Taste at the Cove to salute Olympians, and athletic trainer

The 11th annual Taste at the Cove, a fundraising auction and fashion show to benefit San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation, will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove.

In honor of the 2012 Olympic Games, the event will recognize all of San Diego’s Olympians, including Pat Powers, Joe Franchin, Greg Louganis, Al Joyner, Soren Thompson, Layne Beaubien, Brian Alexander, Tanya Gandy and Kelly Rulon. Olympic guests include gymnastics gold medalist Kerry Strug, San Diego track & field gold medalist Monique Henderson, San Diego cyclist gold medal favorite Sarah Hammer and San Diego beach volleyball silver medalist, Mike Dodd.

The event will also honor Sue Lalicker, who has been providing care for San Diego student athletes for more than 30 years. Her volunteerism as an athletic trainer for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, work ethic and passion for education and Sports Medicine “have resulted in a distinguished career respected by everyone fortunate enough to work with her.” Taste at the Cove will feature food, hosted bars, a swimwear fashion show by Sauvage, opportunity drawings, and silent and live auctions.

Tables for 10 are $3,000. VIP Runway Lounge Seating for 10 is $5,000 at or