What's Happening in January at SASF

Happy New Year from SASF

SASF would like to wish you a happy and healthy 2022! We hope this message finds you and yours in good health. Thank you for your continued support of SASF. We look forward to building upon our programs like Sports for Life, Teens Create Dreams, Strive for Strength, Teen Mental Health, pickleball and more in 2022. And, we are excited to bring some new (and renewed) initiatives to SASF with the golf tournament, kitchen rentals and more. It's going to be an exciting year. Please take good care, thank you for your support, and we hope to see you soon!

Meet Dennis, SASF's new kitchen Partner

SASF is excited to introduce our new long-term kitchen rental partner, Dennis Freeman!

Dennis is the owner and founder of Liberation Foods, a catering company serving Northern California. Dennis and his family are residents of Elk Grove. Dennis's amazing other half is Jena Freeman, who has been employed as a special education teacher in Elk Grove Unified School District for twenty two years, and holds multiple teaching credentials and a Masters Degree from Sacramento State. Jena helped create Liberation Foods five years ago and has been a vital partner to help grow the business since.

SASF looks forward to working with Liberation Foods, including future fundraisers and programs for SASF. Dennis is excited to be a part of the SASF community. If you see him, please give him a warm welcome. Welcome, Dennis!

January 2022 COVID-19 Update

We hope this message finds you in good health. We thank you in advance for adhering to our COVID-19 safety policies. As a small organization, every person that walks through our doors makes a big impact on our operations. Your mindfulness to our policies makes it so we can continue to serve you and the Sacramento community.

Please remember:

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not come into the SASF facility.
  • SASF will continue to require masks (regardless of vaccine status) for all who enter the facility. Masks must be worn while inside the SASF facility.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration opens on Monday, January 24th for SASF's Golf Tournament at Valley Hi Country Club

Coming soon! Registration for SASF's Golf Tournament will be available on the SASF website on Monday, January 24th.

Until then, please start planning your foursome teams and be ready to register! We'll send the link via email and post on our social media sites to notify you when we're live.

The SASF Golf Tournament is at the Valley Hi Country Club on Monday, May 23, 2022. Registration includes green fee, shared cart, range balls and light breakfast.

Are you or someone you know interested in sponsoring? We'll be announcing our sponsorship opportunities soon. Email us at sasfrentals@gmail.com.

Sports for Life update

Sports for Life is an SASF program dedicated to adults and children (ages 10+) with special needs. Our goal is to provide an environment for everyone to participate in physical activity through a variety of organized sporting sessions, including pickleball and basketball.

2021 was an eventful year for Sports for Life as we were finally able to transition back from virtual to in-person sessions! We had lots of fun playing pickleball and basketball this past year as well as strengthening our mind and bodies with Kampfit and yoga. For this new year, we are happy to announce: SASF Sports for Life if back in 2022! With this new year also comes an updated schedule. Sports for Life will now be held every Friday evening from 4pm-5:30 pm, beginning January 14th!

The Creative Space's Holiday Food and Craft Fair was a success!

On December 18th, The Creative Space had their Holiday Food and Craft Fair. It was a cold day, but everyone came out to support over 80 small businesses for some last minute holiday shopping. There was even a Hawaiian Santa to take pictures with to spread some holiday cheer! This craft fair had a wonderful blend of delicious food and handmade crafts. ACC and My Sister's House were part of the day as well! It was great to reconnect with family and friends and to have the whole community there to support. 2021 was a challenging year for many of us, and community is more important than ever. We're hoping to take the success of this event and carry it into 2022! The Creative Space is hosting another event at SASF on Saturday, March 12th. There will be more information on this in next month's newsletter! Thank you for all of your continued support!


We are extremely grateful to the many individuals, families and businesses who continue to support and donate to the SASF throughout the year. Without your unwavering support, SASF would have had a difficult time surviving the challenges of the past year. Thank you for the following donations received this past month:

  • Mamie Yee
  • Craig Wong
  • CHPW, Inc.
  • Glenn Freitas
  • PG&E Blackbaud Giving Fund
  • Margaret Ching via SMUD and United Way
  • Randy Uda via PG&E
  • Lewis Kassis Foundation
  • Ronny Okimura
  • Gordon & Donna Kunisaki
  • Elaine Chiao
  • Larry Hiuga
  • Raymond Ho
  • Chinese Community Church
  • Liberation Foods LLC
  • Mikuni Charitable Organization
  • KCMKC LLC, in memory of Chee Fat
  • Walsh Automotive Service, in memory of Chee Fat
  • Victorian Chan, in memory of Chee Fat
  • Chansons Properties, in memory of Chee Fat

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

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