Special Olympics Florida

Manatee County

Did You Know

  • Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership and Healthy Athletes programs.
  • We currently offer 13 sports.
  • We serve 238 athletes throughout Manatee County.
  • Over 120 people from our community give their time to volunteer each year.




Thank you Sponsors

THANK YOU to The Knight of Columbus Council #13639 from Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church for their wonderful donation, our athletes appreciate your support. Pictured from left to right Ceila Dyr,  Jack McNeely (Knights of Columbus Council # 13639), Karen Dyr, Billie Jo Laird.

Knights of Columbus




Donate to Special Olympics Florida – Manatee County

Our program is made possible through the generosity of local individuals, civic clubs, businesses and corporations. 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 send to:

Special Olympics Florida
1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL 34711

Be sure to include “Manatee County” on the memo line. Your generous donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continuous support.