Special Olympics is a worldwide movement where one can act locally,
but make a global impact.
With over 103,500 competitions around the
world each year — with training taking place every day, with family
leaders, athlete leaders and volunteers extending our message every day —
Special Olympics is NOT an event. We are a movement,
inviting the world not just to attend Games but to think, feel, and act
differently about everything – to come help create a world of acceptance
and inclusion for all.
And there’s a place for you! We want people who share in our spirit
of acceptance, fun and determination to change the world, one life at a
Welcome to Special Olympics Florida! You probably already know the many benefits of sports and physical activity; however, you will find that becoming a part of Special Olympics Florida will enrich your life in ways you might not have anticipated. The first step is to find out the basics of the global Special Olympics organization, what makes it different, why it came to be, what the movement encompasses, and who it serves.
The General Orientation presentation will cover the history, structure, mission and unique policies of Special Olympics, but we invite you to navigate throughout our entire website for more specific information regarding all of our initiatives in sports, health & fitness, and athlete leadership. We welcome you to get involved in your local program!