Department of Florida

About

The American Legion, Department of Florida has partnered up with Special Olympics Florida to help support our children and youth from all walks of life.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

DONATING FUNDS AND TIME:

Not everyone is interested or available to coach or volunteer with Special Olympics, Florida.  That’s OK!

You can still make a difference in the life of an athlete and the Special Olympics movement by providing your support through individual or Post financial support.

 Special Olympics, Florida does not charge its athletes nor their families a fee for participation. They are funded through individuals, businesses, and civic groups throughout Florida.  With your help, we can assist Special Olympics, Florida with pursuing their mission of making the joys and benefits of participating in Special Olympics a reality to more athletes each year.

  • Make an Online DonationSecure credit card donations can be made through the Special Olympics, Florida.  Mail in a Donation – You can send checks as a personal contribution or tribute/ memorial gift. When mailing checks please use the Special Olympics Mail-In Donation Form (link with donation mail form pdf) and send them to: Special Olympics Florida, 1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711
    • Remember: You can donate at the local (county) level, at the district (area) level or at the state level. On the Mail-In form just write a note stating the county or area you want the funds to go to and they will be distributed to the proper place.

Support a State Fundraising Event Every year, Special Olympics, Florida holds several major specialty fundraising events as well as ongoing fundraising programs, that help support our local Special Olympics programs.  These are great ways to get involved and help raise money, all while having a lot of FUN!

Volunteer Special Olympics Florida relies on the time and dedication of thousands of volunteers each year.  Whether you volunteer as a Post or as an individual, there is an opportunity available to volunteer.