- Boys and Girls Track and Field Day, Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Sweetwater High School
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In Case you missed it
Cupcakes for Charity
Fundraising takes a sweet turn with Sprinkles Cupcakes in La Jolla and Antoine Cason of the San Diego Chargers, who teamed up to raise money for the After-School All-Stars. On March 12, Cason and fellow teammates served up Chargers-themed cupcakes at Sprinkles, 8855 Villa La Jolla Drive. All proceeds benefitted the program; go to www.sprinkles.com.
Flag Football Kick Off Rally
Saturday, March 5th was not just any ordinary day for the kids in National City. Over 250 at-risk youth gathered at Lincoln Acres Elementary School to participate in the kick-off rally for the upcoming 10-week After-School All-Stars flag-football league provided free of charge for the students in the National School District. The kids arrived with their families where they met up with their teammates and their school coaches. Each child received an After-School All-Star t-shirt represented with their school team colors. The teams where then broken up into groups where they ran a mock NFL Combine lead by their coaches. The kids were then joined by San Diego Chargers Shaun Phillips and Stephen Cooper who helped teach the kids the proper techniques of the football drills.
Then the rally officially got started where each team entered through a giant balloon tunnel to their “theme song,” which included songs such as Eye of the Tiger and We Will Rock You. Following the students, the San Diego Charger players entered and joined ASAS, Executive Director, Tyree Dillingham on stage. San Diego Charger and TouchDown ShutDown founder, Shaun Phillips presented After-School All-Stars with a check for $44,700 for the 2010-11 NFL season on behalf of his teammates Stephen Cooper and Antoine Cason, The UPS Store and Scott and Cronin. Phillips then made a special announcement that AT&T representative, Christine Moore was there to present After-School All-Stars with another check for $15,000. It was quite an exciting day for After-School All-Stars.
Following the check presentation, the San Diego Charger Girls did a performance to kick off the schools cheer competition. Each of the ten elementary schools then took turns performing their school cheers, there was a lot at stake, the winning team was set to receive a pizza party. Celebrity judges Stephen Cooper and Shaun Phillips thought each of the schools had their own originality and flare and rewarded all ten teams with their own pizza parties. The rally ended with a team photo and an All-Star huddle. Then the football games began and what a start to the flag-football league, it was!
Coca-Cola Stars and Strikes
Coca-Cola proudly presented the Stars and Strikes Bowling Extravaganza with San Diego Chargers’ Shaun Phillips at East Village Tavern and Bowl on May 6th
The event was an overwhelming success and raised nearly $45,000! This event would not have been possible without the generous sponsorships and donations made by community partners:
Coca-Cola, Scott and Cronin, Chargers, The UPS Store,
Athlete’s First, SDG&E, LA LAKERS, Atlas Storage and Morgan Stanley
With the red carpet rolled out, it was a night with the All-Stars. Shaun Phillips and many of his San Diego Charger teammates came out to show their support for After-School All-Stars. The night started with great food from East Village Tavern and the SP95 specialty drink created especially for the event by Svedka Vodka. Everyone swayed to the electric beats of DJ Gigi and Dale and posed for photos shot by Desiree Astorga, all while bowling a game or two. The Emcee of the night was Channel 4’s Jenny Cavnar, who really kept things moving and made the night sensational! Many chose to take part in the opportunity drawing that had amazing items such as bottle service for 10 at Stingaree donated by Shane Brennan other items included donations from Stone Brewing Co., Black Label, San Diego Museum of Art, SeaWorld, Legoland, Zoological Society, Mixed Chicks, Fitness Quest 10, Sycuan Casino, and many others. Shaun went behind the bar and made a few specialty drinks for his friends and teammates. The night ended with Shaun and his teammates competing in a bowl-off, which raised an AMAZING $20,000 courtesy of board member Larry Scott of Scott and Cronin and his partners! The final contest included Antoine Cason bowling a strike and an additional $5500 bringing new meaning the event name Stars and STRIKES!!!. Special thanks to Shaun’s agent Andrew Kessler with Athlete’s First, Shaun’s teammates Steven Cooper and Quentin and Alicia Jammer, Melissa Perry and Anna Garcia for generously donating. Sponsors walked away with swag bags valued at $800 that included Pony shoes, CUPS HooHoo’s, Deuce sport watches, clothes, gift certificates and so much more. It was a spectacular event; everyone had fun while supporting a great cause. So, are you ready for next year?
With the funds we raised from the event, After-School All-Stars will continue to provide free after school programs for over 4,000 San Diego children in the coming school year including the expansion of 4 new schools!
Special thanks to our title sponsor, Coca-Cola.
And of course, a very special thanks to Shaun Phillips and his Chargers teammates that came out to bowl and help raise money for a good cause.
In case you missed the event, it is not too late to donate to this great cause! Give kids a chance to succeed in school and in life! Visit www.sdafterschoolallstars.org and join the cause! Be an All-Star, donate today!
Thank you to all of our donors and sponsors.
Mother’s Day with Shaun Phillips
On Sunday May 9th Donovan's and Shaun Phillips hosted 15 single mothers and their children for a Mother’s Day Brunch with his family. All the families were picked up in limos and taken to Donovan’s where they were greeted with flowers. Every family had a family portrait taken with Shaun, books and goodies were provided as well. The day was the perfect way to celebrate these moms for their hard work and dedication of being a single mom.
Ski trip to Mammoth
Fifty low-income children had the time of their lives when they traveled to Mammoth Mountain April 23-25th for a weekend of fun in the snow. Kids from our Las Vegas and Los Angeles Chapters joined our San Diego students as they arrived Friday night in Mammoth. Horizon Airlines donated air transportation for our students in San Diego to fly to Mammoth. All the children were given complimentary room and board at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, just a few yards from the chairlifts! Mammoth donated ski or snowboard equipment rentals for the entire trip for each student. The kids were given free lessons on the slopes by some of Mammoth’s finest instructors on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night a special career panel was presented after dinner, where professionals in hospitality, food service, marketing and hotel management discussed their career paths to Mammoth. Everyone was sad to leave, but eagerly awaits the next time they can show their new skills on the slopes.
“We are so grateful to Rusty and Mammoth for creating a life-changing experience for these children,” said Ben Paul, President & CEO of After-School All-Stars. “For many of these children, this trip will be the first time they leave their neighborhoods, first time they sleep in a hotel, first time they see snow, not to mention the first time they ski or ride Mammoth’s world-class slopes.”
Shaun Phillips hosted the 2nd Annual Dodgeball-For-A-Cause Tournament
Shaun Phillips of the San Diego Chargers hosted the 2nd Annual Dodgeball-For-A-Cause Tournament benefiting After-School All-Stars. The adult-only tournament took place at In Cahoots on Monday, November 2nd. The exciting night was full of young professionals reliving their youth by competing in the old-school playground game, dodgeball.
While the teams played, dodgeball observers purchased opportunity drawing tickets to win prizes. On-site ASAS sold dodgeball shirts, NFL footballs, and food that was donated from Ranch Catering, Smokin' Joes BBQ, and Joey’s BBQ.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the 2nd annual Shaun Phillips’ Dodgeball event supporting San Diego All-Stars. ASAS would like to thank everyone for making this event a huge success. We hope that next year we will be able to see each and every ASAS supporter on-site to play or watch the action.
Again, thank you to everyone who participated in the dodgeball tournament, and for your commitment to the children of San Diego County.
A very special thanks to Shaun Phillips and his Chargers teammates that came out to watch the event.
Click on this link to check out all the fun! SHAUN PHILLIPS DODGEBALL EVENT on blip.tv
The Month of May has been a busy and exciting month for our Sport Clubs. On May 1st, we had a 8 team playoff for both primary (7yrs-9yrs old) and secondary (10yrs-12yrs old) divisions in our flag football league. 4 teams from each division were eliminated and the other 4 moved on to the semi-final/championship day which took place on May 15th. Our two Championship teams were Las Palmas Elementary for the primary division and Palmer Way Elementary for the secondary division.
Also in between those two weeks of flag football, on May 8th we had our annual Kiwanis club of National City SMCAF Track & Field meet. Over 600 kids participated in a 4 hour track meet that was held at Sweetwater Union High in National City. 112 of those participants qualified to move on to the SMACF state track meet which is being held on June 6th, 2010 at Warren High School in Downey CA.
All-Star Kids Give BackCheck out what our students have been up to over the last few months of school.
The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. The participants of After-School All-Stars Greater San Diego, finds this epidemic relevant to the community and the children we serve. Like other impoverished towns all over this country, there isn't a lot of access to high quality fruits and vegetables. There are also a disproportionate number of fast food places, which doesn't serve healthy food, but offers food that is much cheaper. Students in our after-school programs are creating an awareness of the community needs and are collaborating with two local community gardens. They are growing an abundant number of fruits and vegetables that are given to families that are in need while providing education on nutrition to kids. The gardens are giving students access to fresh foods, introducing them to nature, and helping them live a healthier lifestyle.
Compassion for Haiti
Students at Montgomery Middle School, in San Diego, CA want to lead their school in an effort to respond to one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere. There are no greater leaders in our communities than students. The students want their voices to be heard and they want to create an awareness of what they are doing to help, not just in their communities, but in other nations. By helping others, the students learned the responsibilities that come with being a role model. Not only are they raising money or creating awareness, the students are learning about Haiti, about the country, history and the people. The projects started the first week of the devastation and will continue until the end of the school year. Our Service Learning Club (Entourage) is leading the charge and is getting their fellow classmates, teachers, parents and administrators involved, and they have raised over $2000 thus far.
Bridging the Generation Gap
Today we stand on the brink of a national epidemic unlike anything we have experienced before. As the largest number of Americans ever reaches retirement age, Alzheimer’s and other similar progressive and fatal diseases threaten life as we know it. Students are reaching out and helping the elders in their communities. There are over 90,000 families right here in San Diego coping with these diseases every day. The students have made monthly commitments of companionships and friendships to isolated seniors in the long term facilities. The volunteers have been offering arts & crafts and other stimulating activities for the elders. We are here to lend a hand with special people in a special place.
Restoring the Wildlife Habitat
The students have been volunteering for the San Diego Audubon Society, who helps us foster the protection of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. They offer local conservation and education programs, and invites volunteers to help restore a special nesting site for endangered California Least Terns on Saturday, April 10th, from 8:45am to 1pm. We’ll be working at FAA Island, a small island just west of Fiesta Island that is used for air traffic control purposes and is usually closed to the public. Unfortunately, this site is full of vegetation and invasive plants and so cannot be used by the terns for nesting and rearing their young. We’ll be working to clear this vegetation and to prepare the site for the arrival of the terns in late April You’re invited to help the San Diego Flyway Cities Coalition transform over an acre of turf into a community habitat garden for wildlife and people! The San Diego Audubon Society, City of Chula Vista, Eastlake III Association, Garden Retreat Designs, and Recon Native Plants are joining together to establish a demonstration habitat by planting native shrubs and trees to help promote sustainable, nature-friendly landscaping. Events will be held on April 17, May 1, and May 15 to ensure that we successfully complete this project during planting season.
Come an hour earlier to attend a FREE NatureScape workshop that will teach you how to compost, save water, and certify your property as an official Backyard Habitat. The workshop will be held at Eastlake’s Clubhouse at the Woods from 9 – 10am, before the volunteer work event.
The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In San Diego, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives. The New Roots Community Farm, a project of the International Rescue Committee in San Diego, was started to provide our refugee clients with land to farm their own food, as a way to improve their food security. This is a great way to learn about this exciting project for the IRC's refugee clients and other community members. The students will be learning about the history, the people, and the cultures of so many different countries. People are coming from all parts of the world, from Somalia, Burma, Vietnam, Kenya, and so on.
SP's All-Star Sack Attack
Shaun Phillips - San Diego Chargers SP's All-Star Sack Attack is a unique partnership between Chargers' Linebacker Shaun Phillips (#95) and After-School All-Stars San Diego, created to raise funds to benefit youth in underserved communities in the county. For every sack he records in the NFL Season, Shaun has pledged $1,000 to After-School All-Stars. During the 2008-09 season, Shaun recorded 7.5 sacks for a total personal contribution of $7,500. This past season we had three matching corporate sponsors: San Diego National Bank, The UPS Store and Scott & Cronin. Scott & Cronin generously donated $10,000.
Chargers’ Linebacker Shaun Phillips and After-School All-Stars San Diego form a unique partnership. For every sack he records in the NFL Season, Shaun has pledged $1,000 to After-School All-Stars. If you are interested in matching Shaun's donations, click here.