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

Jani Tyler Halloween Party: The S4EA/Jani Tyler Halloween Party, for registered S4EA athletes, is scheduled for Sat, October 14 from 5-8pm at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Mira Mesa. (11023 Pegasus, San Diego 92126). Halloween Costumes are encouraged; No masks at all; Costume Parade with Prizes; DJ to provide music; Light Dinner served. Must be pre-registered to attend. Must RSVP to S4EA at 858-565-7432 by Oct. 9.

Bunco: S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, November 3 at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Dr., San Diego 92123) from 6-8pm.

Holiday Party: The S4EA Holiday Party is scheduled for Sunday, December 10th from 4:30-7pm at Eagles Aerie.

Holiday Bowl Parade: The Holiday Bowl Parade on Thursday, December 28th from 9-11:30am at County Administration Building on Harbor Drive features S4EA athletes marching in the parade.

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

Upcoming Tournaments & Events

S4EA Bocce and Flag Football Tournament: The S4EA Bocce and Flag Football Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th from 8:30am-4pm at La Jolla Country Day School.

S4EA Volleyball and Table Tennis Tournament: The S4EA Volleyball and Table Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th from 9am-5pm at Balboa Park Activity Center.

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

S4EA Bowling Tournament: The S4EA Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th from 8:30am-4pm at Parkway Bowl.

Calendar of upcoming Events/Meets

Monthly Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2017 Calendar of Events/Meets

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S4EA Camps

2017 camp

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes offers 3 sessions of S4EA Camps throughout the year. The S4EA Camps in 2017 are as follows: S4EA Surf Camp Session #1 is scheduled April 21-23 at the YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach; S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 is scheduled for August 11-13 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona; and S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp Session #3 takes place October 20-22 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 theĀ 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 Fall Pancake Breakfast is scheduled on Saturday, September 23rd which includes an Athlete Council meeting to schedule upcoming activities. A Bunco Fundraiser is held four times a year at S4EA/North Shores with the next one on Friday, November 3rd from 6-8pm.

S4EA also hosts an annual Guacamole Bowl to be held 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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