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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"Bunco" Fundraiser:

S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, January 30th 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 $1,800+ from Bunco on October 10th.

“Guacamole Bowl” Fundraiser:

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The 12th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” is being held Saturday, February 21, 2015 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 & help determine who makes the best guacamole. The public is invited to attend for $5. Click here for Flyer. Click here for Program.

Teams compete in Law Enforcement, Kiwanis, and Open Divisions. To enter a team, the Entry Fee is $25. Click here for Registration Brochure. Click here for Registration Form. Click here for Contest Rules.Each division has sponsorship opportunities, from $50 for an Entertainment Sponsor up to $5,000 for the Championship Round Sponsor. Click here for Sponsorship Letter. Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities. Click here for Sponsorship Payment. 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. Last February's Guacamole Bowl made over $14,500 to benefit S4EA.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is hosting our 8th Annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in beautiful Balboa Park featuring food & wine from 20 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.

“A Taste 4 SPORTS” has an exquisite array of silent auction items/raffles. We are in need of trips, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, etc. to enhance the silent auction. If you would like to help make the 2015 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" another financial success for S4EA, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Click here for Sponsor Letter.
Click here for Restaurant Letter.
Click here for Auction Letter.
Click here for Wine Letter.
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities.
Click here for Sponsor Payment Form.
Click here for Donation Form.
Click here for Restaurant Donation Form.
Click here for Silent Auction Donation Form.

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Bowl Parade: S4EA athletes are marching in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Friday, December 26th from 2-5pm on Harbor Drive in San Diego.

S4EA Winter Games: The S4EA Winter Games (cross country & downhill skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing) takes place February 3-5 at Snow Valley & Cedar Lake in Big Bear.

S4EA Valentine Dinner Dance: The S4EA Valentine Dinner Dance is scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 5:30-9pm at the Chula Vista Elks Lodge. Click here for flyer.

Kiwanis Track Meet: The Kiwanis Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th from 8am-1pm at West Hills High School.

S4EA Basketball Tournament: The S4EA Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

January Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2015 Calendar of Events/Meets

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

Ahrens Corporation
Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Cubic Corporation
Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
Gooding Family Foundation
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Hervey Family Foundation
Howard Harris
Sally Harris
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
Las Patronas
Mission Valley Rotary
Nice Guys
Prom Catering
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Weingart Foundation
Michael Whitmore
Yates/Julius Family

Thank you for your support!

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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 .


Athletes can sign-up for SPORTS Camp Session #1 on May 15-17, 2015 or SPORTS Camp Session #2 on August 7-9, 2015 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona which will offer a general program of camp & sports activities as well as swimming and a zip line. Sessions #1 and #2 can accommodate 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 $150 per session to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, patch, 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

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.

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Video & Photo Gallery

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.