Special Olympics Florida

Manatee County

Our Sports

Become an athlete – Check eligibility requirements and necessary forms for participation.

Dr Dalzell at Dr 4 U 5318 34th Street, West, Bradenton, will do our medicals for a small fee.  Please call 941-758-0205 for a appointment.


  • Athletics (Track and Field) (January to May)
    Starts:  January 2020
    Contact: Brecca Crawford (501) 317-8713
    Location: Bayshore High School – Track
    Each Saturday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Basketball (October to January)
    Starts: October 2019
    Contact: Angela Bedwell, 941-448-7068
  • Bocce (January to May)
    Starts:  January 2020
    Contact: Pam Fazio – 941-228-1468
    Location: Trailer Estates Bocce Courts
    Each Saturday – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Bowling (August to November) – register online
    Starts: August 3, 2019
    Contact: Pam Fazio, 941-228-1468
    Location: AMF Lanes
    Each Saturday, 1:45 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Cycling (Track and Field) (January to May)
    Starts:  January 2020
    Contact: 941-751-0049
    Location: Bayshore High School – Track
    Each Saturday, 9:00 – 0:00 a.m.
  • Equestrian (November to March)
    Contact office -941-751-0049
    Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Cavalli Creek Farm
    758 Gate Creek Road, Bradenton
  • Flag Football (August to November) – register online
    Contact: Ron Rabbu – 703-629-9296
    Location: IMG Academy, 5500 34th St. W, Bradenton
    Each Monday 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Golf (May to September)
    Starts May 3, 2019
    Contact: Office 941- 751-0049
    Location: Manatee County Golf Course
    6415 53rd Avenue, W, Bradenton
    Each Friday – 4:00 p.m.
  • Soccer (January to May)
    Starts:  January 2020
    Contact: Ron Rabbu – 703-629-9296
    Location: IMG Academy, 5500 34th St. W, Bradenton
    Each Monday – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Powerlifting (August to November) – register online
    Starts: August 5, 2019
    Contact: Jim Denofa -580-28-3310
    Location: CrossFit Havoc  801 7th Ave W Bradenton
    Monday 6 -7 PM and Saturdays 1-2:30 PM
  • Stand Up Paddle (April – September)
    Starts Saturday, April 21, 2019
    Contact: Susan von Fossen 941-302-4141
    Location: Robinson Preserve 1704  99th St NW, Bradenton
  • Swimming (June to October)
    A solid color, one piece tank swim suit is required
    Start: June 6, 2019
    Contact: Pam Fazio 941-228-1468
    Location: G T Bray Park – Pool
    Each Thursday 6:45 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tennis (January to May)
    Starts January 2020
    Contact: Jeff Bear – 941-928-6247
    Location: IMG Academy, 34th ST W, Bradenton
    Each Wednesday: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Volleyball (February to May)
    Starts February 2020
    Contact: Joni Burnett, 941-704-7650
    Location: Bayshore High School – Gym
    Each Tuesday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.