Orlando Health

As the Official Central Florida Health Home of Special Olympics Florida, Orlando Health works tirelessly to support the health, fitness, and well-being of Special Olympics Florida athletes. The organization sponsors health screenings at our State Summer Games and State Fall Classic, and is a sponsor of Young Athletes – our program designed for children ages 2 through 7.

Orlando Health was integral to the success of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in June – with a team of physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and other medical volunteers ensuring a safe and healthy experience for all athletes, guests, and volunteers. 

Orlando Health recognizes that people with intellectual disabilities often struggle to access medical care and routinely provides physicals to our athletes at no cost. We are so fortunate that Orlando Health’s incredible caregivers are part of our team.

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2024 State Summer Games

Congratulations to the athletes and Unified partners who competed recently in the 2024 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games. The annual event drew more than 2,300 participants and featured seven sports at two world-class venues.

Special Olympics Florida and Orlando Health Announce Five-Year Partnership

Special Olympics Florida has announced a new, five-year agreement with Orlando Health, continuing a partnership that first began in 2019. The organization has been a dedicated supporter of our athletes, and we are thrilled it has chosen to continue this remarkable partnership.

Athlete Gets Tips from Tour Pro

Leon County athlete Ian Kelley recently had the opportunity to meet PGA TOUR golfer Harris English.

Steps to Eating Healthy

Dr. Katherine Wojnowich — a sports medicine specialist with Bayfront Health — talks with Health Messenger Mary Frances Smith about a few simple steps to eating healthy. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated.

Healthy Sleep Habits

Special Olympics Florida Health Messenger Aarushi Pratap spoke with Dr. Justin Thompson, a Sports Medicine Specialist with Bayfront Health, about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep both at home and on the road.

Orlando Health’s World-Class Care

Orlando Health – the Official Central Florida Health Home of Special Olympics Florida – recently opened the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute and invited two of our Athlete Leaders on an exclusive tour of this state-of-the-art facility.

A VIP Experience

Orlando Health, the PGA TOUR, and the Arnold Palmer Invitational teamed up to create a VIP experience for Special Olympics Florida athlete Michael Ladieu.

Athlete Shines on Orlando Health Team as Sideline Reporter

From 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

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.

Orlando Health Takes Steps for Inclusion

With their sponsorship and participation, Orlando Health was instrumental in the success of our inaugural Race For Inclusion 5k.

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