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USA Today High School Sports Awards Announced

And...Athlete Kamari Graham, a sophomore from Homestead Senior High School is this year's recipient of the Special Olympics Athlete of the Year award.


Tune In to our TV Show

Our latest episode will be airing on Bally Sports Sun through February 2023.

Fruit and Veggie Battle: A Tasty Lesson in Nutrition

Our athletes have been taking part in the Ultimate Fruit and Veggie Battle on our Special Olympics Florida Fit and Well Facebook group.

Happy Camp Shriver Day, Miami!

For more than 15 years, this incredible, inclusive camp has been offered to campers thanks to the longstanding support of the First Tee Miami-Dade Amateur Golf Association and the City of Miami.

Special Olympics athlete to be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame

Chris Nikic has added another award to his ever-growing list of honors.  He joins 11 other iconic sports figures making up the Hall’s Class of 2022.

Florida Players Set to Represent USA at the Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022

Special Olympics Florida is proud to announce that two athletes and a Unified partner will be part of the Special Olympics USA male Unified soccer team at the Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022, being held July 31 – August 6 in Detroit, Michigan.

Special Olympics has been named one of America's most trusted nonprofit brands

Morning Consult's "Most Trusted Brands of 2022" is a widely respected measurement of brand trust across industries, showcasing the companies and products that have earned or maintained consumer trust during the year.

July Campaign: Round Up for Charity

Talk of the Town Restaurant Group is one of our long-time sponsors, supporting annual fundraising campaigns to improve the lives of our athletes and their families, like the Round Up for Charity campaign happening during July.

Camp Shriver Debuts in Collier County

Created by Special Olympics Founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver in the 1960s, Camp Shriver is an inclusive camp that brings together young people with and without disabilities who participate in camp activities alongside one another. 

A Special Recognition

Orlando’s WESH 2 featured Special Olympics Florida athletes being celebrated at Promenade at Sunset Walk for a special recognition event.

Making History and Memories at USA Games

Special Olympics Florida athletes showed a national audience that they can compete with the best athletes in the U.S. and from across the Caribbean.  Way to go Team Florida!

Corporate Sponsorship

Holiday Inn Club Vacations hosted Leon County athlete Ian Kelley and his family at its flagship resort ahead of USA Games.

Athlete Shines on Orlando Health Team as Sideline Reporter

From the courts to the fields, Athlete Leader Malcom Harris-Gowdie partnered with Orlando Health for a daily dose of USA Games news for the organization’s social media channels.

Orlando Health Provides Healthy Athletes Experience at USA Games

From hydration to meditation, the Healthy Athletes Experience presented by Orlando Health kept more than 5,000 athletes from across the U.S. on top of their health game all week long.

Spotlight on Central Florida Athletes

Orlando Sentinel is featuring a few of our Team Florida athletes heading to USA Games.

Ready? OK!

WESH 2 in Orlando recently featured Lindsay Ximanies as she prepares to compete in the upcoming Special Olympics USA Games with her cheer team.

Johnny Robinson Competes Overseas

Pinellas County athlete was one of only five competitors from the United States to compete in the Special Olympics Malta Invitational Games.

2022 State Summer Games

More than 1,400 athletes and 375 Unified partners from across the state competed in athletics, bocce, cheerleading, cycling, soccer, softball throw, and volleyball.

2022 Inter Miami CF Special Olympics Unified Team

A huge thanks to MLS franchise Inter Miami CF for once again showing its commitment to the athletes of Special Olympics Florida.

Go Gators!

Once again, the Special Olympics College Club at the University of Florida has been named National Champion of the Special Olympics Virtual College Rivalry Championship, presented by ESPN.

4th Annual Sunshine Bowl

Dozens of flag football teams from across the state came together at Raymond James Stadium to compete in this annual event to raise money for Special Olympics Florida.

A full-circle experience

Tom Langer began as a Healthy Athletes volunteer in 2007 and is now helping Special Olympics Florida through community outreach and sponsorship support.

Golfer trains for Special Olympics USA Games

With the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games coming up in June, our athletes are drawing lots of interest from Florida media.

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

Beatriz Sousa has been teaching virtual fitness classes and promoting healthy habits. Through those classes, she’s become a minor celebrity and friend to many of our athletes.

Law Enforcement Torch Run®

Special Olympics Florida launched its 39th annual torch run in Tallahassee with a run followed by a kickoff celebration at the Old Capitol.

State Equestrian Championship

The two-day event featured the riding skills of Special Olympics Florida athletes competing in showmanship, dressage, barrel racing, pole bending, equitation and trails.

Special Olympics Florida Golf Open

A great day of golf at the spectacular JW Marriott Turnberry Resort & Spa in South Florida while raising funds for Special Olympics Florida.

Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving

Jersey Mike’s stores from Key West to Pensacola were humming, as customers turned out to pick up lunch or dinner and show their support for the athletes we serve.

Chris continues to shatter misconceptions

Special Olympics Florida athlete Chris Nikic has signed an Adidas contract, changed The Boston Marathon, and is featured in a new documentary.

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Duval County athlete Caleb Prewitt has been part of Special Olympics Florida for 12 years and competes in seven sports.

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