Special Olympics Florida

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

Become a coach today!

Coaches make the work of Special Olympics Florida possible, building powerful connections with athletes that extend beyond the playing field. No previous experience required. We provide the necessary training and will be with you along the way.


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.









Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!


Drive Awareness to 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!

Join the Inclusion Revolution

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

Learn more about your local program!


Stay In Touch

News, updates and stories!

Swim for Inclusion 2023

Swimmers from across the state turned out recently for the Swim for Inclusion at Lake Cane in Orlando. 

Swing Into Topgolf’s Giving Season

You can support Special Olympics Florida when you make a reservation at Topgolf through October 31.

Racing for Inclusion

Hundreds of participants from across the state turned out to support our athletes and raise funds for our mission at races in Jacksonville, Key West and Pensacola.

Running with the USF Bulls

A huge thanks to the University of South Florida and the USF football team for hosting our athletes at a recent USF Victory Day. 

2023 State Stand Up Paddle

More than 150 athletes traveled to Nathan Benderson Park for a great day of competition, featuring short and long-distance races in both individual and relay formats.

Hanging Out with the Pros

The Tampa Bay Bucs and Miami Dolphins recently invited Special Olympics Florida athletes to preseason training camps.