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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Upcoming Events

FireFan Global Sports App Supports S4EA: S4EA is very excited to announce that we are now promoting the FireFan Global Sports App. This family-friendly App will not only be a fun game for you and your family and friends to play together but will generate incremental fundraising revenue for S4EA to allow us to expand our services even further. The game will allow Players to play along LIVE with games in action. Initially the game will offer NFL Football with other major sports following along soon thereafter. Players earn points that can be turned into prizes including hats, jerseys and even tickets to major sporting events. Your player signup link is Watch your email, our website ( and our social media pages for more info regarding this Free App. The FireFan Global Sports App has been launched Thanksgiving weekend. Downloads are available on both Apple iTunes and Google Play app stores, so download the App for free, "fire" it up and play along with the NFL games, share with friends, and have FUN! By using this free app, you will help generate incremental fundraising revenue for S4EA.

S4EA Winter Games: The S4EA Winter Games (Cross Country and Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowshoeing) is scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st through Thursday, February 2nd at Cedar Lake in Big Bear.

S4EA Valentine Dinner Dance: The Chula Vista Elks Lodge is inviting our athletes to the S4EA Valentine Dinner & Dance at the Chula Vista Elks Lodge (901 Elks Lane, Chula Vista 91910) on Saturday, February 11th from 5-9pm with Chef Ralph Ford catering. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 to register.

S4EA Art Fundraiser at Sparks Gallery: The Opening Reception for an Art Exhibit whose artworks are inspired by the San Diego coast will take place on Sunday, February 19th from 6-9pm at Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave., San Diego 92101). The works on view include oil and acrylic paintings, watercolor, sculpture, photography, and more. On opening night, refreshments and appetizers will be served and the wine sale proceeds will benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. For more information regarding the Art Exhibition and to RSVP, click here.

S4EA Kiwanis Track Meet: The S4EA Kiwanis Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th from 8am-1pm at West Hills High School (8756 Mast Blvd., Santee 92071).

S4EA Basketball Tournament: The S4EA Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, March 12th from 9am-5pm at Francis Parker School (6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego 92111).

S4EA Track Meet: The S4EA Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 29th from 9am-1pm at Sweetwater High School (2900 Highland Ave., National City 91950).

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 tentatively 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. A Bunco Fundraiser is held four times a year at S4EA/North Shores with the next one on Friday, January 20th 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" tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the San Diego Hall of Champions . 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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