hear it for the 13 Florida schools that have been designated Special
Olympics National Banner Unified Champion Schools for 2022-2023!
Fun to Spare at State Bowling
More than 700 athletes and Unified partners took on the lanes at
Boardwalk Bowl in Orlando.
Inter Miami Unified Team Douses Chicago Fire
to the 2022 Inter Miami Special Olympics Unified Team on its thrilling
6-4 win over the Chicago Fire FC Special Olympics Unified Team!
Hangin’ 10 at State Surfing Competition
Almost 90 athletes from around Florida took to the water, carving through the waves with swagger and skill.
State Stand Up Paddle Competition
More than 140 athletes from across Florida
turned out for the event at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota.
Soccer Players Shine at MLS All-Star Week
Special Olympics Florida athlete Cesar Aponte and Unified partner
Kevin Reynolds represented Special Olympics Florida and Orlando
City Soccer in the Unified Sports All-Star Game at Major League Soccer’s All-Star Week.
State Triathlon Championships
The event drew 41 athletes and Unified partners to the Clermont Waterfront Park.
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
"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
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!
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
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
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.
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
2022 State Summer Games
More than 1,400 athletes and 375 Unified partners
from across the state competed in athletics, bocce,
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.
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.