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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Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Raised Over $1,100:
The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser held at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) on Saturday, April 11th from 8-10am for $10 per person raised over $1,100 to benefit S4EA. Over 80 people enjoyed the breakfast which included pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle was held. The S4EA Athlete Council elections were held at the Pancake Breakfast with the following S4EA Athlete Council Officers elected: President-Kenyetta Pete, Vice President-Karly Koontz, Treasurer-Sofi Bricnet, Secretary-Johnny Adair, and Sergeant At Arms-Jessica Chaney. Family and friends attended the delicious breakfast and supported S4EA. Click here for Pancake Breakfast Flyer/Reservation Form. For more information, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.
S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, May 8th 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 $1,500+ from Bunco on January 30th.
"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:
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 over 20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers, & wineries. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music by the 'Steph Johnson Trio' & bid on an exquisite array of silent & live auction items. 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. Reservations are $60 per person. Click here for Flyer. Click here for Reservation Form. Click here for Invitation. 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:
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.
Teams competed in Law Enforcement, Kiwanis, and Open Divisions with the winning teams as follows:
1st Hot Guac Cops-SDPD Western
2nd NLPOA-San Diego County
3rd SD Retired Fire & Police Association
1st Alpine Kiwanis
2nd It's All About the Guac-South Bay Kiwanis
3rd Gurus of Guac-Tierrasanta Kiwanis
Open Division #1:
1st Siemens Guacaholics
3rd Border Patrol Explorers
Open Division #2:
1st Cheese Enchiladas
2nd Arc's Guacamole Posse
People's Choice Award: Arc's Guacamole Posse
Best Decor Award: Arc's Guacamole Posse
Congratulations to Hot Guac Cops-SDPD Western who won the coveted "Guacamole Bowl" Trophy as the best overall team.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl pictures by Nick Brumbach.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl pictures by David Gibson.
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S4EA Track Meet: The S4EA Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th from 9am-1pm at Sweetwater High School.
S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Spring Floor Hockey Tournament is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 30th from 9am-5pm at SDSU Aztec Recreation Center.
S4EA Swim Meet: The S4EA Swim Meet is scheduled for Saturday, June 20th 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
April 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.
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
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!
Click here for more Sponsors
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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 for SPORTS Camp Session #1 on May 15-17 or 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. 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, 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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S4EA Surf Camp
The S4EA Surf Camp is scheduled for April 17-19 at YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach. Activities include: surfing, archery, skit night, arts & crafts, body boarding, wall climbing, sand sculpting, bouldering wall, ga-ga, basketball, beach volleyball, box hockey, tetherball, and horseshoes. Athletes spend 2 nights in cabins and eat 4 camp meals under the guidance of camp counselors/chaperones. The Surf Camp Registration Fee is $160. Click here for Surf Camp Flyer. Click here for Surf Camp Registration Form.
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
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.
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