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.


S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser:

S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, August 12th at S4EA/North Shores (9575 Aero Drive, San Diego 92123) from 6-8pm. Tickets are $20 - which includes hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks and two rounds of tournament play. Prizes are given for most wins, most losses, and most Buncos. This is a unique fundraising adventure that is fun for all. Click here for Bunco Flyer/Registration Form. Click here for Bunco Rules. If interested in playing Bunco, winning prizes & supporting S4EA, call 858-565-7432.

S4EA Salsa Fiesta Fundraiser:

The S4EA Salsa Fiesta will be held on Saturday, September 24th at Las Americas Outlet Mall in San Diego by the border. Teams enter for $25 in 3 categories: spicy, flavorful & non-traditional. The public is invited from 10am-2pm for $5 per person.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:

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“A Taste 4 SPORTS”, held June 2nd at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, was a great success. San Diego Sockers Star Kraig Chiles was honored as 2016 ‘SPORTS Man of the Year’. Over 300 guests tasted food from 23 restaurants, listened to the music by the ‘Steph Johnson Trio’, and bid on fabulous silent and live auction items. A good time was had by all. Thank you to the 25 sponsors who helped make “A Taste 4 SPORTS” a financial success with over $50,000 raised for S4EA.

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!




Upcoming Events

S4EA Swim Meet: The S4EA Swim Meet is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th from 8am-1pm at the La Mesa Pool.

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.

S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Tournament: The S4EA Bocce & Flag Football Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th from 8:30am-4pm at La Jolla Country Day School.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

July 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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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.

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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


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.