Monroe and Miami-Dade athletes to participate in Special Olympics Florida Area 11 Games

Hosted by Special Olympics Florida-Monroe County

Fifty athletes from Monroe and Miami-Dade counties will compete in the Special Olympics Florida Area 11 SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Games on June 25 at Paddle the Florida Keys, Marker 88, Islamorada.

The athletes will compete in four levels on various water courses officiated by Scott Baste of Paddle the Florida Keys. The opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. with races beginning at 10 a.m. The contests will determine the qualifiers from each team for the Special Olympics Florida State SUP Games at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota in August.

Teams include:

  • Key West Conchs – Monroe County
  • Middle Keys Dolphins – Monroe County
  • Upper Keys Manatees – Monroe County
  • 305SUP – Miami-Dade County

Athletes will be provided breakfast by Subway and lunch by Jersey Boardwalk Pizza.

All events are free and open to the public. For a detailed schedule and more information, visit our website or email [email protected]

About Special Olympics Florida-Monroe County

Special Olympics Florida-Monroe County provides year-round sports training, competition, and health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athletes or their caregivers, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected, and contributing members of their communities. To become involved as an athlete or volunteer please visit our website or email info@specialolympicsmonroe,.org

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