Special Olympics Florida – Orange County is the selected charity partner for the Best Damn Race® Orlando, FL. Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest volunteer-driven athletic organizations in the state. Special Olympics Orange County has 2000 athletes and offers sport training and competition in 17 sports and a Sports Camp in the summer at no charge to the athletes. In July 2018 Special Olympics Orange County is raising funds to send 15 athletes / 7 coaches to National Games in Seattle Washington to compete in soccer, swimming, powerlifting and track. We are very excited about this opportunity and the many other training and competition opportunities provided for our athletes throughout the year.