50 years of partnerships


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.


Our Sponsors

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.