Organizational News

03 Oct

Support Close to Home

What do Autism Speaks, Captain’s Auction Warehouse, McBeth Foundation, Mitsubishi U.S. and the Ueberroth Foundation have in common? They all recognize the need for a team sports program for children and teens with special needs and have supported Spirit League in 2018. Let’s face it. It is expensive to raise a child; let alone a child with special needs who may need extra support. Spirit League recognizes this concern and has worked hard to keep registration fees from rising; despite the...

17 Jul

Safe Sport Act Prompts Changes for Youth Sports Leagues

The recently passed Safe Sport Act mandates a new standard of care for all organizations and individuals involved in youth sports; regardless of the size of the organization. To ensure compliance with this Act, Spirit League is currently updating their volunteer approval and training process to include a multi-level approach. For volunteers 18 years and older, changes will include: Abuse prevention training, Mandatory reporting training, and Background checks. The Spirit League Board is also reviewing new polices including a Volunteer Background Check Policy and Abuse...

14 May

Mark Your Calendars

Big things are happening at Spirit League in the coming weeks. Make sure save the following dates: June 3: Team Spirit Running at Rock’n’Roll Marahon June 3: Spirit League at 15th Annual TACA Picnic, Oak Canyon June 16: Last Day of Baseball with Trophy Ceremony June 1: Online Registration for 2018 Soccer Season Begins (ends July 9) September 8: Opening Day for 2018 Soccer Season ...

14 May

Do You Like to Run?

For the 3rd year “running”, friends of Spirit League can join Team Spirit at the Rock’nRoll Marathon San Diego. Lead by Spirit League parents Martha and Rodolfo Soto (Eric and Esteban’s parents), Team Spirit will run the marathon and half; all while raising support for Spirit League and awareness for young athletes with autism and other developmental disabilities. Whether you are new to running or a pro, we would love for you to join our team. Multiple events are scheduled over the weekend including: – 5...

23 Aug

Captain’s Auction Warehouse Adopts Spirit League

Since 1999, Captain’s Auction Warehouse has been a full service auction company conducting live and live online auctions that have catered to the coin operated amusement and entertainment industry. The owner of Captain’s Auction Warehouse is related to the Barrios Family (dad Sam is a veteran coach, mom Katie ran in the marathon and athletes Sam and Jake are amazing young athletes). You will recognize the pirate logo on a banner at our upcoming soccer season. Captain Auction’s Warehouse adopted Spirit League...

23 Aug

TACA Picnic Tons of Fun

Spirit League received a tremendous response at the June 4 Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Picnic. Board Members Melissa Cory, Sam Lau and Andy Vander Dussen with Staff Member David Ubl were excited to meet new families, as well as visit with current League families in attendance. We are happy to welcome several new soccer athletes who we met at the TACA Picnic! We’ll see you on September 9. ...

18 Mar

Pacific Life Gives Record Breaking Donation to League

In February, Spirit League received the largest donation in our 13 year history. Spirit League parent Jennifer Puebla (mom to Jake) is employed at Pacific Life. Jennifer nominated Spirit League to be the recipient of their annual fundraising campaign. Lead by Pacific Life’s Nadine Levin and her extraordinary team of volunteers, the company donated a record-breaking $63,000 to Spirit League in February ($31,510 raised by the Life Insurance Division which was then matched by the Pacific Life Foundation). We are humbled by...

01 Jan

Meet Teresa, our new Program Director

At Spirit League, we want our athletes to enjoy their game day and have an incredible team sports experience. In order to achieve this goal, the Spirit League team works behind the scenes during the week. But on game day, we want our families, coaches and team mentors to have a “go-to” person for questions and guidance. We have just the person for this important role. Meet Teresa Loge (pronounced Lo-Jay), our new Spirit League Program Director. As Program Director, Teresa will manage...