2014 Boston Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi will be honored as “SPORTS Man of the Year” at the 8th annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” on June 25, 2015 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park benefiting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Basketball Hall of Famer, Bill Walton; Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Monique Henderson; and Mad Mike from MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” will also be attending. See more at http://www.taste4sports.com
Jun 22, 2015 /prREACH/ -- prReach -- Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners ever, 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi (pronounced Kef-lez-ghee) will be honored as “SPORTS Man of the Year” at the 8th annual A Taste 4 SPORTS on June 25, 2015 at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park San Diego, CA benefiting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. A Taste 4 SPORTS celebrates America’s favorite pastimes: sports, eating, listening to music and shopping.
Attendees will get to mix and mingle with “SPORTS Man of the Year” and Author of "Meb for Mortals", Meb Kleflezighi, Basketball Hall of Famer, Bill Walton, Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Monique Henderson, and Mad Mike from the MTV classic, “Pimp My Ride”. A Taste 4 SPORTS features fabulous signature dishes and libations from over twenty-five San Diego restaurants, breweries and wineries and the “Sensational Silent Auction” with trips, sports memorabilia, gift baskets and much more. The critically acclaimed Steph Johnson Trio will be playing Latin jazz throughout the evening. Tickets are $60.00 per person inclusive of food and drink. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.Taste4SPORTS.com or call 858-565-7432.
Proceeds from A Taste 4 SPORTS will help provide over 24 sports programs each season throughout San Diego County. Summer sports programs include: cycling, soccer, softball, bocce, ice skating, golf, walking, and swimming for athletes with and without developmental disabilities throughout San Diego. To register or Volunteer visit www.S4EA.org. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics "sports participation enhances the psychological well being of children with disabilities by forming friendships, developing confidence, compassion and self-identity."
“I encourage everyone to go outside and play. As Nelson Mandela said, sports unites us more than anything else,” says Meb Keflezighi, 2014 Boston Marathon winner. Meb is the only athlete to win the New York Marathon, the Boston Marathon and an Olympic Medal. Meb’s mission is to help others go the distance in their own lives. “Do your best in everything you pursue at every level and remember we all need to help and support each other.”
“We are excited to be honoring Meb as “SPORTS Man of the Year” at A Taste 4 SPORTS. This is a crucial time for S4EA. Our goal is to raise $60,000.00 to continue providing sports programs for exceptional athletes of all income levels,” states Walter Jackson, Executive Director, S4EA
The purpose of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is to create enhanced opportunities for people with disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports activities in their community. For more information on A Taste 4 SPORTS and SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes visit www.Taste4Sports.com, www.S4EA.org or call 858-565-7432.