Special Olympics Florida

More than 500 athletes and Unified partners competed in 19 sports at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games!

Polar Plunge 2023

Have you heard about the coolest event in Orlando? Get ready to brrrr-ave the cold and make a big splash for inclusion. Recruit your friends and family to join you and register today!

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

66,205

Volunteers

24,688

Athletes

55,340

Competitions

270

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

Polar Plunge 2023

Take the plunge and be a part of the coolest events of the year! Join the fun, help raise funds and win prizes.

Support Our Mission

Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate is a great way to show your support and be part of the inclusion revolution.

Need assistance in receiving a sports physical?

For current or prospective Special Olympics Florida athletes, who are in need of assistance in obtaining a sports physical — a requirement for participation in our program — we can help!

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

Remembering Harvey L. Massey

We mourn the passing of Philanthropist & Entrepreneur Harvey Massey and extends condolences to his family.

Meet the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

We recognize and celebrate the champions who have dedicated themselves to building a world of inclusion and acceptance.

Special Olympics Florida Athletes Headed to the World Games

The Special Olympics World Games are coming, and Special Olympics Florida athletes will be there!

Lighting the Torch at Publix

The annual Torch Icon Campaign kicked off this week at Publix Super Markets all across Florida and runs through January 22.


Tallahassee Media Profiles Hall of Fame Members

WCTV (CBS) and WTXL (ABC) spoke with Robert Jackson and Melba Jacobs, describing their long history with Special Olympics Florida.

Tampa Magazine Spotlights Athlete of the Year Mary Frances Smith

Learn about what motivates Mary Frances and how she’s making her community a better place to live.