Volunteers & Support
Help change an athlete's life by volunteering
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.
Volunteers are needed as coaches each sports season. You do not need any prior experience in the sport or working with persons with developmental disabilities, just a desire to help. Head coaches run the practices, while assistant coaches help the athletes under the direction of the head coach in teaching the athletes various sports skills. Volunteers also act as scorekeepers and timers in the team sports. Coaches spend 2-3 hours weekly for a 3 month period, including a tournament near the end of the season.
Volunteers are needed to assist at meets and tournaments. Meet volunteers help as scorers, timers, buddies, and wherever needed.
Volunteers are needed to help with various office projects including mail-outs, newsletters, etc.
Volunteer Interest or Registration
If you are interested in helping at practices and/or tournaments, call SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes at 858-565-7432.
To register as a S4EA volunteer or coach, click on the
Volunteers who send in the S4EA Volunteer/Coach Registration Packet will become a S4EA coach & receive each month the S4EA Newsletter giving the latest information including practices and upcoming tournaments.
Let's Make A Difference
Here are some ways you can support:
Community Giving Programs - Companies
Many companies have community giving programs and we need your help in identifying some of these companies so we can reach out to them for support for our programs.
Many companies also have matching gift and/or volunteer recognition programs that allow employees to direct company donations to the charity of their choice. Please check with your human resource department regarding details.
Please contact Clara at 858-565-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org if your company has a community giving, matching gift or volunteer recognition program.
Designate S4EA With Your United Way Or CA State Employees Gift
The United Way & California State Employees charitable workplace campaigns start soon. You can designate SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes to be the recipient of your United Way or California State Employees gift. All you have to do is give your United Way or California State Employees our full name & address:
Thank you for your support.
SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes is always in need of supplies, facilities, and sports equipment. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more info.
Facebook Birthday Fundraiser
For your birthday this year, please consider doing a Facebook birthday fundraiser for S4EA. Call S4EA at 858-565-7432 for more info.
Raise Money for S4EA at fun events such as Bunco, Pancake Breakfast, Guacamole Bowl, Golf Classic & "A Taste 4 SPORTS".
Click here for more info.
Become a sponsor of S4EA or a specific fundraiser, and enjoy numerous benefits.
Support S4EA When You Shop at Ralphs and Food 4 Less
Ralphs and Food 4 Less make donations based on a percentage of the expenditures of registered shoppers - at no cost to you!
You can participate in Ralph's Community Rewards Program by linking your Ralph's Rewards card (available at check-out) to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (Non-Profit Organization number MW265). Simply visit www.ralphs.com. Once logged into Ralphs account, search for SPORTS FOR EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETES either by name or MW265 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. *Customers must have a registered Ralphs rewards card account to link to S4EA. *If not yet have a Ralphs rewards card, please get one at the customer service desk at any Ralphs. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for S4EA until after registering for rewards card. Participants must swipe their registered Ralphs rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Ralphs rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Food 4 Less
Same process as for Ralph's, but use the Food4Less number for SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (NPO number AA241).
Donate Your Vehicle to S4EA
Are you not sure what to do with your old vehicle (car, boat, motorhome) when buying a new vehicle? Well, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes has signed up with CARS to recycle your old vehicle with the money going to SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes.
Call CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) toll free at 855-500-7433 to donate your vehicle to S4EA. Free pick-up - Tax receipt given - No smog required.
Donate Your Old Vehicle To S4EA/CARS and Get A Tax Deduction
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.
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.
Let's Make A Change
Here are some ways you can donate:
8380 Vickers Street #E
San Diego, CA 92111
Checks made out to S4EA
Make a tax deductible donation.
After clicking the Donate Button, please list the purpose of your donation: Registration Name & Sport, Pancake Breakfast, S4EA Golf Classic, "A Taste 4 SPORTS", Guacamole Bowl, Bunco, In Memory of, In Honor of, Donation, etc.
Over the Phone
It's easy to donate offline too.