News and Events
Strive For Strength is a non-profit organization run out of the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation. We are high school teenagers trying to inform, educate, and empower young women in our community about life lessons mand social pressures. We are raising money for our annual retreat that will be held on March 27, 2015. You can help support us by buying a bento dinner to go, come and watch the "Bully" movie, or do both... buy and eat your bento dinner at SASF and watch the "Bully" movie
Jan 08, 2015
Jul 21, 2014
***NOTE***: Dinner on MONDAY of Basic Hoops has been changed to CURRY CHICKEN OVER RICE.
Jun 11, 2014
2014 Summer Basketball League
The Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) is committed to promoting and supporting sports programs for youth, and young adults that develop character, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship. With this in mind the summer league program was uniquely built on a concept we call "the circle of life." It is our desire to teach, show, and instill in our youth a passion for community and giving back. Our summer league is an opportunity for our youth to enjoy the "sport" of basketball, develop new friendships, minimize the emphasis on "winning" and max out the idea of "family and fun." It is our dream that kids who play in the rookie and lower divisions will find the confidence to cycle back in, become a coach, and at some point a future leader who will keep the program going thus fulfilling "the circle of life." The majority of our youth participate in different levels of competitive sports that involve a high level of commitment, work, and dedication to become the best and to win. Many are in programs that work-out and train year round. The SASF program was consciously built to provide a positive experience and environment for both competitive and non competitive players.
How are we unique? The coaches are teens and college students from our community. Teams are drafted by the coaches to ensure a mixture of players from different organizations and skill level. Parents who usually sit on opposing sides now sit together to cheer for their children. Siblings run around. Grandparents come out to watch. New friendships are made at every age level and old friendships are renewed. For us, success is measured by the laughter, the hugs and handshakes, the adulation in the eyes of a 2nd grader when their 9th grade coach gives a high-five, the excitement and nervousness of a first time coach, the confidence from our youth referees...we are building our youth for the future...the circle of life. Our program is unique, not better, but we truly believe it's good for our kids. We hope you agree and that you will enjoy being part of our family.
Also, for you mini hoopers, who want to learn some basic skills, we have our Basic Hoops in August! Check back soon for applications!
Rookies is a co-ed division for boys and girls entering the 2nd and 3rd grades in the Fall of 2014. Rookies play on Friday nights. Observation play is on Friday June 27th and July 11th from 630-8 p.m. with check-in starting at 6:00. There is no league on Friday July 4th. Games are at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. beginning on Friday July 18th and ending on August 1st.
Girls play on Monday and Wednesday nights. Observation play is on Monday June 23rd and Wednesday June 25th. Games are at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. beginning June 30th and ending on July 28th. The All-star games will be on Thursday July 31st. The lower division is for girls entering the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Fall of 2014. Observation play is from 6-7:30 p.m. with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. The upper division is for girls entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the Fall of 2014. Observation play for upper girls is from 7:30-9 p.m. with check-in starting at 7:00 p.m.
Boys play on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Observation play is on Tuesday June 24th and Thursday June 26th. Games are at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. beginning July 1st and ending on July 29th. The All-star games will be on Thursday July 31st. The lower division is for boys entering the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Fall of 2014. Observation play is from 6-7:30 p.m. with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. The upper division is for boys entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the Fall of 2014. Observation play for upper boys is from 7:30-9 p.m. with check-in starting at 7:00 p.m.
Please note: Teams are drafted by the coaches on the last night of observation play. The coaches will call to let you know who they are, what team number and color, and what time the first game is. If you do not receive a call by Saturday night, contact your Division Coordinator. Their names and cell phones are on the summer league game schedules posted at SASF or on the website at www.sasfquest.org .
For those parents who would like to know the game schedule ahead of time, a blank schedule without player info is posted on our
website at www.sasfquest.org . After teams are selected complete schedules will be posted on the website and at SASF. If you have
any concerns during the course of the league, please talk to the Division Coordinator before approaching the coaches. All games are
SASF (Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation)
9040 High Tech Court
Elk Grove 95758
We look forward to seeing you at our gym for another great summer of basketball! And don’t forget – our famous snack bar will be open.
Mens is for players 18 years and older however those entering 10th – 12th grades in the Fall of 2014 can register and will be
considered. Observation play is on Tuesday June 24th and Thursday June 26th from 9:30-11 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:00 p.m. both
days. Men play on Tuesdays and Thursdays nights. Games are at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. beginning July 1st and ending on July 29th.
Please note: Teams are drafted by the team captains on the last night of observation play. To be considered for the draft, you
must turn in a paid, completed, and signed registration form. The team captain will call to let you know what team and the time of
the first game. Schedules are posted on our website at www.sasfquest.org . If you do not receive a call by Saturday night please
contact the Adult Men’s Coordinator
If you have concerns during the course of the league, please talk to Forrest before approaching the team captains. All games are
SASF (Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation)
9040 High Tech Court
Elk Grove 95758
We look forward to seeing you at our gym for another great summer of basketball! And don’t forget – our famous snack bar will be open until 9:00 p.m. so come out early.
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DATE: August 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2014
(Monday through Thursday)
PLACE: SASF Community/Recreational Center
9040 High Tech Court
Elk Grove, CA 95758
TIME: 6:00-7:30 pm
COST: $45.00 per participant
Make checks payable to SASF Basic Hoops*
The goal of our clinic is to teach basic fundamental basketball skills in a fun environment for kids entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade in the fall of 2014.
Contact Amy Wong for more information
firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.456.8974
Apr 28, 2014
2014 Tournament and Social Pics
Apr 15, 2014
It has been brought to our attention that there are additional costs of convenience charge and service fee for tickets purchased through www.thecrest.com/tickets. No fee charged if purchased at The Crest Box Office window between Monday thru Friday between the hours of 11:30PM and 1:30PM. We apologize for this misunderstanding.
Apr 14, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Strive For Strength 2014
This Retreat will educate young women on the following issues:
- Social Pressures
- Women's Health Issues
- Family & Friend Relationships
- Leadership Development
- Decision Making
- Cyber Bullying
With Special Guests:
Also known as The Sunny Girl, is here to help you find happiness. She’s real, honest, and relatable—exactly what young adults need as they search for practical yet meaningful advice. An eternal optimist, Lauren is working to fight the ideas that teens are entitled, selfish and unmotivated. In fact, she thinks they are anything but! By getting a head start on happiness now—instead of putting it off for later—Lauren is a leader for her generation as they seek fulfilling lives. Lauren is a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in Communication Studies and Psychology. She travels around the country as a National Consultant for Chi Omega sorority. Lauren is a former Miss Teen California and has raised over $35,000 for the American Cancer Society, a charity that she is extremely passionate about. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Born Noelle Bean on August 26, 1991, she was raised in Nashville and currently resides in the Los Angeles area. Bean writes her own music, personally describing it as “mainstream pop with a bit of the old 50s and 60s retro vibe.” Although Bean is just 22 years old, she has gone through a lot in her life and through her songs Bean aims to connect with fans that are living the joys, sorrows and dreams that everyone faces. Bean is especially passionate about empowering young people to embrace who they are, find their inner-confidence, and reach their full-potential which she does through her song-writing and her connections with her fan community. In January of 2014 radio stations across the country started spinning her single “Cops and Robbers.”
For more information please visit HERE.
Mar 07, 2014
2014 Invitational Basketball Tournament
On behalf of the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation, we want to thank all of the participants in the tournament. We want to especially thank all of the Sacramento organizations and individuals who unselfishly and generously donated their time during the last 21years to make this tournament a success. Unfortunately because of our difficulty in filling the tournament the last two years, the 2014 Invitational Basketball Tournament will be our last tournament.
We congratulate all of the teams on their play and efforts. We hope that all of you enjoyed yourselves through the years, and we thank the organizations and teams who have participated in our tournament.
Your Tournament Committee
Missy Matsuura Kuyama, Chair
Jan Nishikawa, Open High School Boys
Kristi Omoto, Open High School Girls
Robert Lee, Roster/Church Boys
David Ito, Roster/Church Girls
Gilbert Mar, E Boys and Girls
Jessica Kunisaki, Adult Co-Ed
Oct 31, 2013