Special Olympics Florida

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

Go Coach!

Coaches are superstars who help our athletes learn, grow and improve. Help us build our next generation of volunteer coaches. We'd love to add you to our roster.

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

88,960

Volunteers

45,225

Athletes

69,453

Competitions

213

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

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.

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!

Going All In(clusive)

Our global Spread The Word campaign recognizes the need to build connections and ensure that everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

Learn more about your local program!

 

Stay In Touch



News, updates and stories!

Northwest Region Athletes in the News

Special Olympics Florida athletes Shane Patty and Stacy Barnes are crushing it and being recognized for their achievements!

Honoring Black Community Leaders

Flagler County athlete Josh Rosa is inspired by his pastor, John Galloway.


Keeping Athletes Healthy

As part of our Healthy Athletes initiative, we will be adding our free health screenings at Unified Champion Schools. With more than 470 Unified Champion Schools throughout Florida, this is a great opportunity to expand our reach and help our athletes lead healthier lives! 

GO COACH!

Coaches are superstars who help our athletes learn, grow and improve. Help us build our next generation of volunteer coaches.

Recognizing Black Leaders

Columbia County athlete Travis Ford is inspired by Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

Riding to Support Special Olympics Florida Athletes

Special Olympics Florida was one of 30 nonprofits competing in the 2024 Great Charity Challenge sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Thanks to the talents of Team Sponge Bob Square Pants, Special Olympics Florida received $17,500!