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Team Florida Shined As One

More than 500 athletes and Unified partners competed in 19 sports at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games on Jun 6-11. Thank you for supporting these outstanding participants, their coaches, and volunteers!

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

83,383

Volunteers

38,721

Athletes

58,466

Competitions

515

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.

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

July Campaign: Round Up for Charity

Talk of the Town Restaurant Group is one of our long-time sponsors, supporting annual fundraising campaigns to improve the lives of our athletes and their families, like the Round Up for Charity campaign happening during July.

Camp Shriver Debuts in Collier County

Created by Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the 1960s, Camp Shriver is an inclusive camp that brings together young people with and without disabilities who participate in camp activities alongside one another. 

A Special Recognition

Orlando’s WESH 2 featured Special Olympics Florida athletes being celebrated at Promenade at Sunset Walk for a special recognition event.

Making History and Memories at USA Games

Special Olympics Florida athletes showed a national audience that they can compete with the best athletes in the U.S. and from across the Caribbean.  Way to go Team Florida!

Corporate Sponsorship

Holiday Inn Club Vacations hosted Leon County athlete Ian Kelley and his family at its flagship resort ahead of USA Games.

Spotlight on Central Florida Athletes

Orlando Sentinel is featuring a few of our Team Florida athletes heading to USA Games.