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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S4EA 'Bunco' Fundraiser:

S4EA presents 'Bunco' on Friday, January 29th at S4EA/North Shores 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 made over $1,400 from Bunco on November 6th.

“Guacamole Bowl” Fundraiser:


The 13th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge “Guacamole Bowl” will be held February 20, 2016 from 10am-2pm at the Balboa Park Club (2150 Pan American Road West, San Diego 92101). The Guacamole Bowl is expected to attract more than 1,500 guests who taste guacamole from more than 25 teams and help determine who makes the best guacamole. The public is invited to attend for $5. Last year's Guacamole Bowl made over $12,000 for S4EA.

Teams compete in Law Enforcement, Realtors, and Open Divisions. To enter a team, the Entry Fee is $25. Each division has sponsorship opportunities, from $50 for an Entertainment Sponsor up to $5,000 for the Championship Round Sponsor. The proceeds benefit S4EA. Call 858-565-7432 for more information or go to the Guacamole Bowl Website at www.guacamolebowl.com. The Guacamole Bowl is co-sponsored by San Diego Park & Recreation-Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Click here for Guacamole Bowl Flyer.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Team Registration Brochure.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Contest Rules.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Program.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Letter.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Opportunity.
Click here for Guacamole Bowl Sponsorship Payment Form.

"A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraiser:

2014 camp

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes hosted our 8th Annual “A Taste 4 SPORTS” gala fundraiser on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions. S4EA honored 2014 Boston Marathon Winner, Meb Keflezighi, as our 'SPORTS Man of the Year'. “A Taste 4 SPORTS” included 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 attending included NBA Hall of Fame player Bill Walton, special celebrity guest Mad Mike from MTV's "Pimp My Ride" & many more. Over 300 guests tasted food & drink from 25 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers, breweries & wineries. The 2015 “A Taste 4 SPORTS” raised over $60,000 to support our sports programs.

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes thanks the following Food & Drink Sponsors for providing a wide array of delicious food & drinks at "A Taste 4 SPORTS": Belching Beaver Brewery, Bread & Cie, Brothers Signature Catering & Events, Cafe Cabaret Lebanese Bakery & Grill, Creative Ideas, DiMille's Italian Restaurant, El Comal Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Fat Molly's Brownies, FITzee Foods, Guillermo's-Pepe's Street Tacos, Jyoti-Bihanga Restaurant, Koji Morisaki, Mimi's Kitchen, Montesquieu Winery, Park House Eatery, Pick Up Stix, PRP Wine International, Sabuku Sushi, Sauce Goddess Gourmet LLC, Screamin' Pete's BBQ, Souplantation, Sushi on the Rock, Tam's Tailand Food, Troy's Authentic Greek Cuisine, Twiggs Bakery and Coffee House. . . and more.

The 2016 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6-9pm at the San Diego Hall of Champions. For more information about the 2016 "A Taste 4 SPORTS", please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

'SPORTS Man of the Year' Meb Keflezighi Video at Taste Talking About Boston Marathon

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Upcoming Events

S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament: The S4EA Floor Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, December 6th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School.

S4EA Holiday Party: The S4EA Holiday Party is scheduled for Thursday, December 17th from 5:30-8pm at Eagles Aerie. Activities include music, dancing, caroling, dinner, visit by Santa & gift exchange. No cost. Click here for the S4EA Holiday Party Flyer. RSVP by December 10th to S4EA at 858-565-7432.

S4EA Athletes March in Holiday Bowl Parade: S4EA athletes are marching in the Holiday Bowl Parade on Wednesday, December 30th from 9am-noon on Harbor Drive in San Diego.

S4EA Athlete Council Game Night: The S4EA Athlete Council Game night is scheduled for Friday, January 8th from 6-8pm at S4EA/North Shores.

S4EA Winter Games: The S4EA Winter Games (cross country & downhill skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing) takes place February 2-4 at Snow Valley & Cedar Lake in Big Bear.

Upcoming Calendar of Events/Meets

December Calendar of Practices/Meets

Map of Practice/Meet Locations

2015 Calendar of Events/Meets

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

Ahrens Corporation
Greg & Joan Ahrens
Stephen & Mary Birch Foundation
Cagle Family
Cubic Corporation
Foundation for Developmental Disabilities
Gooding Family Foundation
HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
Hervey Family Foundation
Howard Harris
Sally Harris
La Jolla Electric, Inc.
Las Patronas
Mission Valley Rotary
Nice Guys
Prom Catering
Rite Aid Foundation
San Diego Firefighters Local 145
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris
Weingart Foundation
Michael Whitmore
Yates/Julius Family

Thank you for your support!

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2015 "A Taste 4 SPORTS"
Event Sponsors

Gold Level
Ahrens Family & Friends
Stellar Care, LLC-Jerry Harris

Silver Level
Babette Davis & Meryl Olsen
Brian Cox Mechanical, Inc.
Cunningham Family
Tom Groff
HM Electronics, Inc.
La Jolla Village Professional Center
Miller & Milove
Mitchell Foundation-Cynthia & George
National Certified, Inc.
Super Wash & Dry Laundromat
Yates/Julius Family

Bronze Level
Beth Adams
Carvin Corporation
Dillon Family Fund
Glinatsis Family
Jackson Family
KMC Properties
Nooren Apartment Investments
Rathbun Family
David and Phyllis Snyder
Spine Institute of San Diego
Thomas T. Terramani, MD Inc.

Thank you for your support!

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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 .


Over 90 athletes participated in SPORTS Camp Session #3 on October 23-25 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista which offered a general program of camp & sports activities as well as Halloween fun (costumes, trick-or-treat, haunted house). Session #3 is not recommended for athletes using wheelchairs. Athletes spent 2 nights in cabins and ate 6 camp meals under the guidance of camp counselors/chaperones. Persons with developmental disabilities, families, friends, volunteers, coaches, and supporters all joined in the fun with S4EA at the SPORTS Camp.

The SPORTS Camp Registration Fee is $160 per session to help pay for lodging, meals, insurance, supplies, etc. Mail Fee and SPORTS Camp Registration Form as soon as possible to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (9575 Aero Drive Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123). A deposit of $50 will reserve your spot in the SPORTS Camp. For more information, please call S4EA at (858)565-7432 or go to the S4EA website at www.s4ea.org.

Click here for Camp Flyer.

Click here for Athlete Camp Registration Form.

Click here for Counselor/Chaperone Registration Form.

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2014 camp


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.


Silpada Jewelry Online Catalog Fundraiser for S4EA

Shop for everyone on your Christmas list from the comfort of home with the profits donated to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Silpada is handcrafted, heirloom quality, .925 (nickel free) sterling. One click and easy delivery with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Buy online from November 13-24 by clicking link http://sild.es/10s1

Click here for Silpada Jewelry Flyer.

100% of profit from sales will be donated to S4EA. For more information, contact:

Rebecca N. Penolio

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.