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.

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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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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.

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For more information, call toll free at 877-537-5277 or click here.

S4EA Track Meet: The Monique Henderson Invitational S4EA Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at Sweetwater High School (2900 Highland Ave., National City 91950).

S4EA Athlete Council Game Night/Pizza: The S4EA Athlete Council is having Game Night, pizza & S4EA Athlete Council Meeting on Friday, May 16th from 6-8pm at S4EA/North Shores Auditorium (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) for $10. To reserve your spot, call 858-565-7432.

S4EA Surf Day: S4EA Surf Day is Sunday, May 18th from 2-5pm at YMCA Camp Surf (560 Silver Strand Blvd., Imperial Beach 91932). To participate & reserve your spot, call Eddy Dunkel at 619-850-7271.

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Spring Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st at SDSU Aztec Recreation Center from 9am-5pm with the lunch provided by the Imperial Beach Kiwanis.

S4EA Swim Meets: The S4EA Swimming Meets are scheduled for Saturday, June 21st and August 9th from 8am-1pm at St. Madeleine Sophie's Center.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

April Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2014 Calendar of Events/Meets

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S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser & Athlete Council Elections: The S4EA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser held at the S4EA/North Shores Auditorium on Saturday, March 22nd from 8-10am was a great success with $1,039 made for S4EA. The S4EA Athlete Council elections were held at the Pancake Breakfast with the following S4EA Athlete Council Officers elected: Kenyetta Pete (President), Amethyst Howard (Vice President), Louis Flam (Treasurer), Isaac Hernandez (Secretary), and Debbie Gillaspy (Sergeant-At-Arms). Thank you to all the family and friends who came to the delicious breakfast & supported S4EA.

S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser: S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser on Friday, April 11th at the S4EA/North Shores Auditorium was a great success with a record $1,711 made for S4EA.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS Fundraiser: SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is hosting our 7th Annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in beautiful Balboa Park. Reservations are $60 per person. Click here for Invitation.

S4EA is honoring SDSU Basketball Head Coach, Steve Fisher, as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. The SDSU Basketball Team made the Sweet 16 during March Madness at the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Congratulations to Steve Fisher and the SDSU Basketball Team. Come join Steve Fisher and members of the SDSU Basketball Team at "A Taste 4 SPORTS".

“A Taste 4 SPORTS” features food from some of San Diego’s best local restaurants, appearances by notable local and sports figures, music, a fabulous silent and live auction, and fun. We expect the 2014 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" to raise over $50,000 featuring food & wine from over 20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Notable sports figures attending should 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.

“A Taste 4 SPORTS” is planning an exquisite array of silent auction items/raffles. We are in need of trips, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, and an array of other items to enhance the silent auction. Your donation of items are needed.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available at the following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000, Bronze-$500. If you would like to help make “A Taste 4 SPORTS” another financial success, please call the S4EA office at 858-565-7432 or visit the website

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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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Athletes can sign-up for SPORTS Camp Session #1 on May 9-11, 2014 or Session #2 on August 15-17, 2014 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona. Session #1 & Session #2 offer a general program of camp & sports activities. 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 SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes at the SPORTS Camp. Session #1 and Session #2 can accommodate athletes using wheelchairs.

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 by April 1st 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

Click here for Camp Flyer.

Click here for Athlete Camp Registration Form.

Click here for Counselor/Chaperone Registration Form.

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2014 camp

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.

We’ve got lots of photos from our practices, tournaments, competitions, and Athlete Council events. Click on the links below or to your right to visit our photo galleries or to see the 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.


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