Special Olympics Florida

Orange 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 17 sports.
    • We serve 2,930 athletes throughout Orange County.
    • 401 people from our community give their time to volunteer/coach each year.

Annual Publix fundraiser for Special Olympics Florida has begun!

The annual Torch campaign with Publix has begun. While you’re at Publix from January 4 through January 20, show you’re a fan of Special Olympics by purchasing your very own paper torch at the check-out register. The torch includes $14 in coupons on select P&G products. So purchase a torch and you’ll find out how rewarding it is to be a fan of Special Olympics and your local athletes.

Here’s a picture of Shelby Forester who competes in many different sports with Special Olympics. Shelby is also an employee of Publix at the Cornerstone at Summerport location. 


Get Fit with the Mile Training Club

Learn how to walk or run a mile. Practices start on Monday, January 22, 2018, and will culminate on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Wadeview Park.  Contact Elizabeth Calio if you are interested.


Summer Sport Practice Information

Please click here for information on the Summer Sports programs being offered by Orange County.


Donate to Special Olympics Florida – Orange 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, uniforms or shoes for our athletes.

If you would like to make a donation, please contact us or send check to:

Special Olympics Florida
1915 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, FL  34711

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