Special Forces Sports

WE ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

OUR MISSION

The Special Forces Sports Foundation gives special needs students and high school athletes the opportunity to engage in athletic activities together. We believe that both groups of students can learn valuable life lessons from each other. ​

A note from Tom McMahon

My mother, Joan McMahon, a special needs educator, shared this “life truth” with me at an early age:

The average human being takes 630 million breaths in a lifetime. These breaths literally create the next “moment” in our lives. Life is about winning these precious moments we call the “present.”

I have decided to join “Dr.” Lance and the Special Forces Sports Foundation because of their unwavering passion to help children with unique abilities win the next “breath/moment” of their life. The “present” given to these young men and women created by Special Forces events is a “truth” that will last their lifetime.

Join me in helping Special Forces Sports Foundation “cover this kick” for these kids.

Stay Great,
Tom McMahon 
SPT Coordinator,
Denver Broncos

SPECIAL FORCES SPORTS DAY

EVENT DETAILS

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About "Dr." Matt lance and
the Special Forces Sports Foundation

“Dr.” Matt Lance, a Southern California native and an assistant coach of a successful high school football program for 20 years, enjoys the process of seeing his student-athletes mature and grow. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, “Dr.” Lance also serves as a physical education teacher and leads the special needs PE class; one of the most rewarding aspects of his work in education.

The story of Special Forces Sports Day began in 2017 when transportation obstacles dashed “Dr.” Lance’s hopes of attending a special needs event with a group of his students. To ensure that local students never missed another opportunity to get involved in similar events, “Dr.” Lance immediately got to work and solicited the help of a colleague at a nearby school. Together, they piloted an event that exploded in popularity and has evolved into what is now known as Special Forces Sports Day.

Special Forces Sports Day is a vital program that connects football, soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, track, and various other high school athletes with special needs students who are eager to engage in a day of fun activities and sportsmanship. Students from diverse programs including the Career and Technical Education program, the Culinary Arts program, Video Production, and the Associated Student Body all join in to help create an extraordinary experience for everyone involved.

In 2020, Special Forces Sports Day aims to double the number of attendees and hopes to welcome over 400 special needs students. You can help support Special Forces Sports Day and special needs students in our community by donating to this worthy cause!

Dr. Matt Lance and Friend

TESTIMONIALS

Special Forces Sports Day was one of the best days of the year. Seeing all of our students working together, having fun, celebrating inclusion was heartwarming and has had a lasting effect on our school community. Special Forces Day helps remind our community that children don’t have special needs, they have special gifts.
Dr. Goins
Dr. Jeremy Goins
Principal, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Eastvale, CA
Nothing is more heart-warming than seeing a beaming smile on a child’s face, or hearing the laughter of children as they play. At the Special Forces Sports Day at Centennial High School, that’s exactly what you saw... pure joy, fun, laughter, and smiles. But more importantly, you saw love, compassion, support and inclusion. I can’t wait until this year’s Special Forces Sports Day!!
Bill Pollock
Bill Pollock
School Board Pres., Corona-Norco Unified School District

OUR SPONSORS

Gold Sponsor: $15,000 donation

Silver Sponsor: $10,000 Donation

The Reason – Movie

Moffatt Athletic Charity

 

Bronze Sponsor: $5000 donation

Gunderson Direct

M&R Engineering

Tom Mcmahon –  Denver Broncos, Special Teams Coordinator

Matt Moore

Participant Sponsor: $5000 or Less Donation

Epic Wings – Rancho Cucamonga

Eco Office

Spectrum Designs

Walmart

Power Grade Inc

 

Private Donors

Stater Brothers Charities

Hamner Towing

Karen Gillespie

Brian Hudspeth

Catalano Motors

Phil & Doreen Lance

Joy Bird

Jason Mitchell

LaRonda Logan

Tina & Jeff Fisher

Crystal Suras