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

66,205

Volunteers

24,688

Athletes

55,340

Competitions

270

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.

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News, updates and stories!

Race for Inclusion: Gainesville

More than 600 participants and 52 teams came to the University of Florida to support the athletes of Special Olympics Florida and help build communities where all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Special Olympics Florida Invitational at Walt Disney World

Undaunted by a tropical storm, some 500 participants turned out in early November for the Special Olympics Florida Invitational at Walt Disney World.

Race for Inclusion: Tallahassee

Nearly 120 runners and walkers turned out for the second annual race held at FSU.

50th Anniversary Gala

The event honored 50 years of working to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and celebrated our supporters, volunteers, corporate partners, athletes, and our newest Leadership Award winners.

Race for Inclusion: Orlando

More than 200 runners and walkers turned out for the second annual Orlando Race for Inclusion at Sunset Walk Orlando.

Triathlete Competes in IRONMAN World Championship

Chris Nikic has made history again by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete the IRONMAN® World Championship in Hawaii, with a time of 16 hours and 31 minutes.