SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) was founded by a group of coaches, parents, volunteers, and community members who determined that there was a need for a community-based sports program for athletes with and without developmental disabilities in San Diego County. Many in this group have 10, 20, or more years of experience serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
Walter has over 40 years experience working in sports programs for persons with developmental disabilities. He helped found SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes 13 years ago.
Clara has over 40 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities. She helped found SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes 13 years ago.
S4EA Board of Directors (2020-2021)
President - Matt Stickley (Geneva Financial)
Vice President - Randy Levinson (Coast Commercial Ventures, LLC)
Treasurer - Skip Covell (National Certified)
Secretary - Adrian Lizano (Handle Bar Hot Sauce)
Past President - Tamara Ahrens (PCL Construction)
Nicole Alvarez (San Diego Unified School District)
Joe Alvarez-Salas (Athlete Council President)
Rodney Caudillo (RLC Financial, Wedbush)
Martin Duarte (Special Ed Teacher, Chula Vista Elem Sch Dist)
Isaac Hernandez (Athlete Representative)
Aik Kalantarian (Caregiver)
Teri King (The Loan Company of San Diego)
Carissa Nelson Zink (Health Care Worker)
Graphic Designer - Mary E. Cunningham
S4EA Board Meetings
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, S4EA Board meetings & Executive Committee meetings are via Zoom rather than at S4EA office.
The S4EA Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every odd numbered month at 6pm at the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes office (9575 Aero Drive #B, San Diego, CA 92123) or via Zoom as follows in 2021: January 13, March 10, May 12, July 14, September 8, November 10.
The S4EA Executive Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every even numbered month at noon at the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes office (9575 Aero Drive #B, San Diego, CA 92123) or via Zoom as follows in 2021: February 10, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13, December 8.
The following are S4EA Policies as approved by the S4EA Board of Directors:
S4EA Athlete Council (2020-2021)
President - Joe Alvarez-Salas
Vice President - Johnny Adair
Treasurer - Debbie Gillaspy
Secretary - McKenzie Crossley-Cox
Sergeant–At–Arms -Isaac Hernandez
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