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 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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Upcoming Events

Jack-O-Smash Family Fun Festival: The Jack-O-Smash Family Fun Festival ( benefiting S4EA is on Sunday, Oct 30 from 7am-2pm at Sportsplex in Poway with S4EA participating in the Celebrity Softball Game.

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, November 13th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

S4EA Volleyball & Table Tennis Tournament: The S4EA Volleyball & Table Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 19th from 9am-5pm at Balboa Park Activity Center.

S4EA Bowling Tournament: The S4EA Bowling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-4pm at Brunswick Premier Lanes.

S4EA Holiday Party: The S4EA Holiday Party is scheduled for Sunday, December 11th from 4:30-7pm at Eagles Aerie.

Holiday Bowl Parade: The Holiday Bowl Parade featuring S4EA athletes is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27th from 9-11:30am at County Admin Bldg. on Harbor Dr.

Calendar of upcoming Events/Meets

Monthly Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2016 Calendar of Events/Meets

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S4EA Camps

2016 camp

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes offers 3 sessions of S4EA Camps throughout the year. S4EA Surf Camp Session #1 is offered in April at the YMCA Camp Surf in Imperial Beach; S4EA SPORTS Camp Session #2 is held August 5-7 at Wildwood Ranch in Ramona; and S4EA Halloween Camp Session #3 takes place October 21-23 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. A Bunco Fundraiser is held four times a year at S4EA/North Shores with the next one on Friday, November 4th from 6-8pm.

S4EA also hosts an annual Guacamole Bowl to be held February 18, 2017 at the Balboa Park Club. Our major fundraiser is "A Taste 4 SPORTS" held at the San Diego Hall of Champions at the start of summer. A Salsa Fiesta is held in September at The Plaza at the Border in San Ysidro.

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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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