for Exceptional Athletes is a San Diego-based sports program
serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through
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.
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
The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser held at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) on Saturday, April 23rd from 8-10am for $10 per person made $1,357 for S4EA. The breakfast included pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle was held with great raffle prizes. The S4EA Athlete Council elections were held at 10:00am after the Pancake Breakfast with the following S4EA Athlete Council Officers elected: Nicole Alvarez as President, Kenyetta Pete and Karly Koontz as Vice President, Eric Koontz as Treasurer, Jessica Chaney as Secretary, and Isaac Hernandez as Sergeant-At-Arms.
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:
S4EA is hosting the 9th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, June 2 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in Balboa Park featuring food & wine from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. S4EA is honoring San Diego Sockers star Kraig Chiles (3-time pro indoor soccer league MVP) as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. “A Taste 4 SPORTS” includes Master of Ceremonies Perette Godwin, music by the 'Steph Johnson Trio', a fabulous silent and live auction, raffle, food & drinks, and fun. Notable sports figures expected to attend include Olympic track gold medalist Monique Henderson, NBA Hall of Fame player Bill Walton, SD Sockers players & coaches, special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride" & many more. We expect the 2016 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” to raise over $50,000 to support our sports programs. Reservations are $60 per person. Click here for copy of mailed Invitation. Click here for copy of mailed Reply Card.
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".
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Mission Valley Rotary
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Sempra Energy Foundation
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
UDW Homecare Providers Union
Ahrens Family & Friends
Babette Davis & Meryl Olsen
Luther Burbank Savings
Miller & Milove
National Certified, Inc.
Ron Keith & Associates
Dave and Phyllis Snyder
Thank you for your support!
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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 for Exceptional Athletes is offering 2 sessions of S4EA Camps this spring and summer. 70 athletes and chaperones attended S4EA Surf Camp Session #1 on April 15-17 at YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach and had a great time doing surfing & other beach activities including rock wall climbing, archery & body boarding. S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 on August 5-7 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona will offer 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.
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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.
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for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) welcomes your contributions! SPORTS
for Exceptional Athletes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (ID
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.
Video & Photo Gallery
S4EA athletes and coaches march in the Holiday Bowl Parade in front of thousands of spectators
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.