SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Sports & Recreation


8380 Vickers St. #ESAN DIEGO, CA 92111 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is a community based sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult in southern California 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.


We have several different opportunities available:

1. volunteers to help coach a sport once a week during a 10-12 week sports season. Most practices are held on a week night (after 5:30 or 6pm) or Saturday or Sunday.

2. volunteers to help at a one day tournament, minimum time commitment 4 hours

3. camp chaperones- chaperone a group of 2-3 campers (within a cabin group of 10-12 campers and chaperones) from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. 3 of the weekend camps are held during the year.

4. camp volunteers- volunteer during the day at one of the sports activities or help with crafts. Minimum time commitment is 4 hours.

5. various other volunteer opportunities include volunteer support with special events and fund raisers.


Would you recommend SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes?
3 reviews Write a review
by Gigi Q. (January 13, 2017)
I haven't volunteered here but I would love to do some volunteering. It seems very professional and a great way to help out in our community.
by Scott M. (November 14, 2016)
Despite any physical or developmental challenges they face, these Exceptional Athletes were courageous, inspiring individuals. It was an honor to have spent the day with all of them, helping them have fun and providing a place to play, compete and socialize without judgement. The organizers and other volunteers I worked with were ALL extremely welcoming and went out of there way to help me, help the athletes. By the end of the day, I was humbled. I can only strive to live my life with the compassion and bravery I saw in every Athlete I met. I cannot imagine anyone volunteering for any Exceptional Athlete event, not having a really fun day and being inspired as a result of the experience.
by Kahlil-Taras S. (May 12, 2016)
A very good opportunity to inspire and motivate children with disabilities to stay active and establish everlasting bonds through sports and other recreational activities.

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