50 years of partnerships

SUPPORT THOSE THAT SUPPORT US

A partner since our inception in 1972

Publix has supported Special Olympics Florida from the very beginning. In 1972, just after Special Olympics Florida was created, Publix Founder George Jenkins helped finance one of our first trips to a major competition. The company has never deviated from that course.

Since 1993, Publix has hosted our annual Torch Icon Campaign at their stores to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Florida and other Special Olympics organizations across the Southeast U.S. Since its inception, the campaign has raised more than $60 million to support Special Olympics organizations in states where Publix operates.  We are honored to be Publix’s charity partner and are grateful to the customers and associates for their amazing support.

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Our Sponsors

50TH ANNIVERSARY

EVENTS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

OCTOBER

1

50th Anniversary Gala

We are very excited to be celebrating our champions and 50th anniversary!  Tickets available. 

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Kate Mazelin.

all star weekend

Information coming soon.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please complete the form below.

UNVEILING: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

A tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 

Information coming soon.  Venue will be in Palm Beach County.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please complete the form below.

May

20

state summer games

Summer Games are our largest competition with athletes competing in track & field, bocce, cheerleading, cycling, soccer, and volleyball. This event is held annually in May at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremony featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please complete the form below.

become a sponsor

Complete the form below if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Special Olympics Florida.

Our sponsors are an important part of our mission delivery. Our valued partners activate with us in a number of ways through cash support, in-kind resources, event sponsorship, volunteerism, executive leadership, brand awareness and advocacy. Working together, we are making an impact in communities across Florida, spreading a message of inclusion and providing life-changing opportunities for Special Olympics athletes across the state.