Special Olympics Florida

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

April is National Volunteer Month

Volunteers power everything behind our mission. They share their talents and dedicate themselves to helping our athletes lead richer, fuller lives. If you are not yet part of our volunteer family, there is a spot that is just right for you.


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!


Guardians of the Flame

More than 300 law enforcement agencies are carrying the torch on a 1,500-mile trip through 67 counties starting March 22. The intrastate torch relay will culminate at the Opening Ceremony of our Special Olympics Florida State 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!

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.

Learn more about your local program!


Stay In Touch

News, updates and stories!

St. Lucie Mets help Inclusion Revolution thrive

Our longtime partnership with the St. Lucie Mets has given rise to an annual clinic attended by Mets big-leaguers and coaches along with our athletes...with the purpose of coming together not only for the beauty of the game of baseball, but to mutually change lives for the better.

Palm Beach County Honors a Champion of the Special Olympics Movement

Rich Fleming has been inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. Rich was honored in late March for three decades of work to give people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of sports.

Athlete Gets Tips from Tour Pro

Leon County athlete Ian Kelley recently had the opportunity to meet PGA TOUR golfer Harris English.

Miami Marlins Pitcher encourages others to Go Coach

Jesús Luzardo has lent his voice to our "Go Coach" campaign, encouraging others to support Special Olympics athletes as volunteer coaches in one of the 25-plus sports we offer throughout our state.

Broward High Rollers Win in Las Vegas

Congratulations to the Broward County Unified Bowling Team, which recently competed at the 32nd annual Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Championship in Las Vegas.   

Spread the Word 2024

Schools across Florida took action to create environments where all people are respected and treated with dignity. Since its creation more than a decade ago, Spread the Word Day has grown into a global movement promoting inclusion and working to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities.