Special Olympics Florida

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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

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.

Participants

83,383

Volunteers

38,721

Athletes

58,466

Competitions

515

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

New Plate Now Available

Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate is a great way to show your support of our mission.

2021 Theme: Connection

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

Virtual Programs and Resources

We have many on-going online programs to keep us all active and healthy.

Learn more about your local program!

 

Stay In Touch



News, updates and stories!

Brave in the Attempt, Episode 2

The latest edition of our Special Olympics Florida podcast has just been released.

track star shows he can ‘do anything anybody else can do’

Being born with spina bifida, Homestead High senior Syrus Dawkins never let his condition keep him from enjoying the thrill of racing on a track.

One Year Countdown

Special Olympics Florida and Special Olympics USA Games staged a series of events around the state to tell athletes they were headed to the Games.

Special Olympics Florida earns coveted 4-star rating for eighth year in a row

Recognized for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability by Charity Navigator, Special Olympics Florida ranks in top 6% of charitable organizations rated nationwide.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Treats Athlete to Resort Getaway

Special Olympics Florida athlete Roan Luallen and his family got the royal treatment before the recent State Tennis Championships. 

Special Olympics College Club at UF Named National Champions

Competing against colleges and universities from across the country, the Gators took home the top prize