Special Olympics Florida

Volusia County

Did You Know

  • Volusia County is the fastest growing Project Unify County in Florida – click on information page to find out how you can become a part of this amazing program
  • 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 250+ athletes in Volusia County and have grown 56% in the last year
  • We offer 14 sports
  • Over 300+ volunteers give of their time for our program
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership Programs and Healthy Athletes initiatives

Upcoming Events!

Bowling Practice – East side – Bellair Lanes, Saturday, July 11th 10-12pm

Area 5 Golf Games - Saturday, July 11th – Hosted by Volusia County
Registration Begins 9:15 am (All 18 Hole Golfers will begin at 8am)
Opening Ceremonies: 9:45 am - Competition Begins at 10 am
Lunch will be served to all players, coaches and volunteers
State Golf Games – September 4th-5th – Orlando

Stand Up Paddle Board Practice begins June 6th – 9:30-11 am in Edgewater at the corner of Riverside Drive and Ocean Avenue (park does not have a name)
Head Coach Jerry Flowers
Area Games – August 8th - City Island, Daytona Beach
State Invitational – August 29th – Sarasota

Surf Practice begins June 6th - 11:00 am at Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.  Head Coach, Dr. Michelle Gingras
Area Surf Games – August 1st – Jacksonville
State Surf Games – September 11th-12th – Ron Jon – Cocoa Beach

East Side Aquatics Port Orange YMCA begins Monday, June 8th from 6:45-8pm. Head Coach Bethany McClelland
West Side Aquatics – Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run – Begins Wednesday, June 10th from 7-8 pm and Saturdays 9-10:30 am - First practice Wednesday, June 10th, Orientation and Information that night!   Moe Lepage, Head Coach
County Aquatics – July 25th – Port Orange YMCA – 8:30 am-12:00 pm
Area Aquatics – August 22nd – Fernandina Beach YMCA – Nassau County
State Aquatics – October 3rd & 4th - Sebastian Aquatics Center, Sebastian 


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Palmer College of Chiropractic offers FREE medicals to all Volusia County and Flagler County Special Olympics Athletes and FREE Chiropractic treatments to all athletes and their families. If athlete has Medicare or Medicaid, this must be applied prior to any service. Learn more.

How to Donate Directly to Volusia County

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 equipment or shoes for our athletes.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact us or call 386-631-4405:
Special Olympics Florida – Volusia County
P.O. Box 290507
Port Orange, FL 32129

Please include Volusia County on your check’s memo line. Your generous donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support.