Hall of Fame Inductees

Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame recognizes a deserving athlete, volunteer, staff member, organization, corporation or other entity that has made major contributions to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics. We have thousands of success stories of individuals who have benefited from participating in Special Olympics and the transformative power of sports.  Each year we choose individuals who have demonstrated inclusion and continued leadership and support to Special Olympics Florida, thereby upholding the honor of the organization, and creating a better world by fostering the acceptance of all people.

1993
Emily Brazeal
Bill Crutchfield
Nancy Erickson
Marilyn Grigsby
Tony Gurganus
Owen Holyoak
Charlie McFarland
Herb Morgan
John Parnham
Trevor Smith
Kirby Stewart

1994
Nancy Sawyer
Janice Summersgill

1995
Olin O’Barr

1996
JoAnn Helms
Ken Magee
Al Orr

1997
Cindy Dropeski

1998
Jane Furnier
GFWC/FFWC
Vi Payton

1999
Judy Brunner
Mary Ann Gonzalez
Eugene Lemoine
Phil MacHarg
Winn Dixie Stores
2000
Laurie Chmielewski
Florida LETR
Kenneth MacKenzie

2001
Robert Barnes
Sam Finley
Kathy Graybeal
Publix Super Markets

2002
The American Legion
David Mallis
Valerie Lundin

2003
Frances Farrell
Gene Stokes
Walt Disney World

2004
Cal Henderson
Mark Swiconek

2005
John Brown
Linda Mills
Procter and Gamble

2006
Rob Rankin
Phil Ruggieri
Sun Sports Network

2007
Pinellas County Schools
Trish Highland

2008
Tonya Snodgrass

2009
Art Bjork
Trisha Torre

2011
Lynn Brantley
Amie Dugan

2012
Sue Palmer

2013
Carol McArthur
Roberta Wigand

2014
Monty Castevens
Barbara and Larnie Killen

2017
David Haines
Andy Miyares

2018
Sue Fitzgerald
David Sklarek