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

58,424

Competitions

515

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

#LightTheTorch

Your support helps local Special Olympics athletes and helps you save on your favorite P&G brands while shopping at Publix, from January 7-18, 2021.

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!

"Call To Action" Initiative

Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Cameron Brate surprises one of our athletes.

Kicking off the Torch Icon Campaign at Publix

Athlete Caleb Prewitt and his mom Karen helped spread the word.

An Extraordinary Year

A year-end message from Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock.

2020 Annual Leadership Awards

Celebrating those who inspire us and embody the spirit of Special Olympics.

NFL Shows Their Support for Special Olympics

The NFL celebrated its fourth annual "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign during Week 14 of the NFL season.

The Sports Illustrated Awards

The accolades keep piling up for Special Olympics Florida triathlete Chris Nikic.