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"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

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Save the Date:

June 2, 2022 at Balboa Park Club for in-person "A Taste 4 SPORTS" featuring "The Fastest Cyclist on Earth" Denise Mueller as our 2022 'SPORTS Person of the Year'.

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2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Is Back In The Balboa Park Club

S4EA is hosting for our members the 15th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, June 2nd from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club (2144 Pan American Road West, SD 92101) featuring food & wine from 20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy live music with 'The Night Owls' & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. Reservations are $60 per person.

Sponsorship opportunities available at following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000 & Bronze-$500. Please donate gift certificates, trips, autographed sports memorabilia to enhance the auction. For more information, call S4EA at 858-565-7432. 

Proceeds benefit S4EA

The proceeds from the "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.

Highlights Include:

  • Sample Tasty Offerings from Local Restaurants and Caterers

  • Listen to Great Music with 'The Night Owls'

  • Participate in the Silent & Live Auction as well as the Raffle held live in the Balboa Park Club

  • Honor “The Fastest Cyclist on Earth” Denise Mueller as 'SPORTS Person of the Year'

  • Meet Celebrities including NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton & 'Mad' Mike from "Pimp My Ride"

  • Enjoy time seeing & talking face-to-face with our S4EA Athletes, Families & Friends

When: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time:   6:00 - 9:00pm

Where: Balboa Park Club

              2144 Pan American Rd W

              San Diego, CA 92101

Reservations: $60.00 per person

Thank you for your support!

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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

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!

Welcome Bill Walton to Drive-Thru Taste

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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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2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2, 2022

6-9pm  Music from 'The Night Owls'

             Tasting from Restaurants,

                Caterers & Wineries

6:30pm Master of Ceremonies -

                  Perette Godwin

6:45pm Honoring

             The Fastest Cyclist on Earth

              Denise Mueller as our 2022

              SPORTS Person of the Year

7:10pm Live Auction

7:50pm Silent Auction Section A

                  Tables Closing

8:05pm Raffle Closes

8:30pm Silent Auction Section B

                   Tables Closing

Practice Social Distancing

& Wear a Mask When Not Eating

To Help Protect our Athletes with Disabilities

'SPORTS Person of the Year' Denise Mueller Highlights:

  • 183.9mph Paced Bicycle Land Speed Record Holder (2018)

  • US Women’s Human Powered Bicycle Record holder (non-motor paced) at 70.6mph (2019)

  • 15 National Cycling Championships (Mt. Biking, Road & Velodrome)

  • Completed over 55 half marathons & 9 marathons on 4 continents

  • Denise trains Paralympic cyclist Amy Dixon in tandem bicycling at SD Velodrome in preparation for 2024 Paris Paralympic cycling

Enjoy Restaurants at 2022

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

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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

 

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Sponsorships

2022 Sponsors

Gold Level ($5,000+)

  • Nick Brumbach

  • Idy Land Surveying

Silver Level ($1,000+)

  • Brixton Capital

  • Gibson Family

  • HME

  • Jerry & Mary Ellen Harris Family

  • Richard Harris Family

  • Jackson/Snowdall Family

  • The Arc of San Diego

  • Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level ($500+)

  • Alvarez Family

  • Benavidez Family

  • Colors Gourmet Pizza

  • Cunningham Family

  • Clara Downes

  • Teresa Gillaspy

  • Goldbaum Family

  • Brian Miller

  • Jennifer Styer/Duane MacNeilan

  • Kathy Nelson

  • Peters Family

  • Bill Randoll

  • Rathbun Family

  • Screaming Pete's BBQ

  • Sonnenberg & Company, CPA's

  • Super Wash & Dry Laundromat-Chula Vista

  • Triad Components Group

 

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

2022 Sponsorship

The 2022 "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 "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 "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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2022 Taste Restaurants

 

We are looking forward to these restaurants & many other restaurants & caterers to provide food at the upcoming 2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" to be held back indoors at the Balboa Park Club on Thu June 2.

Please support them now by using take-out, deliveries, or eating at these restaurants.

The 2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs Restaurants to Donate a Menu Item 

 

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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 2022 Taste Auction

on Thu June 2nd from 6-9pm at Balboa Park Club 

Getaways to a variety of exciting locations.

 

Sports Memorabilia–baseball, golf, football, soccer, basketball, etc.

 

Gift Certificates/Tickets to local restaurants, museums, theatres, hotels, spa treatments, fun & games, whale watching, and more.

 

Artwork, Jewelry & many more items.

Auction Packages

  • A01 Fat Molly's Brownies

  • A02 Work It Up!

  • A03 BBQ Boss

  • A04 Night on the Town

  • A05 Dinner at Dukes

  • A06 Let It Grow!

  • A07 Hit the Green!

  • A08 Dream Dinners

  • A09 Sunny San Diego Staycation

  • A10 San Diego History Museum

  • A11 Bazinga! Trains

  • A12 'Life Memories' Painting

  • A13 'Calm Sea' Painting

  • A14 Plethora of Tony Gwynn Baseball Cards

  • A15 Tony Gwynn Signed Rookie Card

  • A16 Lance Alworth Signed Photo

  • A17 Game Night!

  • A18 Bee Happy!

  • A19 Aztec Basketball Basket

  • A20 'Lilac' Painting

  • . . . and many more!

2022 Taste Raffle  

A raffle will be held during "A Taste 4 SPORTS" on Thu June 2 from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club:

  1. Fat Molly's Brownies

  2. Sauce Goddess Basket

  3. Let's Get Ready to Grill

  4. Get Away From It All

  5. Leonid Afremov Print

  6. Tony Gwynn Baseball Cards

  7. Family Fun!

  8. Aztec Bball Tickets

       . . . and many more!

The 2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Needs Auction & Raffle Items

You can help make the 2022 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" a great success. We are in need of auction and raffle prize items, such as:

  • Great Getaways

  • Sports Memorabilia

  • Gift Certificates

  • Tickets

  • Art

  • & More

The auction & raffle will be held live in the Balboa Park Club on June 2.

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

"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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