December 2023 Newsletter

Happy Holidays from SASF's Board of Directors

We want to wish everyone a warm and joyful winter holiday season! We hope your holidays are cheery, merry and bright.

As 2023 comes to a close, we want to thank every person who has supported SASF this year. We are grateful for every staff member, volunteer, program member and participant, donor, and more--you all make it possible for us to continue our programs, keep our doors open, and serve the community. Thank you for your generosity and thank you for being a part of SASF!

Have a safe and happy New Year. See you in 2024!

Angelo and Sofia Tsakopoulos Monument Dedication

Founding President Jerry Chong greeted all former and present SASF directors, along with the Honorable Jimmie Yee at our dedication of the Tsakopoulos Monument and Garden.

Jerry thanked Angelo and Sofia Tsakopoulous for their faith, trust and confidence in us when in 1995, he donated the land on which the SASF facility sits today. Angelo’s belief and trust in our organization became the catalyst for the Board to raise the funds needed to build our community center which opened in March 2007.

Jeff Tsuruoka, landscape architect and Curtis Matsuura landscape contractor, working with the Board conceived and built the tribute. Monument and Garden Donors:

  • Jerry and Carole Chong
  • Karen Cotton
  • Paul and Mae Fong Family
  • Rodney and Julie Kunisaki
  • Ellen Kwong
  • Jeff and Teresa Harada
  • Don and Joey Lee
  • Ray and Nancy Lee
  • Marcia Matsuda
  • Steve Hamamoto
  • Curtis Matsuura
  • Jeff Tsuruoka

SASF, as it approaches its 31st anniversary, is deeply grateful for the kindness and generosity of Angelo and Sofia Tsakopoulos.

Left to right : Barry Lim, Angelo , Jimmie Yee, Don Lee, Sofia Tsakopoulos, Jerry Chong, and Nancy Lee.

Save the Date: SASF Crab Feed is on Saturday, February 24, 2024

In case you missed our first announcement, please be sure to save the date for Saturday, February 24, 2024 for the SASF Crab Feed! More details to be announced. Thank you for your interest and for your support!

Update: The Crab Feed is sold out! Please send an email to if you wish to placed on the waiting list. Thank you.

2024 SASF Golf Tournament Registration is Now Open

Monday, May 20, 2024
SASF Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Valley Hi Country Club

Registration is now open for the 2024 SASF Golf Tournament, happening on Monday, May 20, 2024 at Valley Hi Country Club! Registration is $140 per person and includes breakfast, green fee, cart, range balls, and a steak dinner at SASF.

Our new golf committee is excited to announce these fun additions to the tournament this year and are working hard to put together a great experience for the golfers. We hope you can join us.

Interested in the steak dinner but not much for golf? Purchase dinner-only tickets.

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Chris Wong's PG&E Community Connect Giving Fund

Growing up with SASF, Chris is giving back through PG&E’s match program which matches donations dollar for dollar, up to $5000. Chris is SASF’s sponsor for PG&E's Peer to Peer Fundraising Community. As a PG&E employee, he invites you to donate to a cause that he cares about. PG&E employees select the nonprofits that they support through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and PG&E matches contributions to eligible organizations.

I grew up in this program, first in summer basketball league and giving back as a basketball coach and referee. This organization does so much for the communities of Sacramento and Elk Grove. Their dedication to youth development through sports and leadership programs include teen women empowerment, a talent show completely organized by youth, and basketball, ages 7-18. They have added new programs to address teen mental health, and sports programs and a fishing derby for special needs youth. Pickleball for Seniors continues to grow by leaps and bounds. An anticipated program with SMUD includes classes on the use of modern and efficient kitchen equipment.

Join me and my friends who participated in SASF programs and are now giving back in different ways.

Donate Here and PG&E Will Match


We are extremely grateful to the many individuals, families and businesses who continue to support and donate to the SASF throughout the year. Thank you for the following donations received this past month:

  • K S Mori via United Way
  • David Hironaka via United Way
  • Dan Yamanaka via United Way
  • Jeanie Voong via United Way
  • K S Ng via United Way
  • Craig Wong
  • Donald Honda
  • Frances & Mark Koop
  • Gordon Low in memory of Benny Fong
  • Nadine & Larry Fong in memory of Florence Kinoshita

SASF relies on the generous donations from community members to fund the day-to-day operations of the facility, and the support for sports and youth programs.

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