Special Olympics Florida

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Finishing Strong

Posted on December 22, 2016 | Posted in Athlete LeadershipCompetitionGivingHealth ProgramsIntellectual DisabilitiesLittle ElitesSportsUnified Champion SchoolsUnified SportsYoung Athletes

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As December 31st draws near, it is clear this has been a year of transformational impact for Special Olympics Florida.  Our athletes are succeeding on and off the playing field and have a bigger stage than ever to showcase their abilities.  Here are just a few of the highlights from 2016.

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A Touching Act of Generosity

Posted on September 16, 2016 | Posted in FundraisingGiving

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Acts of kindness – no matter how big or small – have the power to inspire and change lives beyond what we can imagine. One young man’s recent generosity moved those around him and multiplied his gift.

The Konopik family from Collier County recently purchased a new car at Tamiami Hyundai. After their purchase, they were given the opportunity to take their chances in the free “money machine,” a booth with a wind tunnel that throws cash around for the participant to grab.

The Konopik’s 11-year old son Jonathan entered the money machine and was able to snatch $131. Read More »