Special Olympics Florida

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

Go Coach!

Coaches are superstars who help our athletes learn, grow and improve. Help us build our next generation of volunteer coaches. We'd love to add you to our roster.

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

88,960

Volunteers

45,225

Athletes

70,870

Competitions

213

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

Join the Inclusion Revolution

It's a celebration that culminates with a series of race events across Florida via running, swimming, or golfing. 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.

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!

Vote today to make coach the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year!

Jessica Hontz has been selected as the 2024 Orlando Magic Jr. NBA Scholastic Coach of the Year!  Now let's help her be a national winner too.

An Inspiring Kickoff to Race for Inclusion

Our Race for Inclusion Miami is off to a great start following a terrific kickoff event hosted by Truluck’s Miami, one of South Florida’s most celebrated restaurants.

Triathletes Compete on the World Stage

Let’s hear it for the incredible Special Olympics Florida athletes who competed recently at an international triathlon in Slovakia!

2024 State Summer Games

Congratulations to the athletes and Unified partners who competed recently in the 2024 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. The annual event drew more than 2,300 participants and featured seven sports at two world-class venues.

Special Olympics Florida and Orlando Health Announce Five-Year Partnership

Special Olympics Florida has announced a new, five-year agreement with Orlando Health, continuing a partnership that first began in 2019. The organization has been a dedicated supporter of our athletes, and we are thrilled it has chosen to continue this remarkable partnership.

Orlando Magazine’s Women of the Year

Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock has been selected as one of the award winners for 2024! The award honors women making a positive impact on their communities, recognizing local civic leaders, volunteers, executives, and others.