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.
Celebrating National Volunteer Month
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
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
Golfer receives surprise gift
Duval County athlete Amanda Bussey was honored by
Championship -- an enthusiastic fan and supporter of Special Olympics
A Great Day For Golf
It was the 20th
our Special Olympics Florida Golf Classic presented by Publix, where supporters turned out for a day of fun, fellowship, and golf.
Spread The Word Day
"Spread the Word" is an every day action to promote respect, acceptance, and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities...and globally, our organization brings awareness to this annual campaign on the first Wednesday of March.
Together We Celebrate
As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, we recently hosted a kick-off event and presented awards at our headquarters in
Thanks to the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities we
provide health screenings across eight different disciplines, ensuring
that people with ID and DD get needed vision and hearing care, dental
care, foot care, and fitness advice.
Black History Month
We highlight some of the
Special Olympics Florida athletes who are shattering expectations and
proving on a daily basis that people with intellectual disabilities will
accomplish amazing things -– if they’re only given the opportunity.