SPARK presents 1 Degree of Separation on April 23rd at Thrive Church
Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts increased during the pandemic with social isolation cited as a major cause. Our Teen Mental Health Resiliency Program continues to address these issues with a live performance that includes Aurora Singh, a member of the extended SASF family and community!
Come join us for a poignant and entertaining afternoon.
1 Degree of Separation
Saturday, April 23rd at 3PM
Thrive Church | 3109 Dwight Road | Elk Grove, CA 95758
Almost sold out! Register now for SASF's Golf Tournament on Monday, May 23rd
Join us for a day of golf, food, and fun to benefit Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation! We are so excited to bring back the SASF Golf Tournament, taking place on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Valley Hi Country Club.
Early bird registration has begun and is $135/person before April 1st. Registration includes green fee, cart, range balls, and breakfast. We'll see you there!
We're looking for sponsors for the Golf Tournament
SASF is dedicated to expanding our programs that help our community with education and career goals, physical and mental health support. Through the golf tournament we hope to raise funds to help support these programs. Our efforts would go even farther with tournament sponsors.
If you or your compnay is interested in being our official event sponsor, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday! The Creative Space's Spring Food & Craft Fair is on March 12th at SASF
The Creative Space is hosting a Spring Food and Craft Fair THIS SATURDAY, March 12th from 11AM - 3PM. Shop over 80+ food and craft vendors while also enjoying the beautiful spring weather!
This event will have everything from jewelry and home decor, to stationary and snacks. Pick up some original art prints and greeting cards from Kaela Aiko, pick out a new spring-time tropical house plant from Aloha + Fronds, and load up on some delicious treats from any one of our bakers! Some out of town vendors joining us that day are: Hella Cute Company who specializes in Disney apparel/prints/fan-art/woodworking and Kimchi Kawaii who makes Japanese kawaii prints, accessories, and plushies.
You don't want to miss out on this fun-filled event!
The Creative Space has also announced that they're hosting an Asian Pacific CultureFest on Saturday, May 7th from 11AM-3PM. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, this event will have delicious food, handcrafted products, special performance, and original artwork all crafted by the local AAPI community. More details to come in next month's newsletter, so be sure to save the date and keep an eye out for that event!
SASF awarded SMUD 2022 Shine Award
SASF if proud to be chosen as one of 36 non-profit organizations, receiving $54,000 of match funds. SMUD's Shine program "seeks, through community collaboration and partnerships, to enhance neighborhoods and support our community-based nonprofit partners. With specific attention to physical, cultural, and social identities, we hope to strengthen the connections between quality of life for the people in our region and the sustainability of the place they share."
Targeted is the renovation of our HVAC system and complete lighting conversion to efficient LED. Our goal is to have a premiere facility that offers a healthy environment in terms of air quality and "calming" lighting for attendees. And a well-lit parking lot will ensure safety for our night-time events.
We want peace of mind for participants and visitors during these stressful pandemic times. According to the CDC, improvements in ventilation systems can increase the delivery of clean air and remove potential contaminants. Our objective is to have system that removes viruses, bacteria, and pollen as much as technically possible. Our lighting systems will be upgraded to all-LED lighting, providing the right level of ambient and calming lighting for our special needs youth program and all other uses of the facility.
Watch for updates as the project progresses to completion by the end of 2022.
Big Day of Giving is just around the corner. Save the date for May 5th!
Our largest fundraiser of the year, Big Day of Giving, is just around the corner on May 5th. With the support of the Elk Grove and Sacramento communities, and your remarkable generosity, SASF raised $33,550 last year. Please mark your calendars and help us top last year's incredible donation total. All donations from Big Day of Giving go toward supporting our programs and events as well as the ongoing expenses of our facility. SASF could not persist without your generosity and support, it is much appreciated.
As per the Sacramento County Public Health guidelines for COVID-19, face coverings are no longer required indoors at SASF. We ask that if you are not feeling well, please do not come in until you are well to protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic. SASF will continue to monitor Sacramento County Public Health guidelines and reserve the right to change policies at any time in support of the county and state's guidelines.
From Sacramento County Public Health:
Individuals should continue to follow all California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance and requirements and are reminded that CDPH continues to require face coverings in specific settings throughout California, including public transit, indoors in K12 schools and childcare, emergency shelters and cooling/heating centers, healthcare settings, State and local correctional facilities and detention centers, homeless shelters, and long term care setting and adult and senior care facilities.
Under the CDPH Order, masks remain required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses, such as retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, and State and local government offices serving the public. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. Surgical masks or high level respirators (e.g. N95, KN95, KF94) with a good fit are highly recommended.
The Health Officer will continue to assess COVID-19's evolving impact on our community and may re-issue a face covering as changing circumstances dictate.
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:
- K S Mori via United Way
- Margaret Ching via United Way
- Sylvia and Ronald Ouchida in memory of Shigeko Tanaka
- Maylene Dong Wong in memory of Mary Fong
- Maylene Dong Wong in memory of Mollie Oto
- K S Ng via United Way
- Jeanie Voong via United Way
- Tom Tanaka via United Way
- Dan Yamanaka via United Way
- Richard Chu via United Way
- David Hironaka via United Way
- Kimberly Dong via UPS
- Elaine Kurashige in memory of Steve Matsuura
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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