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Celebrate our sports program for athletes with developmental disabilities by giving to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Raise money for S4EA at fun events


2024 "A Taste 4 SPORTS" 

The 17th Annual "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Gala Fundraiser is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 6-9pm at the Balboa Park Club featuring food & wine from 15-20 restaurants, personal chefs, caterers & wineries. Over 200 guests mingle with notable local & sports figures, enjoy music to the band 'Beatle Trax' & bid on an exquisite array of auction items. 

S4EA is honoring San Diego Padres Pitching Legend Randy Jones as our 2024 'SPORTS Man of the Year':

  • Won Cy Young Award 1976

  • Inducted SD Padres Hall of Fame

  • SD Padres retired his No. 35

  • 2 time All-Star in 1975 & 1976

  • National League ERA leader-1975

  • ML Baseball wins leader in 1976

  • Won Comeback Player Year 1975

  • Won NL Pitcher of the Year 1976 

"A Taste 4 SPORTS"

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

6-9pm  Music to band 'Beatle Trax' 

             Tasting from Restaurants,

             Caterers & Wineries

6:30pm Master of Ceremonies -

              Perette Godwin

6:45pm Honoring San Diego Padres

              Pitching Legend Randy Jones

              as our 2024 'SPORTS Man of

              the Year'

7:10pm Live Auction

7:50pm Silent Auction Section A

              Tables Closing

8:05pm Raffle Closes

8:30pm Silent Auction Section B

              Tables Closing

Proceeds benefit S4EA

The proceeds from the "A Taste 4 SPORTS" Fundraising Event will benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes — a non profit sports program serving 1,400 athletes with disabilities ages 5 through adult in over 20 sports during 4 sports seasons.


Sponsorship opportunities available at following levels:

  • Platinum-$10,000

  • Gold-$5,000

  • Silver-$1,000

  • Bronze-$500

For more information,  call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Highlights Include:

  • Sample Tasty Offerings from Local Restaurants and Caterers

  • Listen to band 'Beatle Trax'  

  • Participate in the Silent & Live Auction as well as the Raffle held live in the Balboa Park Club

  • Honor San Diego Padres Pitching Legend Randy Jones as the 2024 'SPORTS Man of the Year' 

  • Meet Celebrities such as NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton & 'Mad' Mike from "Pimp My Ride"

  • Enjoy time seeing & talking face-to-face with our S4EA Athletes, Families & Friends

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time:   6:00 - 9:00pm

WhereBalboa Park Club

              2144 Pan American Rd W

              San Diego, CA 92101

Reservations: $60.00 per person

Thank you for your support!


Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the 2021, 2022 & 2023 Golf Classic has been postponed to the summer/fall of 2024.

Thank you for your support!

S4EA Golf Classic

The S4EA Golf Classic brings together golf enthusiasts, business elite, and community leaders, all teaming up to support SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. The 2019 S4EA Golf Classic was as follows:

When: Wed, August 7, 2019, 1-8pm

Where: Riverwalk Golf Club
Cost: $150

S4EA Virtual Golf Classic

S4EA would normally be hosting our 2nd annual S4EA Golf Classic gala fundraiser in the fall of 2020 at the Riverwalk Golf Club from 1-8pm for 100-150 golfers. However, because of COVID-19, S4EA cannot hold our S4EA Golf Classic at the Riverwalk Golf Club with over 100 golfers. Therefore, S4EA had a S4EA Virtual Golf Classic in November, culminating on Fri, November 20, 2020 with nearly $8,000 raised for S4EA. 

For more information, please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

For more details on the S4EA Golf Classic, click on button below.

Golf Classic

2024 Guacamole Bowl

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is celebrating the 21st annual Law Enforcement Challenge "Guacamole Bowl" fundraiser on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Balboa Park Club (2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego 92101). The "Guacamole Bowl" is a premier competition designed to determine, "Who makes the best Guacamole?" 

Proceeds from the 21st Annual Guacamole Bowl will benefit SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.

Retired San Diego Police Officer Matt Weathersby came up with this unique fundraising idea as a way of supporting local charities. In recent years the charity has been SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Over the twenty years, the Guacamole Bowl has raised over $200,000 to support local programs for athletes with developmental disabilities.

According to Weathersby, over 2,000 pounds of fresh avocados donated this year by Henry Avocado Corporation are used by the various teams along with lots of onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos, provided by the Daly Family to the competing teams. Matt added, "If you like good guacamole, and lots of it, then Balboa Park is the place to be".


The Guacamole Bowl is open to members who are invited to come out & sample all the great guacamole. An $8 admission pays membership fee and gets you a bag of Mission Tortilla chips & all the guacamole you can eat. You will also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite recipes and select the finalists in each division.

Prize Categories

The top 3 teams in each division, decided by popular vote, will remake their recipe for the official judges for the final rounds. Awards will be presented winners in each division.

The coveted Guacamole Bowl Cup perpetual trophy will be presented to the team judged to make the best guacamole.

Schedule of Events

10:00am  Guacamole Tasting Begins

11:00am   CHP Honor Guard

11:15am   Mariachi Internacional SD

12:30pm   Raffle Drawing Held

  2:00pm   Member Voting Ends

  2:30pm   Final Judging & Awards

Guacamole Bowl
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Outdoor Family

Pancake Breakfast

S4EA holds a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser twice a year. The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. A raffle is held with great raffle prizes.

The Outdoor Fall Family Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for:


Saturday, April 13, 2024 


S4EA Office
8380 Vickers St. Suite E
San Diego 92111





The S4EA Athlete Council elections were held at the Pancake Breakfast with the following 2024-2025 S4EA Athlete Council Officers elected: 

President - Matthew Rathbun

1st Vice President - Louis Flam

2nd Vice President - Eric Nelson

Treasurer - James Stolarek

Secretary - Aaron Rosenstein

Sergeant-At-Arms - Isaac Hernandez

Bring the family and friends to the delicious breakfast to support S4EA.

For more information or to order your Pancake Breakfast tickets, please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

Pancake Breakfast

Outdoor Family


S4EA holds a Bunco Fundraiser 3-4 times a year. Bunco includes lunch and/or hors d'oeuvres. Prizes are  given for most wins, most losses, and most Buncos. We play two rounds of tournament play. Bunco is a dice game of chance. A raffle is held with great raffle prizes.

The Outdoor Family Bunco Fundraiser is scheduled for:


Saturday, March 23, 2024 


S4EA Office
8380 Vickers St. Suite E
San Diego 92111




Bring the family and friends to Bunco to support S4EA.

For more information or to order your Bunco tickets, please call S4EA at 858-565-7432.

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