Welcome to S4EA

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a San Diego-based sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult.

We exist to create enhanced opportunities for people with and without disabilities to interact and form lasting bonds of friendship through shared sports and recreational activities in their communities.

Whether you are an athlete, parent, coach, volunteer, sponsor, or contributor, we welcome you to join us, and to have a voice in how your program will be run. Please take some time to look around and find out more about SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Click here to have a look at our S4EA brochure.

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We hope to see you soon.


“Guacamole Bowl” Fundraiser:


The 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” will be held February 20, 2016 from 10am-2pm at the Balboa Park Club (2150 Pan American Road West, San Diego 92101). The Guacamole Bowl is expected to attract more than 1,500 guests who taste guacamole from more than 25 teams and help determine who makes the best guacamole. The public is invited to attend for $5. Last year's Guacamole Bowl made over $12,000 for S4EA.

Teams compete in Law Enforcement, Realtors, and Open Divisions. To enter a team, the Entry Fee is $25. Each division has sponsorship opportunities, from $50 for an Entertainment Sponsor up to $5,000 for the Championship Round Sponsor. The proceeds benefit S4EA. Call 858-565-7432 for more information or go to the Guacamole Bowl Website at www.guacamolebowl.com. The Guacamole Bowl is co-sponsored by San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Click here for Guacamole Bowl Flyer.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Team Registration Brochure.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Contest Rules.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Program.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Letter.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Opportunity.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Payment Form.

S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:

The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to be held at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) on Saturday, April 23rd from 8-10am for $10 per person benefits S4EA. The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle will be held with great raffle prizes. The S4EA Athlete Council elections will be held at 10:00am after the Pancake Breakfast for the following S4EA Athlete Council Officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant-At-Arms. Bring the family and friends to the delicious breakfast to support S4EA. Click here for Pancake Breakfast Flyer/Reservation Form. For more information, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser:

S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, May 13th at S4EA/North Shores from 6-8pm. Tickets are $20 - which includes hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and two rounds of tournament play. Prizes are given for most wins, most losses, and most Buncos. This is a unique fundraising adventure that is fun for all. Click here for Bunco Flyer/Registration Form. Click here for Bunco Rules. If interested in playing Bunco, winning prizes & supporting S4EA, call 858-565-7432. S4EA made a record $2,153 from Bunco on January 29th.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is hosting our 9th Annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in beautiful Balboa Park featuring food & wine from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music & bid on an exquisite array of silent & live auction items. Reservations are $60 per person.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000 & Bronze-$500. We are in need of trips, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, etc. to enhance the silent auction. We also need restaurants, personal chefs, and caterers to donate menu items to be served at "A Taste 4 SPORTS".

Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Beer.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Restaurant.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Silent Auction.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Wine.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Opportunities.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Donations.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Restaurant.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Silent Auction.

If you would like to help make "A Taste 4 SPORTS" another financial success for S4EA, call s4EA at 858-565-7432.

The 2015 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” was held on June 25, 2015 and included Master of Ceremonies Perette Godwin, music by the 'Steph Johnson Trio', a fabulous silent and live auction, raffle, food & drinks, and fun. S4EA honored 2014 Boston Marathon Winner, Meb Keflezighi, as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. Notable sports figures attending included NBA Hall of Fame player Bill Walton, special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride" & many more. Over 300 guests tasted food & drink from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers, breweries & wineries. The 2015 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” raised over $55,000 to support our sports programs.

Click here for the 2015 Taste Program.

'SPORTS Man of the Year' Meb Keflezighi Video at Taste Talking About Boston Marathon

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Upcoming Events

S4EA Valentine Dinner Dance: The Chula Vista Elks Lodge is inviting our athletes to the S4EA Valentine Dinner & Dance at the Chula Vista Elks Lodge on Saturday, February 13th from 5-9pm with Chef Ralph Ford catering. Click here for Valentine Dinner Dance Flyer.

S4EA Kiwanis Track Meet: The Kiwanis Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday March 5th from 8am-1pm at West Hills High School.

S4EA Ice Skating Meet: The S4EA Ice Skating Meet is scheduled for March 12-13th at Desert Ice Castle in Cathedral City.

S4EA Basketball Tournament: Francis Parker School is hosting the S4EA Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 13th from 9am-5pm.

S4EA Track Meet: The S4EA Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 9am-1pm at Sweetwater High School.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

February Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2016 Calendar of Events/Meets

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
Year-Round Diamond Sponsors ($50,000+)

Ahrens Corporation
Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
Gooding Family Foundation
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Hervey Family Foundation

Thank you for your support!

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
Year-Round Platinum Sponsors ($10,000+)

Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Cagle Family
Cubic Corporation
Glass Family
Howard Harris
Sally Harris
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Las Patronas
Mission Valley Rotary
Nice Guys
Prom Catering
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Sempra Energy Foundation
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Weingart Foundation
Michael Whitmore
Yates/Julius Family

Thank you for your support!

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2015 "A Taste 4 SPORTS"
Event Sponsors

Gold Level
Ahrens Family & Friends
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris

Silver Level
Babette Davis & Meryl Olsen
Brian Cox Mechanical, Inc.
Cunningham Family
Tom Groff
HM Electronics, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Miller & Milove
Mitchell Foundation-Cynthia & George
National Certified, Inc.
Super Wash & Dry Laundromat
Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level
Beth Adams
Carvin Corporation
Dillon Family Fund
Glinatsis Family
Jackson Family
KMC Properties
Nooren Apartment Investments
Rathbun Family
David and Phyllis Snyder
Spine Institute of San Diego
Thomas T. Terramani, MD Inc.

Thank you for your support!

Shop AmazonSmile and Support S4EA: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support S4EA every time you shop, and at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, before you start shopping, you'll need to select the charity who will receive donations from your eligible purchases. Please select SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Your selection will be remembered, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to S4EA.

SPORTS Endowment Fund

S4EA has created the SPORTS Endowment Fund to help ensure long-term continuity and sustainability for S4EA. For more information on planned giving and other endowment options, call attorney Jerry Harris at 619-282-4415.

SPORTS Endowment Fund



SPORTS Oportunities

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes offers 24 sports in 4 sports seasons. Sports include baseball, basketball, bocce, bowling, cross country & downhill skiing, cycling, figure & speed skating, flag football, floor hockey, golf, judo, sailing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and walking/exercise.

Athletes with developmental disabilities, families, friends & others can play and compete.

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Click here for Athlete Registration Forms .

S4EA Camps

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes will be offering 2 sessions of S4EA Camps this spring and summer. S4EA Surf Camp Session #1 on April 15-17, 2016 at YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach offers surfing & other beach activities including rock wall climbing, archery & body boarding. S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 on August 5-7, 2016 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona offers a general program of camp & sports activities including flying on the zip line & swimming. Session #2 can accommodate athletes using wheelchairs. Athletes spend 2 nights in cabins and eat camp meals under the guidance of camp counselors/ chaperones. Persons with developmental disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches, and supporters are all welcome to join in the fun with S4EA at the S4EA Camps.

The S4EA Camp Registration Fee is $160 per session to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc. Mail Fee and S4EA Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (9575 Aero Drive Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123). A non-refundable deposit of $60 will reserve your spot in S4EA Camp. For more information, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432.

Click here for Camp Flyer.

Click here for Athlete Camp Registration Form.

Click here for Counselor/Chaperone Registration Form.

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Donate Your Vehicle to S4EA

Donate your Vehicle to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

For more information, call toll free at 877-537-5277 or click here.

Donate Stocks, Securities, or Real Estate to S4EA

Tax season is arriving and if you would like to donate appreciated stocks, securities, or real estate to S4EA, please call attorney Jerry Harris at 619-282-4415.

Donate to S4EA

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) welcomes your contributions! SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (ID #20-8886536). All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please type in the box below the purpose of your donation (Registration for Sport and Name of Athlete, In Memory Of, In Honor Of, Fundraisers-Bunco, Pancake Breakfast, 10 for 10, A Taste 4 SPORTS, Guacamole Bowl, etc.). Then click on the 'Click here to donate' button to donate by credit card.


Silpada Jewelry Online Catalog Fundraiser for S4EA

Shop for everyone on your Christmas list from the comfort of home with the profits donated to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Silpada is handcrafted, heirloom quality, .925 (nickel free) sterling. One click and easy delivery with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Buy online from November 13-24 by clicking link http://sild.es/10s1

Click here for Silpada Jewelry Flyer.

100% of profit from sales will be donated to S4EA. For more information, contact:

Rebecca N. Penolio

Video & Photo Gallery

S4EA athletes and coaches march in the Holiday Bowl Parade in front of thousands of spectators

Video & Photo Gallery

We’ve got lots of photos from our practices, tournaments, competitions, and Athlete Council events. Click on the blue gallery buttons to visit our photo galleries or click on the video to have a look at our SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes video presentation.

One of our S4EA athletes and current Athlete Council President, Kenyetta Pete, is featured on the following video.

David Gibson has featured S4EA on YouTube. Click here.