Department of Florida

From the Chairman


Jamie Grinis, Special Olympics Chair

Jamie Grinis, Special Olympics Chair

September 2017
I am very excited to be the Department’s Special Olympics Chairman for 2018. The Legion adopted Special Olympics as a program during the 70’s with great success, and this this year will be no exception.

I have hit the ground with my boots running, attending installations and district meetings. I plan to keep attending these functions, time permitting, throughout the year.

This year our Legion Family will continue to assist our athletes on the local level throughout the State, just as we have since the program was adopted by the American Legion well over 30 years ago. With your help, we can accurately report your program contributions, by regularly sending me your activities and reports on funds donated from your Post fundraisers.

Success of this Program rests strictly upon you and our post families, through continued support of our special athletes.

It is my goal to attend as many of your Post functions as possible, for this worthy cause, time and place permitting. Please keep in mind, I cannot attend if I’m unaware, so please be sure to keep me informed.

Please report your funding and how it is to be utilized, simply by emailing me at

For posts and individuals who wish to directly contribute, please send your donations to the Department Headquarters, care of our Elizabeth Douglas, PO BOX 547859, Orlando, FL 32854. Don’t forget to note your post number when you send in your donations.

For God and Country

Jamie Grinis
Department Special Olympics Chairman