Great Hearts Initiatives | Special Olympics Florida

Mission

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5.7 million athletes in 172 countries.  Here in Florida, we are serving over 38,000 athletes and Unified partners with the help of over 27,000 dedicated coaches and volunteers.

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

Since 1972, Special Olympics Florida has been spreading the message that people with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance.

With training and competitions in Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder. They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again. From the local ball fields to the shining stage of State, National, and World Games, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.

Categories
Human Services
Size
$1m-$100m
Locality
Local

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