Special Olympics Florida is joining forces with Publix Super Markets to
raise funds for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities
through the Torch Icon Campaign.
A Remarkable Year
A year-end message from Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock.
NFL Shows Their Support
The NFL celebrated its fifth annual "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign
during Week 13 of the NFL season.
Playing Golf Builds Self-Esteem
Osceola County athlete Michael
says, "Special Olympics surrounds me with people who support me, work with me, and treat me with
compassion and respect."
A Movement of Community Resilience
Olympics Florida will be a beneficiary of
this year’s Great Charity Challenge.
New Sponsor Steps Up for Inclusion
We are thrilled to announce that Alert Florida Today
is an official sponsor of the Tallahassee Race for Inclusion.
Athletes Complete New York City Marathon
Special Olympics Florida athletes Chris Nikic and Samantha
Rodriguez delivered stellar performances on one of the biggest stages in the sporting world.
Race for Inclusion Updates
We held our first two events in Orlando and Pensacola.
Torch Run(ning) for our Athletes
Law Enforcement Torch Run was back in Clermont, kicking off
from Special Olympics Florida headquarters.
Events are just around the corner. It's not too late to sign up to participate and receive some great prizes.
A wonderful night at Champions Gala
Some 400 guests turned out for the event at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, as we honored our award winners.
Chris Nikic Completes Boston Marathon
He continues to show the world that athletes with intellectual disabilities
can do remarkable things, if they’re just given the chance.
A Great Day at Sunshine Bowl
This year’s event featured a flag football tournament, Punt, Pass &
Kick contest, a cheer clinic and
the Jack in the Club blackjack tournament.
How Special Olympics tackles emotional well-being worldwide
With the isolation and anxiety of a global COVID pandemic, Special
Olympics has been working harder than ever to ensure the emotional
well-being of its athletes.
Swim for Inclusion
Special Olympics Florida swim coach Lucky Meisenheimer
hosted the fundraising event that was part
of our Race for Inclusion campaign.
Miami Marlins pitcher goes to bat for inclusion
Anthony Bass, our first Champion Ambassador, recorded a 45-second promo urging viewers to become part of the Inclusion
Brave in the Attempt, Episode 4
The latest edition of our podcast
features Broward County athlete and stand up paddleboard champ Layla Crehan.
Shining the Light on Broward County Swimmers
Sun-Sentinel in South Florida recently highlighted athletes who competed in the Broward County Swimming Competition.
Pasco flag football team’s dream comes true
The West Pasco Dolphins flag football will
represent Florida at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando next year. Community members like the Pasco Tax Collector and Heritage
Springs Community have been generous in their donations to help cover the costs of transportation, hotel, food and
Brave in the Attempt, Episode 3
The latest edition of our podcast
features legendary college football analyst and coach Lee
Leading Flag Football Organization Lends its Support
The Flag Football World Championship Tour has sanctioned our 2021 Sunshine Bowl, providing a high-profile endorsement from a recognized leader in the world of flag football.
Special Olympics leads the fight for inclusion
To mark the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, USA Today published
a long piece on her fight to create a more inclusive and accepting
world. Eunice, the founder of Special Olympics, was inspired by
her sister Rosemary, who had intellectual disabilities.
Training Day with the Tampa Bay Bucs
Super Bowl champions hosted their annual Community Impact
Special Olympics Florida athletes and other nonprofit groups to their training camp.
Tune In to our TV Show
Our latest episode will be airing on Bally Sports Sun
through February 2022.
Short Film Winner
Congratulations and a huge thank you to Grace Cowan, a rising sophomore at The First Academy in Orlando.
A paddleboard journey
Broward County athlete Layla Crehan attempted an 80-mile paddleboard event to raise money for
Our Community Partner
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.
The power of perseverance
What an incredible night! Chris Nikic took home two awards at The 2021 ESPYS, in New York City: The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and
Best Athlete with a Disability.
Athlete trains for Special Olympics USA Games to honor late father
10 Tampa Bay News highlighted the story of triathlete Brandon Lang as he prepares for next year's national competition.
Announcing two new locations
Milton and the University of Florida in Gainesville will both be hosting Race For Inclusion events on December 4.