mad' Mike & view his Classic Cars on Display

  • See our S4EA Athletes, Families & Friends during the Drive-Thru

Welcome Bill Walton to Drive-Thru Taste

Proceeds benefit S4EA

The proceeds from this Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" benefits SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes — a non profit sports program serving 1,400 athletes with disabilities ages 5 through adult in over 20 sports during 4 sports seasons.

Enjoy Restaurants at Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

*Bang Energy

*Bread & Cie

*Cookies con Amore

*Creative Ideas

*Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos

*Koji Morisaki

*Mimi's Kitchen

*Pick Up Stix

*Screaming Pete’s BBQ

 

. . . & many more!

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"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Videos

S4EA Executive Director Walter Jackson is MC at Alternative Taste

Zoom Door Prize Drawing with S4EA Athletes at Alternative Taste

Steph Johnson and Isaac singing at "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Bill Walton Message at "A Taste 4 SPORTS" in May 2020

'SPORTS Persons of the Year' Videos

2019 - Willie O'Ree

Hockey Hall of Fame/SD Gulls

2018 - Kris Dielman

San Diego Chargers Superstar

2017 - Candice Wiggins

WNBA Basketball Star

2016 - Kraig Chiles

San Diego Sockers Superstar

2015 - Meb Keflezighi

Marathon Champion

2014 - Steve Fisher

SDSU Head Basketball Coach

2013 - Monique Henderson

Olympic Track Relay Gold

 

The Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsorships

2021 Sponsors

Gold Level ($5,000+)

  • Nick Brumbach

Silver Level ($1,000+)

  • Ahrens Family & Friends

  • Emil Ghio Family

  • Gibson Family

  • Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family

  • Richard Harris Family

  • Jackson/Snowdall Family

  • Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level ($500+)

  • Alvarez Family

  • Benavidez Family

  • Colors Gourmet Pizza

  • Mary & Rick Cunningham Family

  • Clara Downes

  • Geneva Financial

  • Teresa Gillaspy

  • Goldbaum Family

  • Idy Land Surveying

  • National Certified, Inc.

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Rathbun Family

  • Sonnenberg & Company, CPA's

  • Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

  • Super Wash & Dry Laundromat-Chula Vista

 

Thank you for your support!

Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 - $10,000. 

 

Contact

Clara Downes
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432
FAX: 858-565-7431
Email: clara@s4ea.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

$10,000 - Platinum

$5,000 - Gold Medal

$1,000 - Silver Medal

$500 - Bronze Medal

$100 - Blue Ribbon

Method of Payment:

  • Check to S4EA

  • Credit Card/Paypal

Sponsorship

The Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs your Sponsorship!

 

We would be proud to be counted among the wonderful agencies that your company so generously sponsors.

At our Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS", SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes would like to recognize your contribution. The 'Sponsorship Benefits & Opportunities' sheet outlines the various Sponsorship Levels and Sponsorship Benefits, including being listed in the Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" program, print & social media advertising, invitation, flyer, signage, and being listed on the S4EA website and newsletter.

Online Sponsorship Registration

 

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SPONSORSHIP PAYMENT

After clicking the Donate Button and putting in the amount, in next screen list the purpose of your donation: "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsorship

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2021 Drive-Thru Taste Restaurants

 

 

These supporters are providing food & drink at the 2021 Drive-Thru “A Taste 4 SPORTS”. Please support them now by using take-out, deliveries, or buying gift cards during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

Click on Food & Drink providers that are underlined to go directly to their website to put in your order for take-out or deliveries.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs Restaurants to Donate a Menu Item for the Drive-Thru or Donate a Restaurant Gift Certificate

 

Contact

 

Clara Downes
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432
FAX: 858-565-7431
Email: clara@s4ea.org

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 Online Auction June 1-16

Great Getaways

  • 2 round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines to exotic places like Hawaii or Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  • Aquarius/Edgewater Casino Resort

  • Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort

Sports Memorabilia

  • Phil Mickelson Autographed Beanie Baby Bear

  • Framed Lance Alworth Signed Jersey

  • SD Chargers Hall of Fame Lance Alworth Signed Sports Illustrated Cover & Card on Plaque

  • 2007 San Diego Chargers Autographed Football

  • 2004 New Orleans Saints Litho Signed Football

  • SD Chargers John Hadl Framed Autographed Photo

  • Ice Pucky Game Signed by Willie O'Ree

Sports

  • 2 Clubhouse Season Passes to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

  • Sycuan/Singing Hills Golf Resort Round of Golf for 2

  • 'Let's Play Ball' Sports Equipment

​Antiques & Art

  • Vintage Mini Bar with Brandy Decanter

  • Enamel Cat Pendant

  • Oil Paintings by Renowned artist Leonid Afremov

  • Franco Pergal 'Sailboats' Oil on Canvas

  • 'Sunset Cliffs' Painting by Joan Captain

Health & Fitness

  • Jamie Ford Personal Trainer for a Month

  • Zoom Fitness Classes for a month by Yip Fitness

Many More Items, Including

  • Handcrafted Wooden Ice Chest Built by S4EA Coach James Downes

  • San Diego Zoo/Safari Park Tickets 

  • . . .

Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Raffle June 17 

A raffle will be held during the Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" on June 17 from 5-7:30pm at S4EA/North Shores .

  1. Ice Cream Party

  2. The Electric Lunch Box

  3. Money Tree Plant with Lottery Tickets

  4. Dudley's Bakery & Mom's Pies

  5. Heated Seat & Back Massager from Snaillax

  6. TV Ears Wireless Hearing Aid

  7. Fun in the Sun

  8. "Surreal Ocean" Painting

  9. Relax & Read

  10. Various Sports Equipment

  11. SD Natural History Museum

  12. USS Midway Museum

  13. Wayfarer Bread in La Jolla

  14. Zoom Fitness Classes by Yip Fitness

  15. Various USAopoly Games

To View Raffle items ahead of time, go to Auction Site and click on 'Zowie - It's a Raffle!' category.

Items Needed for Auction and Raffle

You can help make the Drive-Thru "A Taste 4 SPORTS" a great success in 2021. We are in need of auction and raffle prize items, such as:

  • Great Getaways

  • Sports Memorabilia

  • Gift Certificates

  • Tickets

  • Art

  • & More

Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 if you have any auction or raffle items that you would like to donate.

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

 

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is a community based sports program serving 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult in San Diego County.

The purpose of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is to create enhanced opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their community.

SPORTS Pledge

I practice hard. I do my best...

I play with Pride.. You'll be impressed!

We are SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

For more Info Contact:

Clara Downes

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

9575 Aero Dr, Suite B

San Diego, CA 92123

Phone: 858-565-7432

Fax: 858-565-7431

E-mail: clara@s4ea.org

Web: www.s4ea.org

Drive-Thru A Taste 4 SPORTS Organizing Committee

  • Nicole Alvarez

  • Nick Brumbach

  • Mary Cunningham

  • Harriet & Carl David

  • Clara Downes

  • Barbie Hager

  • Walter Jackson

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Myra Snowdall

  • Marianne Tyler & Family

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