Department of Florida

From the Chairman

SpecialOlympics_JamesDouglasJim “Dusty” Douglas here and I am “in the house!” I have been appointed as the Department Special Olympics Chairman for the year.

I am excited to work with Special Olympics, Florida and look forward to working with you throughout the year.

 The American Legion has supported the Special Olympics through financial contributions and volunteer efforts for more than 30 years.

The Special Olympics has a presence in nearly 200 countries worldwide, with a mission to empower children and adults with intellectual

disabilities to believe in themselves and to become physically fit. For the past few years, the non-profit organization has also focused its

mission on changing the negative attitudes and stereotypes toward the intellectually disabled through public awareness efforts – a mission that the Legion has adopted as well.

 If you are having a fund raiser, let me know. I would like to attend, if possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

If I don’t know the answer, I will get back to you with the answer as soon as possible.

 It is my hope that all of us will join efforts to help support Special Olympics, Florida so that we can give back to the children and

adults with intellectual disabilities in the State of Florida.

For God and Country,
Jim “Dusty” Douglas
Department Special Olympics Chairman