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Theme Announced for Spread the Word Campaign

At the very root of inclusion is the crucial need for connection.

Florida Triathlon Team

First athletes announced to represent Team Florida at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

Local Hero Award Recipient

Chris Nikic is honored for his tireless work to create a more accepting and inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities.

Chris Nikic Shatters Stereotypes

He makes history as the first Special Olympics athlete and person with Down syndrome to be an IRONMAN.

Broward County Sheriff's Office and Duffy’s Sports Grill Deliver Lunch

A team effort in supporting athletes in Broward County.

Tajha Talks Teamwork

Unified Talks bring the #UnifiedGeneration together in this virtual world!

Partnership Will Recognize Athlete and Unified Partner

Collier County Flag Football is now eligible to be honored by the National Football Foundation.

Chris Nikic Wants to Be the First Ironman Finisher With Down Syndrome

The 21-year-old is shattering expectations while chasing his goal.

Announcing our Family Action Network

A new initiative to connect families and athletes across the state.

An Advocate For Others

Krystal has become a vocal advocate for others with disabilities.

Older Athletes Are Cautious

Some Special Olympic athletes are taking extra precautions with COVID-19, because they fall into a category which makes them or their family more vulnerable to the infection.

Looking Forward To Sports

Although Samantha Johnson loves participating in Special Olympics, she has not let the shutdown get her down.

Cycling 3,521 miles

Cycling is Billy Klingensmith's passion.  The 54-year-old only picked up the sport about eight years ago.

Eager to get back to normal

A story of siblings, Joseph and Ashley Berry, who are ready to return to activities.

Thank You Publix

We are so proud of the Publix associates who are also part of our Special Olympics Florida family.

COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our athletes will always be our top priority.

Tune In to our TV Show

Our second television show of 2020 is airing on Fox Sports Sun from August through February 2021.

Keeping busy during their downtime

Meet two athletes who are making the most of their time as they wait to get back on the playing field.

Special Olympics athletes honor organization's founder

Eunice Kennedy Shriver would have turned 99 this month.

We Stand for Inclusion

A statement from Special Olympics Florida athlete and U.S. Youth Ambassador, Tajha Ilerant.

Chris Nikic trains to be first person with Down syndrome to complete Ironman

The feeling of him completing an Ironman, it means more than the finish line. He’s showing he can do anything he sets his mind to.

Lake Worth couple put the ‘special’ in Special Olympics

The Howards joined the Special Olympics Florida team in 2008 and have taken pleasure in working with athletes in softball, surfing, bowling, basketball, track and field, and open water swim teams.

Athletes stand by heroes of the pandemic

The athletes recorded videos of themselves singing Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me” as a thank you to these unsung heroes for their continued service during this crisis.

Special Olympics Florida earns coveted 4-star rating for seventh year in a row

Recognized for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability by Charity Navigator, Special Olympics Florida ranks in top 7 percent of charitable organizations rated nationwide.

Friends Since Preschool

Jason and R.J. both were recognized by the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners for their accomplishments in their sport of bowling.

Festival of trees supports Special Olympics Florida

Tom Linn, basketball head coach for Special Olympics Florida Sumter County, receives a hug from Jennifer Robinson, while he gives a speech during the fundraiser.

Sallarulo’s Race for Champions unifies community

The Special Olympics is leading a revolution of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and no where is that more evident than the 5K run on the campus at Nova Southeastern University.

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