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Special Olympics Florida

See Below for Contact Information|www.specialolympicsflorida.org/

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Special Olympics Florida works with individuals of all abilities including but not limited to those with brain and spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis (CF), epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy, down syndrome, developmental delays, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), blindness and low vision, hearing loss or deafness, and/or sensory processing disorders.

Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

In order to participate in this organization’s events, you must register. For more information on how to register to be an athlete visit: http://specialolympicsflorida.org/who-we-are/athletes/

Special Olympics is divided by county. See the information below for your counties contact.

Hillsborough:

Ken Roop

(813) 639-7512

kenroop@specialolympicshillsborough.org

Pinellas:

(727) 669-1221 ex. 2017

sopinellas@specialolympicspinellas.org

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