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.


"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 25th from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in beautiful Balboa Park. S4EA will be honoring 2014 Boston Marathon Winner, Meb Keflezighi, as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. Click here for Meb Save the Date Flyer. “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, special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride" & many more. Guests taste food & drink from over 20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. We expect the 2015 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” to raise over $50,000 to support our sports programs. Reservations are $60 per person. Click here for Invitation. Click here for Flyer. Click here for Reservation Form. Click here for Program.

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.

“Guacamole Bowl” Fundraiser:

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The 12th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” held February 21st 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.

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Upcoming Events

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Spring Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, May 24th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

S4EA Swim Meet: The S4EA Swim Meets are scheduled for Saturday, June 20th & August 22nd from 8am-1pm at St. Madeleine Sophie's Center.

S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament: The S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, August 30th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament: The S4EA Softball & Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, September 13th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

May Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2015 Calendar of Events/Meets

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Tag You're It!
10 for 10 for 10,000 for S4EA

Help SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) reach their goal of raising $10,000 (or better yet - $100,000) by donating $10, tagging 10 friends (or more!) & challenging them to each donate $10, and then each of their friends to tag 10 of their friends. . .

Donate now by clicking 10 for 10.

Tagged by:
You can also donate by making a check out to S4EA (memo: 10 for 10) and mailing to:
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
9575 Aero Drive, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92123

In the first week S4EA has already made over $700!

We would love to go far beyond our goal so get to tagging!

Tag You're It!

*SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is a sports program offering 24 sports in 4 sports seasons to 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities. SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (ID# 20-8886536). Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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

Ahrens Corporation
Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Cagle Family
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 .


80 athletes had a great time at SPORTS Camp Session #1 on May 15-17 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona.

Athletes can sign-up for SPORTS Camp Session #2 on August 7-9 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona which will offer a general program of camp & sports activities as well as swimming and a zip line. Session #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, 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.

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

SpokesWomen is a 4 women cycling team that will be competing in the Race Across the West. 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 to be held in June starting in Oceanside and ending in Durango, Colorado. Proceeds from the Race Across the West by the SpokesWomen team will benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Click here to find out more about the Race Across the West and to help sponsor the SpokesWomen Team.

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.