Special Olympics Manatee County is a local program of Special Olympics Florida, Inc. founded in 1972, is an affiliate of Special Olympics Inc. headquartered in Washington D.C. Special Olympics Manatee County provides sports training and Olympic-style competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Florida Manatee County provides year round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We conduct training sessions for different sports nearly every week. The year is divided into the following seasons:
FALL - (July - November) - Bowling, Powerlifting and Softball
SUMMER - (Jan- April) - Bocce, Cycling, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball
SEPARATE STATE TOURNAMENTS
for the following sports:
Basketball (November - February)
Golf (May - September)
Swimming (June - October)
There are no costs to the athlete or their family for participation in any Special Olympics activity. Each County is responsible for raising its own funds. All of our staff are volunteers, and virtually all money raised goes directly toward athlete training and program development.
Our athletes range in age from 8 to 60+. Each has untapped potential just waiting to come out through sports training. Our athletes develop confidence in themselves and learn to overcome obstacles, to be everything they can be.
Special Olympics Florida Manatee County
3657 Cortez Road, West - Suite 120
Bradenton, Florida 34210