Special Olympics Florida

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

Thank you to our Partner

Jersey Mike's Subs is supporting Special Olympics Florida during their Month of Giving campaign. So be sure to visit their stores, grab a sub, and make a donation! And on March 29, they will donate 100% of all sales to support our mission!


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.









Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!


Guardians of the Flame

More than 300 law enforcement agencies will be carrying the torch through 67 counties. The intrastate torch relay starts on March 27 and will culminate at the Opening Ceremony of our State Summer Games in May when they bring the Flame of Hope™ into the stadium.

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!

Join the Inclusion Revolution

It's a celebration that culminates with a series of race events across Florida via running, swimming, golfing, or paddling. The time is now to help us build a world of inclusion and acceptance.

Learn more about your local program!


Stay In Touch

News, updates and stories!

Athletes Take on Caribbean Open Water Swim

Two Special Olympics Florida athletes and a Unified partner took part in the annual Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim, a 4.1 kilometer open-water swim in the Caribbean.

Polar Plunge Tampa Bay

The Adventure Island Plunge drew hundreds of plungers eager to get Freezin’ for a Reason.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Duval County athlete Bryce Montgomery visited News4Jax for an in-studio interview.

Celebrating the MacDonald Training Center

We congratulate the MacDonald Training Center in Tampa on its 70th anniversary of providing much-needed services to people with intellectual and other disabilities.  

UCF Police and Dunkin’ Team Up

As part of a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Florida, officers with the University of Central Florida Police Department delivered donuts to UCF students, faculty and staff.


On our annual awareness day, students pledged to create communities of inclusion –- where all people are treated with the respect and compassion that everyone deserves.