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.

2022 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.

Golfer receives surprise gift

Duval County athlete Amanda Bussey was honored by THE PLAYERS Championship -- an enthusiastic fan and supporter of Special Olympics Florida.

A Great Day For Golf

It was the 20th year for 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 Clermont.

Transformational Support

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.

Partnership Immerses Athletes in Health Care Internships

Nick Tortorici and Janira Novak are part of Project SEARCH, a one-year immersion program for students with intellectual disabilities in their final year of high school.

Special Olympics Makes Case for Inclusion and Impact

Special Olympics athletes and supporters engaged virtually with Congressional leaders to champion for rights and needs of people with intellectual disabilities during our annual Capitol Hill Day.

Taking the Plunge

Jason Gruber has cracked the code to raising money for our annual Polar Plunge.

Brothers training for Special Olympics USA Games

Ryan and Matthew Letcher will represent Team Florida at the Games in June.

Torch Icon Campaign at Publix

Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 42 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams.

Light The Torch

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.

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