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!

 

Stay In Touch



News, updates and stories!

Leading Flag Football Organization Lends its Support

The Flag Football World Championship Tour has sanctioned our 2021 Sunshine Bowl, providing a high-profile endorsement from a recognized leader in the world of flag football.

Special Olympics leads the fight for inclusion

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, USA Today published a long piece on her fight to create a more inclusive and accepting world.  Eunice, the founder of Special Olympics, was inspired by her sister Rosemary, who had intellectual disabilities.

Training Day with the Tampa Bay Bucs

The Super Bowl champions hosted their annual Community Impact Day, welcoming Special Olympics Florida athletes and other nonprofit groups to their training camp.

Short Film Winner

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Grace Cowan, a rising sophomore at The First Academy in Orlando.