Special Olympics Florida

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

Thank you to our Partner

Jersey Mikes Subs is supporting Special Olympics Florida during their Month of Giving campaign. So be sure to visit their stores, grab a sub, and make a donation!


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!


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.

Guardians of the Flame

More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be carrying the torch through 67 counties. The intrastate torch relay starts on March 27 and will culminate at the Opening Ceremony of our State Summer Games in May when they bring the Flame of Hope™ into the stadium.

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!


Stay In Touch

News, updates and stories!

Celebrating the MacDonald Training Center

We congratulate the MacDonald Training Center in Tampa on its 70th anniversary of providing much-needed services to people with intellectual and other disabilities.  

UCF Police and Dunkin’ Team Up

As part of a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Florida, officers with the University of Central Florida Police Department delivered donuts to UCF students, faculty and staff.


On our annual awareness day, students pledged to create communities of inclusion –- where all people are treated with the respect and compassion that everyone deserves.

Inclusive Leadership Training

More than 100 student leaders and faculty members participated in our South Florida Youth Summit at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

A VIP Experience

Orlando Health, the PGA TOUR, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational teamed up to create a VIP experience for Special Olympics Florida athlete Michael Ladieu.

Amazin’ Mets Create Amazin’ Day for Athletes

The Mets Spring Training clinic gave our athletes a chance to work on their game, mingle with Mets players, collect some autographs and grab a few photos.