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Riding New Waves

Posted on September 20, 2017 | Posted in Community PartnersGrantsSports

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Florida is widely known across the globe for its more than 600 beautiful beaches, and the athletes of Special Olympics Florida love enjoying sports that the coastlines uniquely offer. Surfing is a fast-growing sport for Special Olympics Florida, and thanks to grants from Surfing’s Evolution and Preservation Foundation, several counties are able to have surfing programs for the first time this year or expand their current programs.

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An amazing Special Olympics experience

Posted on June 2, 2017 | Posted in CompetitionSportsWorld Games

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Attending the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria was one of the most amazing Special Olympics experiences in my 43 years of being involved with the organization.  Meeting athletes, families, and volunteers from around the world renewed my faith in humanity.  Everyone I met talked about how Special Olympics has had a positive impact on their lives.

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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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Smiles, Cheers, and No Fears

Posted on December 16, 2016 | Posted in CompetitionSports

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Cheers and excitement radiated from Starke, Florida, on December 9 when friends and family gathered around to watch 65 athletes compete for the chance at first place. The Bradford County School Board and Special Olympics Florida – Bradford County hosted their second annual School Roster track and field meet at Bradford High School. From 25-meter assisted walk to 100-meter relay, brave athletes pushed to do their best in every event they attempted.

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