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Team Florida Goes for the Gold

More than 500 athletes and Unified partners will be competing in 19 sports at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June. Join us in supporting these outstanding participants, their coaches, and volunteers!

Athletes

Athletes are the heart of our movement. We offer year-round sports training and competition for all abilities and at no cost to the athlete or their families!

Making a difference in Florida

It takes all of us to create a world of inclusion — athletes, volunteers, families, sponsors, coaches, the general public — who are willing to open our minds and hearts and provide new opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Participation

83,383

Volunteers

38,721

Athletes

58,466

Competitions

515

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

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Together We Celebrate!

Over the last 50 years, we have improved the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and created communities of inclusion and acceptance. Throughout 2022, we will celebrate the people who have made the mission of Special Olympics possible in Florida.

Join the Inclusion Revolution

It's a celebration that culminates with a series of race events across Florida via running, swimming, cycling, or paddling. The time is now to help us build a world of inclusion and acceptance.

Need assistance in receiving a sports physical?

If you are in the Central Florida area, we invite you to request an appointment through our Central Florida Health Home partner, Orlando Health.

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

Ready? OK!

WESH 2 in Orlando recently featured Lindsay Ximanies as she prepares to compete in the upcoming Special Olympics USA Games with her cheer team.

Johnny Robinson Competes Overseas

Pinellas County athlete was one of only five competitors from the United States to compete in the Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games.

2022 State Summer Games

More than 1,400 athletes and 375 Unified partners from across the state competed in athletics, bocce, cheerleading, cycling, soccer, softball throw, and volleyball.

2022 Inter Miami CF Special Olympics Unified Team

A huge thanks to MLS franchise Inter Miami CF for once again showing its commitment to the athletes of Special Olympics Florida.

Go Gators!

Once again, the Special Olympics College Club at the University of Florida has been named National Champion of the Special Olympics Virtual College Rivalry Championship, presented by ESPN.

4th Annual Sunshine Bowl

Dozens of flag football teams from across the state came together at Raymond James Stadium to compete in this annual event to raise money for Special Olympics Florida.