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

58,466

Competitions

515

Number of lives changed?  Every one of them!

Features

New Plate Now Available

Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate is a great way to show your support of our mission.

Need assistance in receiving a sports physical?

If you are in the Central Florida area, we invite you to request an appointment through our Central Florida Health Home partner, Orlando Health.

Virtual Programs and Resources

We have many on-going online programs to keep us all active and healthy.

Learn more about your local program!

 

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News, updates and stories!

Chris Nikic Completes Boston Marathon

He continues to show the world that athletes with intellectual disabilities can do remarkable things, if they’re just given the chance.

A Great Day at Sunshine Bowl

This year’s event featured a flag football tournament, Punt, Pass & Kick contest, a cheer clinic and the Jack in the Club blackjack tournament.

How Special Olympics tackles emotional well-being worldwide

With the isolation and anxiety of a global COVID pandemic, Special Olympics has been working harder than ever to ensure the emotional well-being of its athletes.

Swim for Inclusion

Special Olympics Florida swim coach Lucky Meisenheimer hosted the fundraising event that was part of our Race for Inclusion campaign.

Miami Marlins pitcher goes to bat for inclusion

Anthony Bass, our first Champion Ambassador, recorded a 45-second promo urging viewers to become part of the Inclusion Revolution.

Brave in the Attempt, Episode 4

The latest edition of our podcast features Broward County athlete and stand up paddleboard champ Layla Crehan.