Special Olympics Florida

Hillsborough County

Start a Program and Help Us Build Our Community

Special Olympics spreads compassion and acceptance in a way that can unite the world. Our goal is to awaken everyone and every community to each person’s common humanity. Understanding brings acceptance; acceptances bring peace. This vision of inclusion starts at the local level and is expanding on a global scale, but we need your help. Special Olympics is raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Through sports, we showcase the skills and dignity of our athletes. We also bring together communities to see and take part in the transformative power of sports.

Special Olympics Florida serves athletes from as young as 2 years old and continues through life. We offer Motor Activity Training and Young Athletes programs, Unified Sports, and traditional  competitive sports training and competition. Programs are available in both school and community based formats.

We believe in a world where there are millions of different abilities, not disabilities, and we’re spreading this message everywhere we go. By starting a program at your site or school, you are helping us spread this message and giving local athletes the opportunity to shine.

To learn more about the programs available, click on the corresponding links below.

Your group can also take part in Healthy Communities, based right here in Tampa Bay! For more information, contact Allison Rapp, 813-280-9863.


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