Special Olympics Florida

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

Become a coach today!

Coaches make the work of Special Olympics Florida possible, building powerful connections with athletes that extend beyond the playing field. No previous experience required. We provide the necessary training and will be with you along the way.


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!


Drive Awareness to our Mission

Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate is a great way to show your support and be part of the inclusion revolution.

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, golfing, or paddling. 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!

“Yeah, I am Special”

Special Olympics Florida athlete Joshua Olds is one of the faces of a new Special Olympics national campaign designed to reclaim and redefine what it means to be special. 

State Fall Classic

More than 1,500 athletes and Unified partners from across Florida turned out for two days of competition at the ESPN Wide World of Complex. They participated in six different sports, including cornhole, flag football, gymnastics, pickleball, powerlifting, softball.

Hall of Fame Class 2023

We are proud to announce the newest members of the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame. The 2023 inductees truly embody the best of the Special Olympics movement.

Celebrating Inclusion at the Champions Gala

Special Olympics Florida honored the athletes, volunteers, and partners who make its work possible at a spectacular gala featuring music, dancing, fellowship, and fireworks. The Champions Gala, presented by Publix, was held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Annual Leadership Award Winners

Special Olympics Florida is thrilled to announce the winners of its annual Leadership Awards which honor service to the Special Olympics movement.

Racing for Inclusion in Orlando

Nearly 500 participants came out to support the third annual race event.  A huge thanks to our host, the Promenade at Sunset Walk, and to our partners – Publix, Accenture, NDM Hospitality, Orlando Health, and Talk of the Town Restaurant Group.