SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes


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.

Have a look at our S4EA brochure

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We hope to see you soon.

SPORTS Opportunities

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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Download Athlete Registration Forms

Athlete Council Activities/Fundraisers

Peanut Butter & Jelly Classic: The 'Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Classic' takes place on Saturday, April 7th from 10am-1pm at the Recital Hall (2130 Pan American Road West, SD 92101) in Balboa Park next to the Balboa Park Club. For $5, the public tastes the various PB&J recipes made by 10-15 culinary teams and votes on who makes the best PB&J sandwich. Proceeds from the event benefits S4EA. To enter a team or more info, go to or call 858-565-7432.

Pancake Breakfast: The 'S4EA Pancake Breakfast' is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) from 8-10am. The S4EA Athlete Council Elections will be held at the end of the Pancake Breakfast.

Bunco: S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, May 11 at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) from 6-8pm.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS": S4EA is hosting the 11th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, May 31st from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club (2144 Pan American Road West, SD 92101) featuring food & wine from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. S4EA is honoring San Diego Chargers Superstar Kris Dielman as our 2018 ‘SPORTS Man of the Year’. Reservations are $60 per person.

For more information, call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Upcoming Tournaments & Events

S4EA Basketball Tournament: The S4EA Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 18th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

S4EA Track Meet: The S4EA Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th from 9am-1pm at Sweetwater High School.

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, May 20th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

Calendar of upcoming Events/Meets

Monthly Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2018 Calendar of Events/Meets

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S4EA Camps

2018 camp

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes offers 3 sessions of S4EA Camps throughout the year. The S4EA Camps in 2018 are as follows: S4EA Surf Camp Session #1 is scheduled April 20-22 at the YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach; S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 is scheduled for August 10-12 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona; and S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp Session #3 takes place October 26-28 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista.

Athletes spend 2 nights in cabins and eat camp meals under the guidance of camp counselors/chaperones. Persons with developmental disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches, and supporters are all welcome to join in the fun with S4EA at the S4EA Camps.

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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.

Support S4EA

At no cost to you support S4EA simply by shopping at Ralphs, Food 4 Less, and AmazonSmile. Consider using GoodSearch as your default search engine and support S4EA. Also designate your United Way or CA Employees Gift to S4EA. Find out how


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.

You may donate a vehicle, stocks, securities or real estate to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Monetary donations are always welcome as well. More information...


S4EA hosts a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. A Pancake Breakfast is held twice a year in the fall and in the spring at S4EA/North Shores from 8-10am. The Spring Pancake Breakfast is scheduled on Saturday, April 14th which includes Athlete Council Elections for the coming year. A Bunco Fundraiser is held four times a year at S4EA/North Shores with the next one on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6-8pm.

S4EA also hosts an annual Guacamole Bowl which was held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Balboa Park Club. Our major fundraiser is "A Taste 4 SPORTS" scheduled for Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Balboa Park Club. S4EA ran 2 drink booths at the Kaaboo Music Festival September 15-17, 2017 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with S4EA making over $10,000.

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S4EA Sponsors

We thank the following sponsors for their support!

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes Year-Round Diamond Sponsors ($50,000+)

  • Ahrens Corporation
  • Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
  • Gooding Family Foundation
  • HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
  • Hervey Family Foundation

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Video & Photo Galleries

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.

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