Planned Giving

  • Thank you for your interest in the SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes planned giving website page. Your gift will help to support SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes to provide 1,400 children and adults with developmental disabilities with recreational and social activities that are not available from other sources. Consider naming SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes as a beneficiary in your trust, estate, or insurance policies. If you have any questions, please contact attorney Jerry Harris at 619-282-4415 or via email at We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.


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.


In the next 10 years, the goal of the SPORTS Endowment Fund is to raise $5 million. This will allow SPORTS to continue its mission and to provide services for athletes who cannot afford even our modest program fees.



SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) is a San Diego-based sports program serving athletes with developmental disabilities ages 5 through adult.

We offers 24 sports in 4 sports seasons. Sports include baseball, basketball, bocce, bowling, cross country & downhill skiing, cycling, figure & speed skating, flag football, floor hockey, golf, judo, sailing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and walking/exercise.

S4EA depends entirely on the generosity of the community as we receive no money from the state or federal government. We ask you to join us in fulfilling a pressing need for our athletes with developmental disabilities and their families.

We truly appreciate your consideration of our needs. Your contribution to the SPORTS Legacy Society will make a very real diiference in the lives of members of our community.

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I want you!

A way to support S4EA is with Life Income Gifts. These plans allow donors to commit a portion of their personal assets to support the mission of SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes in the future while providing valuable financial planning benefits to the donor during his or her lifetime.

These benefits may include any or all of the following:

  • Personal satisfaction that is the result of philanthropic acts
  • A steady flow of income for life
  • Increase in the amount of current spendable income
  • Income tax deduction/savings
  • Capital gain tax avoidance
  • Estate tax avoidance
  • Professional money management


Legacy Society

Those who make a charitable planned gift, regardless of the amount, are invited to be a member of the SPORTS Legacy Society. The SPORTS Legacy Society is an honorary society of donors who have made SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes a beneficiary of their estates and financial planning. Membership is extended by the S4EA Board of Directors in appreciation of the donor’s generosity. By joining the society, you assure that our organization will continue to provide services for many future generations.

It is a special person who provides for the future of his or her community. Through the SPORTS Legacy Society, SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes recognizes the thoughtful and generous decisions of those who have supported SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes in their estates.

Giving options


Charitable Life Income Plans

Charitable Lead Trust

Life Insurance

Remainder interest in a personal residence

Gift from a qualified retirement plan

Other individual estate plan

Remainder from Special Needs Trust


planned gift

Making a charitable planned gift is one of the simplest ways to remember SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes when distributing your estate. You can establish an individually created and managed trust that provides you with income and, when trust payments have been completed, benefits SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Consider naming SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes as a beneficiary in your trust, estate, or insurance policies today!

Your personal estate planning advisor should be consulted before entering into any of these gift arrangements.

For additional information about the SPORTS Legacy Society, call attorney Jerry Harris at 619-282-4415.