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2018 Events 

Big Payback May 2nd
We had a awesome 24 hours of donating! Thank you all for your donations! This fundraiser allowed the community to pour back into their favorite nonprofits through monetary donations over a 24-hour period. 

Teacher inservice day July 30th

We were invited to teach the teacher In-Service day at Overall Creek Elementary in Murfreesboro, TN. Our Director, Ms. Julie Lovell-Rios, did an amazing job sharing her knowledge on how to adapt a class for all ability levels! We shared some inclusive games, tips on interaction with specific disabilities, and so much more! If you’d like us to come speak at your school, shoot us an email —>

Shape up nashville day of play March 26th

Saturday, March 26th from 10am-3pm, Sports 4 All fulfilled its commitment to “putting all children on the path to health and physical literacy” through a day of fun filled activities. Lots of people came out to the YMCA of Middle TN located at 1000 Church St Nashville, TN 37203 to support the cause and enjoy the festivities with us. There was opportunities to win prizes, learn more about programs in Nashville that cater to this need, and the best part— FREE ADMISSION! To get more information on the event, visit! Thank you to everyone who came!

Doge ball 4 all March 26th

This amazing event was organized by Belmont students to help raise money and awareness. We are extremely appreciative and excited for this tournament! It took place on March 26th at 6:30pm in the Sports Science Building on Belmont’s campus. This event was open to only and all Belmont students but anyone could donate! Thanks for coming out and enjoying the action! 

2017 Events



The Nashville Track Classic is a community track meet where people of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Whether you are a veteran of the track hoping to PR, a retired track junkie looking for a stroll down memory lane, or a first-timer racing the oval, there is a place at this meet for you. 

Presented by Fleet Feet Nashville and Saucony, all proceeds are donated to Sports 4 All, a Nashville non-profit dedicated to turning disabilities into abilities through sports and healthy activities.

Enjoy an incredible track with a killer view of the Nashville skyline while racing your best with other runners to push you. The event features professional fully automatic timing by by C.F.P.I. Timing & Data, Inc.

$10 per event, $10 for T shirts. 
Regisration is open now:

Race day registration will be available starting at 3PM at the Fleet Feet tent up to 30 minutes before each event. Due to high timing costs on raceday, the price will be raised to $14 per event. There will be an additional $2 charge if payment is in the form of a credit or debit card.

Here is the proposed order of events (the meet will be on a rolling schedule):
5 PM: National Anthem
5:10- Shot Put Begins
5:15- 100 Meter Dash
5:45- 800 Meter Run
6:10- Discus Begins
6:15- 200 Meter Dash
6:40- 1 Mile Run
7:10- 400 Meter Run
7:30- 2 Mile Run
7:50- 5,000 Meter Run
8:20- Donut Den Mile (a one mile run, with a Donut Den donut consumed before each lap)

Packet Pickup will take place at Fleet Feet Sports in Green Hills starting at 3 PM and going until 7PM on Friday, May 19th. Race day Packet Pickup can be found at the Fleet Feet tent in the infield starting at 3 PM on Saturday, May 20th.

See you on the track!!

Please email or call 6304321444 with questions.


THANK YOU to everyone who came out to celebrate our 7th annual Evening 4 All on April 27th! We're excited to announce this was our largest and most successful fundraising event so far, raising over $15,000 for our programs! This year's event had 100 attendees and featured silent auction items from over 60 incredible local businesses as well as some amazing getaways and more! To see some photos from the event please check out our facebook page.

Special shout out to our two Spokespeople of the Year, Andrew and Britt, as well as our Volunteers of the Year Allie, and Emily! #E4A2017 #Project HEALTH 



Big things brewing friends!!!! (see what we did there) We partnered up with our wonderful friends over at Atmalogy to help you get your coffee or tea fix AND support our amazing participants in the process. Even though our week of caffeine happiness is officially over, you can still show them some love by shopping local, small business at Atmalogy and make sure they know your friends at Sports 4 All sent you. We loved partnering with them and hope to do so again in the near future!

2016 Events


On Saturday, May 21st Sports 4 All partnered with Fleet Feet Nashville and Saucony to present the second annual Nashville Track Classic! This is an all ages, all abilities track meet dreamed up and coordinated by two amazing S4AF work-study students Alex and Madison. We’re amazed by the turnout as we had nearly 200 runners participate and were able to raise $1400 to fund summer camp programs for the adults of the Metro Parks Disabilities Program! Be on the lookout for next year’s event as we’re excited to see it continue to grow! Thank you again to Alex, Madison and our amazing sponsors and partners for helping make this such a memorable event!!!

Past Events Include:
- 100 Meter Dash
- Sports 4 All Participants 100 Meter Dash
- 200 Meter Dash
- 400 Meter Dash
- 800 Meter Run
- 1 Mile Run
- Donut Den Mile (Eat a Donut Den donut before each lap)
- 2 Mile Run
- 5k (Cash prize provided)
- Shotput + Discus
Fully Automatic Timing provided by C.F.P.I. Timing & Data, Inc.
Email: with questions


On Thursday, April 28th Sports 4 All hosted it's 6th annual "Evening 4 All" fundraiser at Cabana in Hillsboro village. The evening included food from Cabana, wine, a silent auction featuring over 70 items from many of Nashville's top restaurants and getaways, live music from the amazing Jilian Linklater, a photo booth, a wine tree, and a brief awards ceremony. Our award recipients for 2016 were Jacob Webne and Kristy Dillingham from the Metro Parks Disabilities program, and were honored as Sports 4 All's 2016 Spokespeople of the Year! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and who helped us honor the amazing individuals we serve!

2014 Events

TNABA is proud to announce its 5th Annual Adaptive Sports   Conference: Sports after Blindness on October 24th-25th. This year’s event promises to be the best one ever. The 2 day conference will feature over 15 different adaptive sports, recreational activities, and health related inter-active sessions such as: Goalball, Beep Kickball, Water Aerobics, Archery, Ballroom Dancing, Healthy kitchen tips, positive nutrition, and many more are being added every day. Join us Saturday October 25th from 9:50am-10:30 am for presentations on nutrition and water aerobics. That night TNABA will honor the accomplishments of athletes over the past year during the annual Sports Banquet. All veterans and visually impaired attendees can enjoy all the exciting action for FREE! This conference has something for everyone including; physical educators, vision teacher, coaches, recreational therapists  and anyone interested in sports for the blind. Check out more and register at Registration is open NOW!!  You can contact Ricky Jones for any questions at 615-544-5222.

Come see us at the 13th Annual Neptune Diving and Ski Tent Sale from October 17-19!  Need new skis or just some new gloves...come meet Neptune's knowledgable staff and get ready for the winter sports season with deals up to 60% off. Meanwhile, we'll be accepting sports equipment/apparel donations as well as donations of wine corks and bottle stoppers (our Corks 4 Charity Program generates funds for our group fitness classes).  Stop by to learn more about the organization, pick up some baked goods, get your picture taken at our photo booth, or buy corks for holiday crafts (don't worry...we can give you some ideas, too).  Also, we'll be selling tickets to our two upcoming events:  BV+OO Sample Night at The Olive Oil Store on November 9, 2014 and our 5th Annual An Evening 4 All at Cabana Nashville on February 5, 2015.  The address is 5827 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209.  We'll be there at the following times: Friday, 10/17 5pm-9pm; Saturday, 10/18 9:30am-6pm; Sunday, 10/19 11am-3pm. 

2013 Events

  1. roc_raceROC (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) Race 5K: Sports 4 All has been chosen as the benefiting charity for this 5k and we would like to invite you to sign up to run and/or volunteer with us! Enter the code S4A10 before 8/29 to receive 10% off your registration cost to run. If running isn't your thing or you'd rather volunteer and help out with registration or working at the obstacles we have space for you too. If you volunteer with our staff for at least 8 hours your race fee will be waived and you can run in the later heats for FREE! Tell your friends, family, and anyone you know about this awesome race, and come support Sports 4 All!
    • Experience epic obstacles like the wrecking ball, the world's largest inflatable slide & moon bounce!
    • Prices increase Thursday, August 29th at 11:59 p.m. so register now!
    • Use code S4A10 to save 10%. Expires 8/29 at 11:59 p.m.
  2. Hike 4 HEALTH: Sports 4 All is hosting a 3 mile hike at Edwin Warner Park Greenway. This will be our 1st ever HIKE 4 HEALTH! Sports 4 All is anorganization that supports and serves people with disabilities; we need your help to make our event successful so that we can continue to serve people in need.

    Team and individual registration is available. The hike is free; however, we encourage each person to raise $50. If you raise at least $25, you will receive a free HIKE 4 HEALTH t-shirt. We will have local artists playing live music and plenty of food! This is a great way to spend time with your friends and family in a healthy, happy environment.

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  3. hike_4_healthProject HEALTH Certification Classes: This fall Project HEALTH will be holding a West Tennessee certification workshop in Memphis on September 30th and October 1st, a Middle Tennessee workshop in conjunction with TAHPERD in Murfreesboro on October 27th-29th, and an East Tennessee workshop in conjunction with TRPA in Chattanooga on November 17th.

    Project HEALTH is seeking others to join our mission in spreading opportunities for physical activity and health education to people with disabilities across Tennessee. Our certification workshops last two days and involve a day of classroom material, lessons on how to teach group fitness classes, a written exam on the classroom material, and a mini Project HEALTH class lead by each instructor being certified. The first day of the workshop includes the history of Sports 4 All, exercise science, nutrition, American with Disabilities Act (ADA), safety and CPR review, people first language, and human behavior. The second day of the workshop focuses on learning how to create lesson plans and lead group fitness classes. We focus on teaching instructors to make their classes fully adaptable through scaling activities up or down in such a way that all can participate. The morning session consists of a review of Day 1 material and a presentation of how to lead a class by a current Project HEALTH instructor. The afternoon session consists of an exam over the classroom material and a mini Project HEALTH class led by each instructor becoming certified. We also offer accelerated one-day workshops where the classroom material is sent to the instructors ahead of time. This workshop works mostly on group fitness instruction and practice, and also includes a review of classroom material and the written test all in one day.

    Once you become certified to be a Project HEALTH instructor we provide you with materials to help you create lesson plans and begin leading classes. Instructors have the opportunity to teach in community centers and agency based settings. We give you the initial tools to take with you, but once you become a Project HEALTH instructor you are free to be creative with you classes and teaching styles. If you are already affiliated with an agency you can start implementing classes within the agency and invite others to come join you classes, or you can contact a local community center and begin recruiting participants in your area for your classes. Instructors are expected to obtain continuing education credits and attend events where they can continue to learn and improve their classes.
  4. Vanderbilt University Dietetics Internship Partnership: Sports 4 All and the Vanderbilt University Dietetics Internship program has entered into a 3 year agreement to improve nutrition education offerings among people with disabilities. This partnership will see teams of 2 interns come to Project HEALTH classes each month and lead 20 minute sessions on various topics ranging from basic food and food group identification to proper portion sizes. The first of these classes is scheduled for September 25, 2013.

    This promises to be a genuinely unique experience for Vanderbilt's Dietetic Interns as well as our participants. People with disabilities rarely receive education beyond the age of 22. It is even rarer that students who aren't majoring in special education or researching a special population are exposed to people with disabilities on such a large scale and in a learning environment.

    Sports 4 All will lead an orientation at the beginning of each school year to offer tips on presentation style to new interns. For many of these interns, participation in this program will be their first teaching experience. We are very excited about our partnership with the Vanderbilt Dietetics Internship program as the information they have to offer our participants is invaluable to sustaining a healthy life. Finally, we would like to thank Dianne Killebrew of the Vanderbilt Dietetics Internship program for her involvement in developing this partnership.

  5. Grants
    Project HEALTH has been named the recipient of a 2-year Project Diabetes grant worth $30,000 from the Tennessee Department of Health. The state offers these grants to non-profit organizations that challenge the current trends in rising childhood and adult levels of obesity and Type II diabetes. This is the second consecutive year in which Project HEALTH has been funded through Project Diabetes.

    Project HEALTH has taken health initiatives put forward by Healthy People 2020 to ensure access to health education and physical activity. Our goals are to reduce the incidence of obesity and Type II diabetes by increasing the number of fully adaptive exercise and nutrition community classes offered to people with disabilities and developing a marketing campaign which promotes the achievement of 150 minutes of physical activity per week and consumption of a balanced diet low in saturated and trans fatty acids and added/refined sugars.

    Project HEALTH is partnering with local community centers to host classes and volunteers from various backgrounds to lend their expertise in health, fitness, and wellness. Sports 4 All would like to thank the Tennessee Department of Health for their continued support of Project HEALTH.

2012 Events


Sports 4 All was the spotlight charity for the Make a Difference program at 102.9
The Buzz and 102.5 The Game, Sunday, January 8, 2012.
Click here to listen to the interview.
2011 Events
Thank you to our sponsors

Able Youth, Sports 4 All and Technology Access Center hosted the 6th annual Walk & Roll, Healthy Halloween, Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN. The event was a great success for all three organization, and all are looking forward to next years Walk & Roll.

Grant from the Predator Foundation
Sports 4 All has received a technology grant from the Predators Foundation. The grant funds will purchase a new MacBook for the organization. The new computer will aid us in our presentations for conferences, community fairs and board meetings. We would like to thank the Predators Foundation for all the support they have given us over the past few years through grants and the Give and Go Program. THANK YOU!

3rd Annual Field Day
Sports 4 All would like to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Kappa Sigma fraternity for another successful Field Day. This year we had over 70 participants attend. This years activities included kick ball, potato sack races, water balloon toss, corn-hole, 3-legged races, tug-of-war, face painting and a visit from Pinkberry frozen yogurt.
SFA Receives a Grant from Baptist Healing Trust
SFA receives funding from Baptist Healing Trust for 2011. The funds support the expansion of Project HEALTH. We would like to thank BHT for the continued support of our programs. Click here for more information about Baptist Healing Trust.
Sports 4 All has received a grant for Project HEALTH from the Predators Foundation

Sports 4 All has received a grant for Project HEALTH from the Predators Foundation. The grant will help fund scholarships so that more individuals can participate in the program. We would like to thank the Predators Foundation for all the support they have given us over the past few years through grants and the Give and Go Program. THANK YOU!
The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities Supports Sports 4 All
The Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities granted funds to SFA for a development and sustainability plan for the statewide expansion of Project HEALTH by 2011. We would like to thank the Council for there generous support and belief of such a worthy program. Click here for more information about the Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Sports 4 All is a proud partner of CoolPeopleCare. Visit the link and sign up for 5 minutes of caring. CoolPeopleCare is aiming to be THE online destination for anyone who wants to make a difference.

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2010 Events

Project HEALTH was featured on page 18 of the summer edition of Around the State, a publication of Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association. The article was written by Waverly Ann Harris-Christopher, Sports 4 All's Program and Development Manager. In the article Waverly talks about the impact Project HEALTH has on the individuals we serve. Click here to read the entire article.

2nd Annual Field Day
SFA would like to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Sigma and Vanderbilt University for hosting our 2nd Annual Field Day. We had over 100 participants from eight different counties participate this year. Field Day events included: Tug-of-War, Water Balloon Relays, Sack Races, 3-Legged Races, Face Painting and Sunglasses Decoration, Kick-Ball, and Red Rover. Kappa Kappa Gamma also provided healthy snacks and water to everyone there.

Hands On Nashville and Nike partner to "Back Our Block"
Hands On Nashville partnered with SFA for the Nike Back Your Block Grant. The funds are providing equipment to the athletes attending the Special Olympics National Games in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Thank you for all your support.
Congratulations and good luck to all the athletes!

SFA Receives a Grant from Baptist Healing Trust
SFA received funding from Baptist Healing Trust for 2010. The funds support the expansion of Project HEALTH. We would like to thank BHT for the continued support of our programs. Click here for more information about Baptist Healing Trust.

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2009 Events

crown_tents_awningSFA would like to thank Crown Tent & Awning THANK YOU!!
Crown Tent & Awning has graciously donated the 20x30 ft. tent for the Sport Support Tent Event. They have been serving Nashville since 1923. Check out their Web site for all your tent and lighting rental needs Crown Tent & Awning

Sport Support Equipment Event
Sports 4 All's first Sport Support Equipment Event was Saturday, July 11, 2009 from 9 am - 4 pm. This event was an opportunity for the community to purchase some equipment and support SFA. Proceeds from the equipment event benefited SFA's programs and mission. We would like to thank all those that braved the weather to help support such a worthy cause! Your purchases and donations raised over $700.00!

Team SFA completes 13.1 miles
Team SFA completed 13.1 miles in the Country Music Half Marathon, Saturday April 25, 2009. The marathon serves as one of SFA's annual fundraisers. We were able to raise $1500.00 in sponsorships and donations. Thank you to A.O. Smith for their generous donation of $250.00, which qualifies them as a Finishing Sponsor. GO TEAM SFA!

Sports 4 All, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Sigma Field Day 2009
Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Kappa Sigma fraternity hosted SFA's first ever Field Day. The event took place March 20, 2009 at Vanderbilt University and about 100 people attended including staff, participants and volunteers. Field Day games included bean bag tosses, 3-legged races, field hockey, soccer kicks, softball throws, potato sack races, a water bucket relay, fun with hula hoops, and even Gnash from the Nashville Predators stopped by to pay a visit and play some field hockey with the participants! Thanks Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Sigma and the Predators for the great day! Everyone had a wonderful time!

SFA Receives a Grant from Baptist Healing Trust
SFA received funding from Baptist Healing Trust for 2009. The funds support the expansion of Project HEALTH. We would like to thank BHT for the continued support of our programs. Click here for more information about Baptist Healing Trust.

Sports 4 All granted a 9 foot adjustable basketball goal to Harris Hillman Special Education School in Nashville! We are proud to support our non-profit partners in order to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities!

SFA/Nashville Predators Equipment Drive 2009
SFA and Nashville Predators Hockey Equipment Drive

Sports 4 All was chosen as one of the Nashville Predators featured charities. They partnered with SFA to sponsor an equipment drive at the January 10th game. The event was a great success. S4A received six Rubbermaid bins full of donated equipment and over $700.00 in cash donations. SFA would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Nashville Predators for their support and hospitality. We would also like to thank all the volunteers and the hockey team from Pope Saint John Paul II school. This equipment drive exposed S4A and our mission to so many people in the Nashville community. THANK YOU to everyone that donated equipment and money. Your donations will help individuals with disabilities get out and be active.

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2007-2008 Events

Sports 4 All was a 2007-2008 FEATURED CHARITY for the Predators Foundation allowing us to better serve OUR community! Sports 4 All was awarded a grant for equipment and infrastructure. Visit our featured charity page on the Predators site here!

Sports 4 All came up with an ingenious way to raise money. They are asking for your used wine corks. They are gathering corks from local restaurants, individuals and now retailers, sorting them, and then they sell them to artists all over the country and beyond. "There is an artist in California who has a large standing order we can't fill at the moment", Sara Koppelman, Program Manager told me recently. Sports 4 All raises money and solicits sporting equipment and provides equipment and recreational opportunities for disabled persons of all ages.

Spotlight on Amateur Athletes
During the month of August 2008, the following e-commerce stores donated 10% of their sales to Sports 4 All! Thank you to Tracy Janik and the stores she owns for donating. Be sure to visit these terrific stores with these links to experience stylish pieces with excellent customer service! You can read about eBay Giving Works, Tracy and her fabulous staff here. Thank you Tracy and staff! here

In 2008, the Belmont University Women's Basketball Team donated their jerseys and gear to Sports 4 All! Thank you!

Sports 4 All was awarded a grant from Baptist Healing Trust for Project HEALTH Pilot Program

Sports 4 All's Project HEALTH (Helping Every American Learn To be Healthy) is a visiting recreation program for children and individuals with disabilities attending day service facilities in Middle Tennessee. The major objective of Project HEALTH is to increase physical activity, promote a healthier lifestyle, and increase cognitive/social awareness of people with disabilities by providing fun, safe exercises and rhythm, learning, and social games through T.R.A.P. (The Rhythmic Arts Project), which is therapeutic drumming.
Click here to learn more about Baptist Healing trust

In 2008, the Mapco Benevolence Committee Recently Awarded Sports 4 All a grant.

Thank you to April Richards and the Grand Ole Opry for capturing Jimmy Dickens, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Bill Anderson and Rodney Atkins signatures on a Gibson Epiphone Special Ebony II guitar! Visit the Grand Ole Opry for ticket and show info!

Thank you Dell, Inc. and Team Winsett! Team Winsett from Dell, Inc. recently held a sports equipment drive for Sports 4 All ! Sports 4 All was also awarded a 2008 technology grant from the Dell Foundation. It is companies like Dell and Team Winsett that Sports 4 All depend on to fulfill our mission. Thank You!

Thank you to the Mike Sicari and the Charlotte Pike Target store in Nashville for a generous contribution to Sports 4 All!


wildoatsSports 4 All has been chosen to participate in the Wooden Nickel Program at the Cool Springs Wild Oats in Franklin, Tennessee! (July - December, 2007) This is a unique way to support SFA while boosting recycling efforts in the community. Bring your own shopping bags to the Cool Springs store (canvas, plastic or paper) and get one wooden nickel per bag at check out. On your way out, deposit the nickels into Sports 4 All's Wooden Nickel Bank! It's the easiest way to recycle while supporting Sports 4 All!


Thank you to Academy Sports in Madison for your recent donation!



The Sports 4 All was awarded a grant from the Nashville Predators Foundation for the purchase of sports equipment.




In 2007, Sports 4 All Granted 2 Professional Bocce Ball Sets and pressure treated wood for 2 Bocce Courts to Pope John Paul II High School. They will be used for students in Special Education and the Hand in Hand program to practice for Special Olympics.


Sports 4 All is proud to partner and grant equipment to enable Goodwill Industries to train and employ people with disabilities in Middle Tennessee.

Sports 4 All granted funds to Saddle Up! a therapeutic riding facility for children and youth with disabilities in Franklin, TN. The funds will go toward new saddles for Saddle UP!

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Sports 4 All provided tricycles, a treadmill and a tennis racquet to Waves, Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee. Waves, Inc Mission is to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential.


youthSports 4 All is proud to partner with A.B.L.E Youth (Athletes Building Life Experiences) in promoting the abilities of athletes with disabilities.





Thank You To Our 2007 1/2 Marathon Sponsors!



dellThank you to Dell Computers in Nashville and Lebanon TN for inviting Sports 4 All to participate in Employee Community Involvement Week, 7/16 - 21, 2007. We had a terrific time!

Congratulations to Tommy Powell who received the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award from SFA!
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