2017 San Diego Beer Run

The SD Beer Run returns, but, this time we are throwing in something new!

Now, in its 6th year, this 21-and-up fun run and beer & food fest offers something no other beer run event does, a beer run obstacle race!

In addition to San Diego’s first and best 5K Beer Run, for the first time ever, you can crawl thru beer barrels, race to flip a cup, play beer pong, navigate a spider web, and avoid spilling


your beer in the first ever 1 Mile Beer Chase Obstacle Race!

Thanks to our engineer team, EMS, the same guys that bring you the Camp

Pendleton Paintball Park, we have the funnest beer obstacle race that ever existed!

Returning for a second year, our amped up beer garden that says what we are all thinking, “Beer for BreakFest,” adds a cider option for those looking for a healthier alternative. (it is a run after all.)  We even threw in an extra treat with food, but not just any food, We have the best of the best food trucks SD has to offer battling it out for your dining pleasure. You’re welcome!

Next, our 2017 Beer Games is BIGGER and better!  Yes, that’s right ladies and gents, we’ve added the best beer games of all time to give you this year’s 2017 Beer Games as part of the kickoff to Octoberfest.  Teams will compete in Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Civil War and Corn Hole.  Again, you’re welcome!!

Last, but NOT least is another new edition, the “Sexy vs Freaky Fraulein” costume contest.  This ones for gals and guys to put on their best bar made outfit to either tease the audience or disturb them. Prize packs to the winners.

More information available here:



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)