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Access Gala 2017 Registration Open!

Reserve your spot today and join us at our 2017 Gala and Silent Auction! For additional information, contact Jason Tucker, Development Director at (858) 860-5688 or

DATE: Saturday, October 14th, 2017

LOCATION: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, Mission Bay

TIME: 5:00 pm  VIP Reception

6:00 pm  Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm  Welcome & Dinner

8:00 pm – Evening Program & Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise

PRICES: Tables of 10: $1000 – $3000, Individual tickets $100 – $300

About The Event – This theme of this year’s Access Gala is ‘Building A Future, Together’.

As Access embarks on its campaign to build a new state-of-the-art Squash & Learning Center in Southeast San Diego, we look forward to coming together with our amazing supporters and celebrating yet another year of student success, both on and off the court.

This event is far different from any other gala in the region, in that the evening’s hosts and key speakers are current students and program graduates. This provides an opportunity to showcase our impact and their stories through their own words. From the moment you are escorted from the valet, through our reception, dinner and keynote, you will learn more about our exceptional students, who are transforming their lives and the lives of their families through outstanding high school achievement and enrollment into some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.


2016 Seniors Graduation & 10th Anniversary Volunteer Appreciation Event

Two more Access Youth Academy students will be graduating from the first phase of our innovative 12 year urban squash and education program to join both local and national universities and will be joined by around 50 of our key volunteers as we continue our 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

We are very proud to introduce our 5th graduating class. Johnny (Wesleyan University) & Nghi (UCSD) were welcomed into our successful program in 2010 and all their hard work and determination has paid off with both students being accepted into their dream colleges, with Nghi also being accepted as a Gates Millennium Scholar.

For more information or to RSVP for this event please email Victor Marques at or call 858.202.0406

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10th Anniversary Gala ~ Venue Announcement

Access Youth Academy has been transforming young lives since 2006. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, partners, and supporters, ten years later we continue to provide vital after school programming built on our four pillars of Academic Achievement, Health & Wellness, Leadership, and Social Responsibility. We will be celebrating our achievements over the past decade and honoring our first students to graduate through college during our Annual Gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park from 6:00 pm – 10:00pm.
Tickets are now available for purchase with tables of 11 (includes an Access student host) ranging from $1000 – $3000 and individual seats from $100 – $300. A floor plan is included for your convenience below.

So what are you waiting for? Secure your spot today and come meet and be inspired by our students achievements as they celebrate their graduations from Ivy League schools such as Columbia and UPenn and leading local universities including SDSU.




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previewThe Access Gala will be held at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served while bidding for the silent auction takes place.  Following the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy a beautiful sit down dinner and evening program.  We will wrap up the Gala by announcing the silent auction winners and share some closing thoughts.  We hope to see you in attendance at this year’s Gala.

Register now to reserve your seat!

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rsz_san-diego-beer-run---original_copyThe San Diego Beer Run is back and bigger than ever! Returning for its fourth year, revamped and celebrating fun, fitness and the regions burgeoning craft brewing industry, this 21+ event is sure to capture the outgoing spirit of San Diegans while raising much needed funds for Access Youth Academy.

Attracting up to 1000 participants, this year’s run has moved to the Embarcadero Marina Park South and will take place on Saturday 29 August with festivities kicking off from 6:30 am. The run begins at 7:30 am followed by an expanded craft beer festival, which will also be open to the public from 8 am.

The Executive Director of Access, Renato Paiva, was ever so appreciative of the support from not only the event, but also the participants that go that extra mile in raising extra funds for local students.

“This run is symbolic in a way because of the extra effort our students take to reach their own personal goals, and I challenge participants of this years event to help raise even more funds (via personal pages on to help these kids go to colleges when circumstances have historically said otherwise” Mr. Paiva said.

Registration is now open at Participants will receive race entry, event t-shirt, 12 oz beer stein, 2 free beer tickets and admission to the post-run craft beer festival.

For more information please contact Brandi Schutt at or call 858-202-0406.



Access Tour Fundraiser


Each year we have the opportunity to send one of our best teams to Nationals. We can only do this with your support!  We will be holding a one of a kind fundraiser, in conjunction with the Bay Club, Carmel Valley, to help send our Boy’s team to Nationals.  Come out and watch this exciting tournament between Access Youth Academy Boys Team and Bay Club members.  The matches will be followed my an exhibition match between Coach Yuri and a Bay Club Junior Pro, Omar.  Giving opportunities are ongoing so please consider not only attending, but giving!  We look forward to seeing you at the Bay Club!

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Hosted by The Bay Club, Carmel Valley

12000 Carmel Country Road

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 509-9933 (Bay Club)