Special Olympics Florida

Monroe 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.
  • We currently serve over 81 athletes throughout Monroe County.
  • We serve athletes in the three geographical areas of the Florida Keys (Upper, Lower and Middle)
  • We currently offer 6 different sports in the lower Keys
  • We currently offer 2 sports in the Middle and Upper Keys
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership Programs, Young Athletes and  Healthy Athletes initiatives.
  • Currently, over 65 people from our community give their time to volunteer each year.



Swim Season Info

  • Begins March 7- Practices will be Saturday 8:30-10:00 am at FKCC Pool– ALL SUP athletes must attend this first practice to be swim tested, meet coaches and be qualified for the team.– Contact Head Coach Kathy Gilmour for more info
  • Swim Sign Up Link for Athletes and Unified Partners
  • County Swim Games July 23- FKCC Pool, Key West- Volunteer Sign Up
  • Area 11 Swim Games- August 20- Founders Park Pool, Islamorada — Volunteer Sign Up

SUP Season Info

  • Key West Conchs -begins May 25- Practices will be Wednesday 5:45 pm-7:00 pm at Lazy Dog Paddle Shack in Key West- Contact Head Coach Liana Barron
  • Marathon Dolphins- Contact Head Coach Shana Gaskill for more info
  • Upper Keys SUP Team- Tuesday evenings at Marker 88 – Paddle! The Florida Keys- Contact Lou Gillespie for more info
  • Coaches/Volunteer Training April 16, 2016 Sign Up
  • Area 11 SUP Games- June 25- Marker 88 Paddle the Florida Keys, Islamorada Volunteer Sign Up


Volunteer Your Time

  • Management Team Volunteers needed:

    Special Olympics relies on the expertise of community members to support the success of our programs. Management team members serve on committees that work on development, public relations, and more. If you are interested in joining the management team, please contact Linsey Smith.

You Can Make a Difference!                                        

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 cash or checks; or items such as water, food, transportation, office supplies, and shoes/equipment for our athletes.

If you would like to make a donation, please either contact us or mail your donation to:

Special Olympics Florida- Monroe County
PMD #175
1200 Fourth Street
Key West, FL  33040

Be sure to include “Monroe County” on the memo line.  Your generous donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continuous support.