Special Olympics Florida

Manatee County

Our Sports

Become an athlete – Check eligibility requirements and necessary forms for participation.

Dr Dalzell at Dr 4 U 5318 34th Street, West, Bradenton, will do our medicals for a small fee.  Please call 941-758-0205 for a appointment.


  • Aquatics (June to October)
    A solid-color, one-piece tank swim suit is required.
    Contact: Pam Fazio, 941-228-1468
    Location: G T Bray Park – Pool
    Each Thursday, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Athletics (Track and Field) (January to May)
    Starts January 14, 2017
    Contact: Pam Fazio, 941-228-1468
    Location: Bayshore High School – Track
    Each Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Basketball (October to January)
    Starts: October 9, 2017
    Contact: Angela Bedwell, 941-448-7068
    Starts June 1, 2017
    Location: IMG Academy
    Each Monday  – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Bocce (January to May)
    Starts January 7, 2017
    Contact: Pam Fazio – 941-228-1468
    Location: Trailer Estates Bocce Courts
    Each Saturday – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Bowling (August to November)
    Starts: August 5, 2017
    Contact: Pam Fazio, 941-228-1468
    Location: AMF Lanes
    Each Saturday, 1:45 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cycling (January to May)
    Contact:  941-751-0049
    Location: Bayshore High School Track
  • Equestrian (November to March)
    Contact office -941-751-0049
  • Flag Football (August to November)
    Starts August 2017
    Contact: Pam Fazio 941-228-1468
    Location: IMG Academy
    Each Tuesday –  7 – 9 p.m.
  • Golf (May to September)
    Starts May 12, 2017
    Contact: Eileen Merchant, 941-756-4298
    Location: Manatee County Golf Course
    6415 53rd Avenue, W, Bradenton
    Each Friday – 4:00 p.m.
  • Soccer (January to May)
    Starts January 17, 2017
    Contact: Pam Fazio, 941-228-1468
    Location: IMG Academy, 34th St. W, Bradenton
    Each Tuesday – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Softball (August to November)
    Contact: Joni Burnett, 941-704-7650
    Location: Bayshore High School
  • Stand Up Paddle
    Contact: Susan von Fossen, 941-302-4141
    Location: Robinson Preserve 1704  99th St NW, Bradenton
  • Tennis (January to May)
    Starts January 16, 2017
    Contact: Jeff Bear – 941-928-6247
    Location: IMG Academy, 34th ST W, Bradenton
    Each Monday: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball (February to May)
    Starts February 6, 2017
    Contact: Joni Burnett, 941-704-7650
    Location: Bayshore High School – Gym
    Each Monday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.