Special Forces Sports



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 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 2021, we launched our recreational league programming called Nothing But Nets.  We have partnered with club sports organizations in California and Utah to create 6 week rec leagues that partner the club athletes and our children with special needs.  

Dr. Matt Lance and Friend



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


Power Grade Inc

Chick-Fil-A     Logan, Ut.

Sam’s Club     Logan, Ut

Lee’s Marketplace    Logan, Ut.

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