Special Olympics Florida

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

Building Unified and Inclusive Communities

Celebrating a community where everyone has the lifelong opportunity to develop physically, socially, and emotionally through sports, wellness and leadership training.

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

66,205

Volunteers

24,688

Athletes

55,340

Competitions

270

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.

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News, updates and stories!

Unified Champion Schools Earn National Honor

Let’s hear it for the 13 Florida schools that have been designated Special Olympics National Banner Unified Champion Schools for 2022-2023!

Fun to Spare at State Bowling

More than 700 athletes and Unified partners took on the lanes at Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando.

Inter Miami Unified Team Douses Chicago Fire

Congratulations to the 2022 Inter Miami Special Olympics Unified Team on its thrilling 6-4 win over the Chicago Fire FC Special Olympics Unified Team!

Hangin’ 10 at State Surfing Competition

Almost 90 athletes from around Florida took to the water, carving through the waves with swagger and skill.

State Stand Up Paddle Competition

More than 140 athletes from across Florida turned out for the event at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.

Soccer Players Shine at MLS All-Star Week

Special Olympics Florida athlete Cesar Aponte and Unified partner Kevin Reynolds represented Special Olympics Florida and Orlando City Soccer in the Unified Sports All-Star Game at Major League Soccer’s All-Star Week.