Special Olympics Florida

An amazing Special Olympics experience

Posted on June 2, 2017 | Posted in CompetitionSportsWorld Games

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Attending the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria was one of the most amazing Special Olympics experiences in my 43 years of being involved with the organization.  Meeting athletes, families, and volunteers from around the world renewed my faith in humanity.  Everyone I met talked about how Special Olympics has had a positive impact on their lives.

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Achieving a Better Life Experience

Posted on March 24, 2017 | Posted in Programs & ServicesSponsors

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It is officially Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to promoting progress and inclusion in our communities. We know Individuals with disabilities have qualities and abilities that can be used to positively contribute to society. This March, we have the opportunity to ensure Florida’s disability community is educated on the resources available to them.

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Making a Difference

Posted on March 24, 2017 | Posted in Play UnifiedUnified Champion SchoolsVolunteers

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Special Olympics Florida relies on the hard work and dedication of more than 27,000 volunteers of all walks of life. These volunteers give their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of our athletes, fans, and communities. David Barocas, the President of Special Olympics Florida at the University of Central Florida (UCF), is one such volunteer who has been making a difference for more than seven years.

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