Special Olympics Florida

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

July is Disability Pride Month

We celebrate the strength and achievements of people with all types of disabilities, while promoting inclusion and equality for everyone.

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

70,870

Competitions

213

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

Join the Inclusion Revolution

It's a celebration that culminates with a series of race events across Florida via running, swimming, or golfing. 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.

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!

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

DentaQuest Brightens Smiles at State Summer Games

We are incredibly grateful to the dozens of dental volunteers who take such great care of our athletes.  DentaQuest, a statewide Supporting Sponsor, provided hygienists and dentists at Special Smiles screenings.



Publix Bowl-A-Thon Strikes it Big

From April through June, thousands of Publix associates take part in more than 50 bowling events to support our athletes.

Race for Inclusion Speaker Series Tackles Healthcare Challenges

Special Olympics Florida and Orlando Health hosted the first in a series of panel discussions focusing on the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Celebrating Disability Pride Month

The observance commemorates the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act – the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, and access to services. We look forward to highlighting stories of some of our remarkable athletes during the month of July

July Campaign: Round Up for Charity

Talk of the Town Restaurant Group is one of our long-time sponsors, supporting annual fundraising campaigns to improve the lives of our athletes and their families, like the Round Up for Charity campaign happening during July.



The Gift of Golf

THE PLAYERS Championship awarded Special Olympics Florida’s Northeast Region 24 sets of golf clubs for local athletes.