Special Olympics Florida


Building Unified Communities

By playing and leading together, we are creating an inclusive and welcoming world for all! Be part of a powerful new generation that celebrates ALL abilities -- in sports, in schools, in health!


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!


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.

Polar Plunge

Take the plunge and be a part of the coolest events of the year! Join the fun, help raise funds and win prizes.

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!


Stay In Touch

News, updates and stories!

Light The Torch

Special Olympics Florida is joining forces with Publix Super Markets to raise funds for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities through the Torch Icon Campaign.

A Remarkable Year

A year-end message from Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock.

NFL Shows Their Support

The NFL celebrated its fifth annual "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign during Week 13 of the NFL season.

Playing Golf Builds Self-Esteem

Osceola County athlete Michael Ladieu says, "Special Olympics surrounds me with people who support me, work with me, and treat me with compassion and respect."

A Movement of Community Resilience

Special Olympics Florida will be a beneficiary of this year’s Great Charity Challenge.

New Sponsor Steps Up for Inclusion

We are thrilled to announce that Alert Florida Today is an official sponsor of the Tallahassee Race for Inclusion.