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
Click here to have a look at our S4EA brochure.
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S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:
The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) on Saturday, September 26th from 8-10am for $10 per person to benefit 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 is meeting at 10:00am after the Pancake Breakfast to determine upcoming Athlete Council activities. Bring the family and friends to the delicious breakfast and 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, November 6th 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 over $1,400 from Bunco on August 14th.
“Guacamole Bowl” Fundraiser:
The 12th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” held February 21, 2015 at the Balboa Park Club was a great success. The Guacamole Bowl attracted more than 1,500 guests who tasted the guacamole from 20 teams & helped determine who made the best guacamole. The Guacamole Bowl made over $12,000 to benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. The Guacamole Bowl is co-sponsored by San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services. Congratulations to Hot Guac Cops-SDPD Western who won the coveted "Guacamole Bowl" Trophy as the best overall team.
The 2016 Law Enforcement Challenge "Guacamole Bowl" will be held February 20, 2016 at the Balboa Park Club from 10am-2pm. For more information about the 2016 "Guacamole Bowl", please call 858-565-7432.
"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes hosted our 8th Annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions. S4EA honored 2014 Boston Marathon Winner, Meb Keflezighi, as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. “A Taste 4 SPORTS” included 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 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 $60,000 to support our sports programs.
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes thanks the following Food & Drink Sponsors for providing a wide array of delicious food & drinks at "A Taste 4 SPORTS": Belching Beaver Brewery, Bread & Cie, Brothers Signature Catering & Events, Cafe Cabaret Lebanese Bakery & Grill, Creative Ideas, DiMille's Italian Restaurant, El Comal Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Fat Molly's Brownies, FITzee Foods, Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos, Jyoti-Bihanga Restaurant, Koji Morisaki, Mimi's Kitchen, Montesquieu Winery, Park House Eatery, Pick Up Stix, PRP Wine International, Sabuku Sushi, Sauce Goddess Gourmet LLC, Screamin' Pete's BBQ, Souplantation, Sushi on the Rock, Tam's Tailand Food, Troy's Authentic Greek Cuisine, Twiggs Bakery and Coffee House. . . and more.
'SPORTS Man of the Year' Meb Keflezighi Video at Taste Talking About Boston Marathon
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S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament: The S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, August 30th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park. The tournament is sponsored by the Balboa Park/Morley Field Recreation Council and hosted by San Diego Park & Recreation /Therapeutic Recreation Services.
S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament: The S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park. The tournament is sponsored by the San Diego City Firefighters Local 145 & the Balboa Park/Morley Field Recreation Council, and is hosted by San Diego Park & Recreation /Therapeutic Recreation Services.
S4EA Cycling Meet: The S4EA Cycling Meet is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 10am-1pm at the Velodrome at Morley Field in Balboa Park.
S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Tournament: The S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 11 from 8:30am-4pm at La Jolla Country Day School. Thank you to La Jolla Country Day School for hosting the event, providing volunteers and lunch.
S4EA Ice Skating Meet: The S4EA Ice Skating Meet is scheduled for November 7-8 at Desert Ice Castle.
S4EA Bowling Tournament: The S4EA Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, November 15th from 9am-4pm at the 32nd St. Naval Station.
S4EA Volleyball Tournament: The S4EA Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 21st from 9am-5pm at the Balboa Park Activity Center .
S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, December 6th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.
Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets
September Calendar of Practices/Meets
Map of Practice/Meet Locations
2015 Calendar of Events/Meets
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Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
Gooding Family Foundation
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Hervey Family Foundation
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
Mission Valley Rotary
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Thank you for your support!
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|2015 "A Taste 4 SPORTS"
Ahrens Family & Friends
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Babette Davis & Meryl Olsen
Brian Cox Mechanical, Inc.
HM Electronics, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Miller & Milove
Mitchell Foundation-Cynthia & George
National Certified, Inc.
Super Wash & Dry Laundromat
Dillon Family Fund
Nooren Apartment Investments
David and Phyllis Snyder
Spine Institute of San Diego
Thomas T. Terramani, MD Inc.
Thank you for your support!
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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.
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.
with developmental disabilities, families, friends & others
can play and compete.
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Click here for Athlete Registration Forms .
Athletes can sign-up now for SPORTS Camp Session #3 on October 23-25 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista which will offer a general program of camp & sports activities as well as Halloween fun (costumes, trick-or-treat, haunted house). Session #3 is not recommended for athletes using wheelchairs. Athletes spend 2 nights in cabins and eat 6 camp meals under the guidance of camp counselors/chaperones. Persons with developmental disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches, and supporters are all welcome to join S4EA at the SPORTS Camp.
The SPORTS Camp Registration Fee is $160 per session to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc. Mail Fee and SPORTS Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (9575 Aero Drive Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123). A deposit of $50 will reserve your spot in the SPORTS Camp. For more information, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432 or go to the S4EA website at www.s4ea.org.
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
your Vehicle to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.
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
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.
SpokesWomen Ride to Benefit S4EA
Congratulations to the SpokesWomen, a 4 women cycling team, for competing in the Race Across the West and winning their division. The average age of the team is 60+. One of the riders, Dalana Pursel, has been a strong supporter of SPORTS
for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) since our inception 7+ years ago and helps run the Guacamole Bowl. The Race Across the West (RAW) is a 860 mile cycling race held in June starting in Oceanside and ending in Durango, Colorado. Proceeds from the Race Across the West by the SpokesWomen team benefit SPORTS
for Exceptional Athletes. Click here to find out more about the Race Across the West and to help sponsor the SpokesWomen Team.
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