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

New Plate Available in April

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

Launching a new Special Olympics Florida podcast.

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, but at Special Olympics Florida, we recognize the importance of volunteers every day of the year!

ESPN Releases SC Featured Film Following Chris Nikic

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, the short film features his journey to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete a full IRONMAN Triathlon.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

CBS 10 Tampa Bay spoke with Special Olympics Florida athlete Mary Frances from Hillsborough County.

Special Olympics Athlete Receives Encouraging Words from Professional Golfer

Kenyatta Johnson had no trouble recognizing Rickie Fowler when he surprised the woman he called his “fellow Olympian” with a video message.

Unified Partner Speaks About Race for Inclusion

Unified partner Logan Alvarez appeared on NBC 6 in South Florida to promote our new campaign.