Special Olympics Florida to Host Virtual Fundraising Event ‘Florida Inclusion Revolution 5K’ on Nov. 30

By  //  August 29, 2020

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Special Olympics community has done an amazing job ininteraction with athletes during COVID

WATCH: Special Olympic’s Valerie Johnson talks with the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson about the impact COVID-19 has had on the athletes. Even though most things are shut down, there is still a need for fundraising and on Nov. 30 Special Olympics will host the  Virtual 5K Run, Walk or Roll, “Florida Inclusion Revolution 5K.” CLICK HERE for information about the Florida Revolution Inclusion 5K and to register.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – COVID-19 has effected all of us in various ways and the sporting world has been turned upside down.

From youth sports to professional sports, the games, if they are even played, are different. However, there may not be a group that has been affected more than the Special Olympic athletes.

For these athletes, the games are more than games.

Victoria Johnson, Community Engagement for Central Florida Region for Special Olympics Florida, which covers Brevard County, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County and Seminole County, talked about the impact COVID-19 has had on the athletes.

Victoria Johnson, Community Engagement for Central Florida Region for Special Olympics Florida, left, and Jessica Ott, Special Olympics Florida Area 7 Sports Manager. Even though most things are shut down, there is still a need for fundraising and on Nov. 30 Special Olympics will host the  Virtual 5K Run, Walk or Roll, “Florida Inclusion Revolution 5K.” CLICK HERE for information about the Florida Revolution Inclusion 5K and to register.

According to Johnson, “the social side is what they love the most. They love competing and they love medals, but they love being with their friends.”

Johnson and the entire Special Olympics community have done an amazing job in continuing the interaction with the athletes. Although most everything is virtual, it still enables them to make that all-important connection.

Even though most things are shut down, there is still a need for fundraising and on Nov. 30 Special Olympics will host the  Virtual 5K Run, Walk or Roll, “Florida Inclusion Revolution 5K.”

Every participant will receive a race t-shirt and medal. Proceeds will benefit athletes in the five counties Johnson represents.

CLICK HERE for information about the Florida Inclusion Revolution 5K and to register. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Johnson at VictoriaJohnson@sofl.org

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