Athlete Performs National Anthem in South Florida

Special Olympics Florida athlete Aristide Reinoso was recently invited to perform the National Anthem at Miami-Dade County’s State of the County Address – and he blew the crowd away.

A music student at Miami-Dade College, Aristide sang the anthem a capella, decked out in a bright red Special Olympics Florida 50th anniversary sweatshirt. His performance wowed those in attendance and was described as “incredible” by the master of ceremonies. You can watch Ari’s performance here. He is introduced at the 18-minute mark.

The State of the County address by Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was delivered on January 24 at Zoo Miami. Aristide performed for more than 800 residents, elected officials, and civic leaders.