Special Olympics Florida to offer new sports programs

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Special Olympics Florida – Duval County will offer three new sports programs this fall such as gymnastics, unified softball and powerlifting. The organization also plans on growing its fourth sport: Unified flag football.

Through new partnerships with TNT Gymnastics on the Southside, First Coast Crossfit in Riverside and the Mandarin Athletic Association, Special Olympics Florida is offering more programs across Jacksonville to reach more athletes with intellectual disabilities and engage more volunteers.

Special Olympics Florida currently offers 15 sports to cover 1,600 participants in Duval, offering them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their friends, families and the community.

The organization is seeking new athletes, Unified Partners, coaches and volunteers willing to join the new sports programs. For more information on registration or practice locations and times, visit www.specialolympicsduval.org or email jessicaray@sofl.org.

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