Special Olympics Florida

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

Building Unified and Inclusive Communities

Celebrating a community where everyone has the lifelong opportunity to develop physically, socially, and emotionally through sports, wellness and leadership training.

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!

Features

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.

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.

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

USA Today High School Sports Awards Announced

And...Athlete Kamari Graham, a sophomore from Homestead Senior High School is this year's recipient of the Special Olympics Athlete of the Year award.


Tune In to our TV Show

Our latest episode will be airing on Bally Sports Sun through February 2023.

Fruit and Veggie Battle: A Tasty Lesson in Nutrition

Our athletes have been taking part in the Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Battle on our Special Olympics Florida Fit and Well Facebook group.

Happy Camp Shriver Day, Miami!

For more than 15 years, this incredible, inclusive camp has been offered to campers thanks to the longstanding support of the First Tee Miami-Dade Amateur Golf Association and the City of Miami.

Special Olympics athlete to be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame

Chris Nikic has added another award to his ever-growing list of honors.  He joins 11 other iconic sports figures making up the Hall’s Class of 2022.

Florida Players Set to Represent USA at the Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022

Special Olympics Florida is proud to announce that two athletes and a Unified partner will be part of the Special Olympics USA male Unified soccer team at the Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022, being held July 31 – August 6 in Detroit, Michigan.