Category Archives: FTEA News

Distinguished Organization Award

Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes received the Distinguished Organization Award from the City of Torrance at the 60th Annual Recreation Commission Awards Ceremony.   It was held at the Doubletree Hotel  in Torrance, California.

Mayor Furey and Parks and Rec Commissioner Ed Candioty are shown  presenting the award to the FTEA board. Board member Morrie Rice.  Marcy Good, one of our Board members, is shown chatting with other board members.

The selfie pic  features  newly elected FTEA President Angie Bugg and her Son Eric who is also a board member and the first special needs athlete elected to the board earlier this year. They are pictured with Torrance Mayor Pat Furey and his wife, with Torrance Special Needs Sports Program Coordinator Phil Duthie in the background.


Kiwanis 2017 Community Program Award

On June 15th, 2017 Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes was honored by Torrance Kiwanis International with a special community service award.

This wonderful community service award was presented to FTEA, by the honorable Mayor Furey and the honorable Kiwanis President Milton Herring. Receiving the award on behalf of Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes was FTEA President Morrie Rice.

Morrie Rice receiving Kiwanis Community Award from Mayor Furey and President Milton Herring
FTEA President Morrie Rice speaking at Kiwanis Celebration of Community Program
Marcia Good & Kiwanis Club President Hon. Milton Herring

Donate to FTEA online, via Paypal!


Make your donations to FTEA online!

It has never been easier, faster, or more convenient to make a donation to Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes Inc. FTEA is now able to accept donations via Paypal. How easy is it?
Just click on the Donate button, and you will be taken to a secure offsite Paypal donation form where you can quickly make a donation via your Paypal account if you have one, or by using any major credit card. You may choose to sign up for a Paypal account if you choose to do so, but it is not required.

Donate today!

Remember that your donations to FTEA are tax deductible,
Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes Inc.,
is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

Post originally published on May 13, 2014, revised on June 23, 2017

Designate an Athlete using PayPal Donation

So you want to make a donation and designate your donation for your special Athlete participating in this year’s FunWalk?

Here is how you do that.  First of all click on the donate button.  That will take you to the secure Paypal,  donation form.   Which looks like the image below,  if you are a regular user of Paypal your screen may look different with your Paypal login name as a  option.

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Though you may choose to do so, you are not required to be signed-up with Paypal.  If you do not have a Paypal account you may pay with any major credit card.  No Paypal account, no problem just fill in your donation amount and your credit card information.

Then after you have filled in your donation amount and your payment method, click on the continue button which says something to the effect of  ‘Review your Donation and Continue’.  That will take you to a screen that looks like the image below where you have a chance to review your donation amount and to ‘ Designate an Athlete’ on your donation form.


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When you look at the review donation form, on Paypal screen, you will see the link shown below, ie  Designated Athlete, or None.

Click on that  link or the blue-plus link to open a small text box.


We ask that you write in the name of the  Athlete that you want to designate  for the  FunWalk, or that you  write in None,  if the donation is a general donation.

It is very important that you Designate the Athlete of your choice BEFORE you click  on the Donate  Now button.

Once you click on that Donate Now button, you cannot go back, as the transaction is processed at that time.

Please note that ‘Delegating an Athlete’ is for the purpose of an Athlete receiving credit for the Donation in our annual FunWalk, as prizes will be awarded to the Athletes that collect the most donations.  All funds collected are used for Special Needs Sports Programs supported by FTEA.

Thank you so much for your support of Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes Inc.

Post originally published on May 16, 2014, revised on June 23, 2017