Fundraising Event

Fundraising Events and Promotions

Every year, Special Olympics Florida holds several major specialty fundraising events as well as ongoing fundraising programs, that help support our local Special Olympics programs.  These are great ways to get involved and help raise money, all while having a lot of FUN!


Festival of Trees

Virtual event

Visit the Festival of Tress online auction site starting on November 23 and until 7:00 p.m. on December 3. 

Health and Fitness Webinar Series

12:15 PM

The first Tuesday of each month, from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. 

Join the webinar
Meeting ID: 896 4973 0771
Passcode: SOFL

Polar Plunge Orlando

8:30 AM
Aquatica, 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando

Polar Plunge Pensacola

8:30 AM
Navarre Beach Marine Park, Dolphin & Sea Turtle Pavilions (first pavilions on the Gulf)

Prizes Awarded for Best Plunge Costume, Most Money Raised, and Most Team Spirit!  Learn more, register, fundraise, or donate!

Polar Plunge Jacksonville

12:30 PM
Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach

Area 5 Basketball Competition

8:00 AM
RADD Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus, 3211 Lajuana Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Duval Cornhole Classic

12:00 PM
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Stadium, 301 A. Phillip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Race For Inclusion

5:30 AM
Gulliver Preparatory School, 6575 N Kendall Dr, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Torch Icon Campaign at Publix

All Publix locations
Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 41 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. While you’re shopping at Publix, purchase your very own paper torch -- which includes valuable coupons on select P&G products -- at the check-out register, and show you are a fan of Special Olympics and your local athletes!

    Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day

    Virtual event

    In past 18 years, Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members converged in Washington D.C. for the annual Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day.  Special Olympics athletes from across the nation hold  face-to-face meetings with their Congressional representatives to advocate for continued federal support for critical health and education services provided by Special Olympics. These services transcend the playing field and transform the lives of athletes and families, bringing inclusion and greater acceptance of all abilities to classrooms across the country and providing essential health care that is otherwise often unavailable due to the lack of trained health care providers and facilities.

    Special Olympics athlete-advocates educate lawmakers and their staffs about the significant consequences that arise from the stigma and stereotypes that people with intellectual disabilities face and how that impacts their lives in the areas of sports, health care, education, and employment. The goal is to effectively convey the high-impact and cost-effectiveness of Special Olympics’ evidence-based programming that addresses these issues, and to secure continued support from legislators.

    This year's event will take place virtually, where athletes and Congressional representatives will meet face-to-face online.

    A Star-Filled Night

    6:00 PM
    Waldorf Astoria Orlando 14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821
    Contact:  Lori Newcomb, 352-243-9536 x533

    Shark's Tooth Festival

    Venice Airport Festival Grounds, 610 Airport Ave E, Venice, FL 34285

    Special Olympics Florida Golf Classic with Publix

    ChampionsGate Golf Club, 8575 White Shark Blvd, Davenport, FL 33896
    Contact:  Linda Lewis

    Special Olympics Florida Invitational with Disney

    Disney's Magnolia, Oak, and Palm Golf Courses
    Contact:  Leisa Dott