Access Gala 2022

06/04/2022 05:00 PM – 10:00 PM PT


DATE: June 4th 2022

LOCATION: Paradise Point Resort and Spa, Mission Bay


  • 5:00 pm – Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
  • 6:30 pm – Welcome & Dinner
  • 7:30 pm – Evening Program & Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise

PRICES: Tables of 10: $1,250 – $5,000, Individual tickets: $125 – $325

About The Event – Access Youth Academy’s galas are unique 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 arrive at our venue, through our reception, dinner, and keynote, you will learn more about our exceptional students, who are transforming their potential into tangible success as they become champions, both on the court and in our communities. 

We are delighted to invite you to be part of an extraordinary event and this year we are honoring the achievements of Blair Sadler, most significantly, the development of the new Access Youth Academy Academic and Athletic Community Center in Southeastern San Diego. What started as an idea in the mind of a nationally ranked squash player, Blair, has evolved from a small program at The Preuss School to a major center of sports and education serving multiple communities across their most formidable adolescent years. It is an excellent cause for the celebration of a high-impact organization that depends on community support for its sustainability.

We are grateful to our 2022 Honorary Committee, including:

Mary Walshok – Hugh Davies – Susan Taylor – Laurie Black

Kim Kamdar – David & Linda Hale – Jack McGrory & Una Davis

Bill Simon – Malin & Roberta Burnham – Peter Farrell – Bob Caplan & Carol Randolph –   Michael & Lisette Farrell

Melanie Cruz – Bill Kellogg – Robin Toft – Robert & Nina Doede