COVID-19 UPDATE: In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we want to let everyone know that the health and safety of our student population is our main priority. Special Forces Sports is working on ways to distribute current donations to students in need. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for the most current updates.

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. ​

SPECIAL FORCES SPORTS DAY

EVENT DETAILS

Special Forces Sports is working on ways to distribute current donations to students in need. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most current updates.

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 VP, Corona-Norco Unified School District

OUR SPONSORS

MVP Sponsor: $2500 donation

Our City Church

Float State

M&R Engineering

Gold Sponsor: $1500 Donation

The Draft Sports Complex

Silver Sponsor: $1000 donation

Bronze Sponsor: $500 Donation

Top Build

Private Donors

Stater Brothers Charities

Hamner Towing

Karen Gillespie

Brian Hudspeth

Catalano Motors

Phil & Doreen Lance