SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

Our Team

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) was founded by a group of coaches, parents, volunteers, and community members who determined that there was a need for a community-based sports program for athletes with and without developmental disabilities in San Diego County. Many in this group have 10, 20, or more years of experience serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Leading SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes are:

Walter - Executive Director
Walter Jackson: Executive Director
Clara - Associate Director
Clara Downes: Associate Director

Athlete Council (2016-17)

PresidentNicole Alvarez
Vice PresidentKenyetta Pete & Karly Koontz
TreasurerEric Koontz
SecretaryJessica Chaney
Sergeant–At–ArmsIsaac Hernandez

Board of Directors (2016-17)

PresidentJerry Harris (Attorney, Real Estate Broker)
Vice PresidentEddy Dunkel (Devin Properties)
TreasurerBeth Adams (Luther Burbank Savings)
SecretaryKathy Nelson (Group Home Owner)
Members–At–LargeTamara Ahrens (Gilbane)
Nicole Alvarez (SD Unified School District & Athlete Council President)
Isela Gamez (San Diego Regional Center)
Willard 'Doc' Howard (Retired)
Matthew Koontz (The Arc of San Diego & Athlete Representative)
Miguel Larios (San Diego Regional Center)
Matt Stickley (imortgage)
Jeffrey VanderWal (Wolds Law Group)

Graphic Designer: Mary E. Cunningham

The S4EA Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every odd numbered month at 6pm at the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes office (9575 Aero Drive #B, San Diego, CA 92123) as follows in 2017: January 11 (January 11 date is being moved to S4EA Board Retreat on January 14 from 9am-3pm), March 8, May 10, July 12, September 13, November 8.

The S4EA Executive Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every even numbered month at noon at the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes office (9575 Aero Drive #B, San Diego, CA 92123) as follows in 2017: February 8, April 12, June 14, August 9, October 11, December 13.

The following are S4EA Policies as approved by the S4EA Board of Directors:

S4EA Whistleblower Policy
S4EA Code of Conduct
S4EA Fair Play

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