Special Olympics Florida

Local Hero Award

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; acceptance brings peace. This vision of inclusion starts at the local level and expands worldwide.

Special Olympics Florida has created a Local Hero Award to celebrate remarkable individuals outside of our organization whose actions inspire a more accepting and inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities.

Congratulations to those making a difference in our community!


Jennifer Whelchel
Universal Studios Employee
Local Hero Award Recipient, July 30, 2019
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