Duval County

Did You Know

  • Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Check out our Sports pages for more information.
  • We currently serve over 1,000 athletes throughout Duval County.
  • We offer 12 different sports.
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership Programs and Healthy Athletes initiatives.
  • Over 800 people from our community give their time to volunteer with Special Olympics each year.

How to Be An Athlete or Volunteer

Know someone who’s over eight years of age and wants to become a Special Olympics Florida – Duval County athlete? Step One: be sure to check the Athlete Eligibility. Step Two: completely fill out our Medical Form and Consent/Release Form. Step Three: fax completed forms to (904) 241-5241. Finally: let us know which sports your athlete is interested in! If you need assistance getting the Medical Form filled out by a medial professional, we can help. Through the partnership of Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens, we can provide you a voucher to receive a free sports physical at a location near you. Request a sports physical voucher.

Want to volunteer? We need you! We need coaches, mentors, day of volunteers, office assistance – you name it, we need it! As an organization dedicated entirely to our athletes, we couldn’t do what we do without you. If you’re interested in being more than a “day of” volunteer, please complete our Class A Volunteer Form (fax form and copy of your ID to: (904) 241-5241) and online Protective Behaviors course. Both are needed in order to work directly with our athletes. We look forward to meeting you!

And, the 2015 Calendar Cover Winner is…

“Joy” by Krista Fischer. We’re so excited to feature this amazing picture of our awesome athlete, Lizzie on the cover of our inaugural 2015 Special Olympics Florida – Duval County Calendar. We’d like to thank our sponsors Southern Oak Insurance and Brumos Motorcars for making it possible! Calendars will be available beginning August 1st.

2015 Calendar Cover Winning Photograph

2015 Calendar Cover Winning Photograph

Stacy’s Success Story from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

We’re so proud of our athlete Stacy Setser! She brought home two Silver Medals in Aquatics (50m Breaststroke & 50m Freestyle) and set a new personal record at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games that were held June 15-20 in Princeton, New Jersey. Next up for Stacy, Duval County Aquatics on Saturday, August 9 at Cecil Field. WAY TO GO!Stacy at USA Games

The 2014 State Summer Games Were AMAZING

We’d like to send a big shout out and THANK YOU to all 112 athletes, coaches and volunteers that attended the 2014 State Summer Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida, May 16-18. This year we sent over 70 athletes and Unified Partners to compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Soccer and Tennis, and they were all successful! Results will be posted soon.

How to Donate Directly to Duval

Our program is made possible through the generosity of individuals, civic clubs, businesses and corporations both local and across the nation. Our athletes participate in our program at no cost; therefore, without volunteers and donations, the program would not exist.

We accept donations in the form of checks and money orders; or items such as water, food, transportation, office supplies, and shoes for our athletes.

If you would like to make a donation, please either contact us at (904)307-4221 or mail it to:

Special Olympics Florida – Duval County
PO Box 49008
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240

Your generous donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support.