Service Project

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FRPA Conference 2024 Service Project

Each year an organization, generally a non-profit, is chosen by the Conference Committee to benefit from the generosity of the Conference attendees. The Service Project subcommittee has been working closely with Special Olympics of Florida on a particularly unique way to give back in 2024. The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. You are encouraged to read more about this fantastic organization by visiting their website:

While the bulk of service projects take place at the Conference, this year's Committee decided to offer opportunities to connect with the chosen organization leading up to the Conference as well. You can donate items to the Special Olympics in your area, fundraise for a donation, volunteer at events throughout the state, and consider partnering with Special Olympics for events and activities in your area.

The Committee has put together a goal to work together towards. The hope is to earn a total of 10,000 points, collectively, by the 2024 Conference through a series of donations, volunteer, hours, and more.
Points will be awarded as follows:

  • 10 points for every dollar donated directly to Special Olympics Florida
  • 20 points per dollar spent on equipment donations
  • 50 points per hour of volunteer work
  • 250 points if you start a Race for Inclusion Team.
  • 300 points per partnership agreed on before Conference


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Special Olympics has the state broken down into region areas and there is sure to be an event happening near you where you can go to volunteer!  Volunteers will work directly with Special Olympics and will be required to abide by their policies and procedures.  LINK TO VOLUNTEER

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Fundraise on your own or with your programs and at your facilities! 

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Race for Inclusion 

Join the 2024 Race for Inclusion, Special Olympics Florida’s challenge to build a world of inclusion and acceptance. You can sign up as a team or as an individual and raise funds for Special Olympics Florida. Even if you don’t sign up to participate, you can still make a donation on your local Race for Inclusion race page. 100% of funds raised will go to Special Olympics Florida.

Use the pages linked below to get plugged into your local area Race. You can also give directly to the Race without signing up.

Search for the FRPA team to register under FRPA!
Pensacola Area (NW FL)
Orlando (Central FL)
Miami (SE FL)
Jacksonville (NE FL)

To set up a team for your area's race under the FRPA umbrella, contact Madison at  READ MORE 

Special Olympics is looking for equipment that the athletes can use for learning and competing. A list of items is below. 

To donate specialized equipment listed below please contact Justin at 

pickleball paddles
flag football belts
basketballs-indoor/outdoor-reg. size
golf club sets
softball bats 
softball gloves
softball helmets
tennis rackets 
tandem bicycles 

To donate basic equipment and have it delivered directly to the Special Olympics office, please use the Amazon List that has been set up for this: 

Team up with Special Olympics in your area to provide space and support for events and programs.

Needs include field space, basketball courts spaces and more. 

Click here to find contact information for the team in your area and reach out to see how you can help

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