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.

Click here to have a look at our S4EA brochure.

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We hope to see you soon.


"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:

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S4EA is hosting the 9th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser on Thursday, June 2 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza, SD 92101) in Balboa Park featuring food & wine from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. S4EA is honoring San Diego Sockers star Kraig Chiles (3-time pro indoor soccer league MVP) as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. Mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. “A Taste 4 SPORTS” includes Master of Ceremonies Perette Godwin, music by the 'Steph Johnson Trio', a fabulous silent and live auction, raffle, food & drinks, and fun. Notable sports figures expected to attend include NBA Hall of Fame player Bill Walton, SD Sockers players & coaches, special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride" & many more. We expect the 2016 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” to raise over $50,000 to support our sports programs. Reservations are $60 per person. Click here for copy of mailed Invitation. Click here for copy of mailed Reply Card.

Click here for Taste Auction Items.
Click here for Taste Flyer.
Click here for Taste Reservation Form.
Click here for Taste Invitation.
Click here for Taste Program .

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Platinum-$10,000, Gold-$5,000, Silver-$1,000 & Bronze-$500. We are in need of trips, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, etc. to enhance the silent auction. We also need restaurants, personal chefs, and caterers to donate menu items to be served at "A Taste 4 SPORTS".

Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Beer.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Restaurant.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Silent Auction.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Letter-Wine.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Opportunities.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Donations.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Restaurant.
Click here for Taste Sponsorship Payment-Silent Auction.
Click here for Taste Auction Needs.

If you would like to help make "A Taste 4 SPORTS" another financial success for S4EA, call s4EA at 858-565-7432 or visit www.taste4sports.com.

2014 camp San Diego Sockers Kraig Chiles will be honored as 2016 'SPORTS Man of the Year' at "A Taste 4 SPORTS"



Upcoming Events

S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament: The S4EA Soccer & Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, August 28th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

S4EA Softball, Tennis & Cycling Tournament: The S4EA Softball, Tennis & Cycling Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, September 11th from 9am-5pm at Morley Field in Balboa Park.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

June Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2016 Calendar of Events/Meets

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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

Thank you for your support!

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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes
Year-Round Platinum Sponsors ($10,000+)

Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Cagle Family
Cubic Corporation
Glass Family
Howard Harris
Sally Harris
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Las Patronas
Mission Valley Rotary
Nice Guys
Prom Catering
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Sempra Energy Foundation
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Weingart Foundation
Michael Whitmore
Yates/Julius Family

Thank you for your support!

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2016 "A Taste 4 SPORTS"
Event Sponsors

Gold Level
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
UDW Homecare Providers Union

Silver Level
Ahrens Family & Friends
Babette Davis & Meryl Olsen
Cunningham Family
Tom Groff
Richard Harris Family
HM Electronics, Inc.
Luther Burbank Savings
Miller & Milove
National Certified, Inc.
Ron Keith & Associates
Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level
Baby Q
Beth Adams
Dillon Family Fund
Glinatsis Family
Jackson Family
KMC Properties
Rathbun Family
Dave and Phyllis Snyder
The Absolute Truth

Thank you for your support!

Shop AmazonSmile and Support S4EA: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support S4EA every time you shop, and at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

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.

SPORTS Endowment Fund



SPORTS Oportunities

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.

learn more . . .

Click here for Athlete Registration Forms .

S4EA Camps

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is offering 2 sessions of S4EA SPORTS Camps this summer and fall. S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 on August 5-7 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona is offering a general program of camp & sports activities including flying on the zip line & swimming. S4EA Halloween SPORTS Camp Session #3 on October 21-23 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista offers a general program of camp & sports activities as well as Halloween activities including costumes, trick-or-treat & haunted house. Session #2 can accommodate athletes using wheelchairs. 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.

The S4EA Camp Registration Fee is $160 per session to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc. Mail Fee and S4EA Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (9575 Aero Drive Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123). A non-refundable deposit of $60 reserves your spot in S4EA Camp. For more information, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432.

Click here for Camp Flyer.

Click here for Athlete Camp Registration Form.

Click here for Counselor/Chaperone Registration Form.

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Donate Your Vehicle to S4EA

Donate your Vehicle to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

For 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

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.

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.


Video & Photo Gallery

S4EA athletes and coaches march in the Holiday Bowl Parade in front of thousands of spectators

Video & Photo Gallery

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.

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.