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SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a San Diego-based sports program serving 1,400 athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult.

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.

We hope to see you soon.

We believe all exceptional athletes can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

The purpose of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is 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 community.

Our Mission

Our Partners

Teams may be made up of athletes with developmental disabilities, families, friends, and others who want to play on inclusive teams. We are also working closely with a number of community partners, including:

SD Parks & Recreation - Therapeutic Rec. Serv.


San Diego Parks & Recreation (SDP&R) – Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) provides therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with any type of disability. Over the years TRS has been supporting SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes in obtaining contracts for the use of San Diego City Recreation Facilities (gyms & fields) through a SUP agreement which has ended. SDP&R-TRS is now co-sponsoring activities at SD City Facilities so that S4EA athletes and volunteers also need to register with SDP&R-TRS. S4EA athletes need to either register on-line with or register at the first practice with SDP&R-TRS.


I practice hard. I do my best. . .

I play with Pride. . . You'll be impressed!

We are SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.


Special Program Opportunities in Recreation, Teamwork, and Sports



Volunteers are the backbone of our SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes program. Volunteers are needed as coaches, meet volunteers, and for various other jobs such as office projects, special events, etc.


We Need Your Support Today!

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a volunteer-based, community-wide program that needs your help:

  • To serve as coach, event organizer, fund-raiser, sports official, or other worker.

  • To provide sports facilities, equipment, meals, and other in-kind services.

  • To provide operating funds for the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes program here in San Diego County. SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (ID # 20-8886536). Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

  • Check out many ways to support S4EA at no cost to you

  • Or donate to us directly


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