Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County
3657 Cortez Rd West Suite 120
Bradenton FL 34210
Mission

The mission of Special Olympics Manatee County 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.

The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Manatee is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Pamela Fazio
Board Chair Affiliation Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Supported Organization Special Olympics Florida Inc.
Former Names
Florida Special Olympics
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1972
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $46,197.00
Projected Expenses $41,289.00
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Perhaps most importantly, and consistent with over four decades of driving societal change, Special Olympics has steadily helped shift the general public’s perception of people with intellectual disabilities. It is one thing to change a life; it is quite another to change a mindset. Whether through direct involvement or the subtle evolution of one’s own thinking, everyone has the opportunity to be affected by the work of Special Olympics.  Beyond sports, Special Olympics’ greater goal is to demonstrate the relevance of Special Olympics to the greater public. As one of the most trusted, established and respected brands in the world, Special Olympics has been at the forefront of bringing services, awareness and dignity to people with intellectual disabilities and stands uniquely poised to educate, shape public perception and to help empower one of the last and largest disenfranchised populations in the world. Special Olympics is more than an event, it is a movement, with sport as the catalyst for quality healthcare, for dignity, and for meaningful change for all of Florida’s citizens.
Needs Statement
Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County does not charge a fee for its participants or their families or caregivers to participate. This is made possible only through the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations who donate the funds needed for Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County to deliver its services and programs. Donations are accepted year-round.
Background Statement
The concept of Special Olympics began in the early 1960s when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities. From that experience, it was clear that these individuals were far more capable in sports and physical activities than many experts believed.

In 1968, Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the first International Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972 and has been growing ever since!

Special Olympics Florida is one of the largest volunteer driven athletic organizations in the state. Involving over 18,000 athletes who have intellectual disabilities, SOFL is made possible by over 17,432 coaches and volunteers, annually.
 
Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County started in 1972 as a school based program and grew into a community based program in 1990.
 
Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County presently has 12 training programs and trains year-round at many locations throughout Manatee County.  We serve over 200 athletes.   In October Manatee County hosts the Area 9 Bowling Tournament.  Athletes from Manatee, DeSoto, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier County come and participate in singles, doubles, unified doubles, team bowling, unified team, assisted ramps and ramp bowling.   Approximately 400 athletes participate in this event.
 
Through successful sports training and competition, Special Olympics athletes develop physically, socially, and psychologically. The positive experiences that the athletes have in ongoing Special Olympics programs builds confidence and self-image, which carries over into all aspects of their lives.
 

Special Olympics Florida serves over 23,000 athletes and offers training and competition in a variety of team and individual sports. These athletes are trained by 1,400 volunteer coaches, and are supported and encouraged by more than 17,000 event volunteers statewide. At the grassroots level, Special Olympics Florida has over 1,100 local, registered training programs within 11 geographic service areas.

Special Olympics athletes are given opportunities to participate without regard to economic, demographic, religious, or social factors. Neither athletes nor parents are charged a fee to participate in the program, and activities exist for those of all ability levels, from the highly functioning to the severely challenged. Anyone can participate in Special Olympics if they meet the eligibility criteria of having intellectual disabilities or a similar developmental disability.

Intellectual disability does not discriminate. Athletes who participate in Special Olympics come in all ages, ethnicities, and economic and social backgrounds. However, a significant number of athletes live in urban areas and come from lower socioeconomic groups. In addition, the vast majority of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities who attend public schools receive free or reduced lunch, placing them in the at-risk demographic. Currently, 65% of Special Olympics Florida’s athletes are school-aged, versus 35% who are 21 years and older.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL
Areas Served Comments Parts of Sarasota and Manatee County Florida which includes Bradenton, Ellenton, Parrish, University Park, Lakewood Ranch, Oneco, Palmetto, Parts of  Mayaka.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Our sports program is distinctive in that we never charge an athlete or their family to participate in any of our programs.  Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County provides all uniforms, equipment, training facilities, transportation and housing to State competitions. Our staff is all volunteers, All money raised in our county stays in our county.
Programs
Description
Special Olympics Florida- Manatee County provides a year around training and competitions to approximately 200 athletes with intellectual disabilities through out Manatee County, Participation in Special Olympics is voluntary and free of charge to all eligible participants. Participants must be at least 8 years of age and have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability or a related cognitive development disability. 
Because of programs such as Healthy Athletes, Athlete Leadership and Young athletes Special Olympics now stand as a leader in the field of intellectual disability, making incredible strides in the health, research  and policy change.
Special Olympics Florida- Manatee County presently offers 12 sports programs throughout the year 
Budget $50,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success With respect to Healthy Athletes screening a lot of our athletes have received much needed medical care. These short term successes result in long term success with our athletes being physically able to continue to train year after year.
Long Term Success Continued expansion of Athlete Leadership Program offering as well as Healthy Athletes Program screening frequency and range of service.
Program Success Monitoring
Sports program that have low attendance are assessed yearly and determinations are made whether or not to continue training and/or competitions.
Our Healthy Athlete programs are monitored by the number of athletes who are screened at each State and or Area competitions. Our Healthy Eyes is one of our most successful programs.
Program Success Examples An example is our Healthy Eyes screening. Our athletes receive regular glasses and safety/sport glasses at these screening. Being able to see properly and have the proper safety equipment provides the athletes with the necessary confidence in their particular sport,
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Special Olympics Manatee County provides year-round training and competition opportunities to approximately 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Manatee County. Participation in Special Olympics is voluntary and free of charge to all eligible participants. Participants must be at least eight years of age and have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability or a related cognitive developmental disability.
 
Because of programs such as Healthy Athletes, Athlete Leadership, and Young Athletes, Special Olympics now stands as a leader in the field of intellectual disability, making incredible strides in the areas of health, research and policy change.
 
Special Olympics Manatee County presently offers 12 sports programs throughout the year. We are a all volunteer program, all money raised in this county stays in our county.  We have identified many additional constituents that can benefit from our exceptional programs.
 
We are looking for donors that would love to make an impact in the lives of our athletes.  Your financial assistance will ensure that no athlete will ever be left behind.  Our constituents/athletes are so deserving of a chance to experience success and all that life can give them.   
 
Please become a sponsor of Hope and accomplishment for our wonderful athletes!
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 75
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
IMG Academy let us use their facility for our training practices and they help with volunteers for our games
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization Special Olympics Manatee County is an accredited sub-program of Special Olympics Florida.  Our program undergoes an accreditation every year through Special Olympics Florida. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Pamela Fazio
Company Affiliation Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County
Board Term Mar 2017 to Mar 2050
Board Chair Email pamfazio@specialolympicsmanatee.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Bankole Adebarjo County Director (intern)
Pamela Fazio Special Olympics Florida- Manatee County
Anna Sue Fitzgerald Special Olympics Florida- Manatee County
Eileen Merchant Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 76
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County has a strong management team that governs over our county activities and programs.  We also have a Development Committee/Board that is working to secure the necessary funds to keep our programs at a very high level.  Additionally we have a State of Florida Board that governs over sees the finances of every Special Olympics County Organization in the State of Florida.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $46,197.00
Projected Expenses $41,289.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$44,868$32,989$26,170
Administration Expense$4,247$8,176$5,644
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.031.97
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%80%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$29,287$30,165$45,343
Current Assets$29,287$30,165$45,343
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities($38,274)($33,668)($17,632)
Total Net Assets$67,561$63,833$62,975
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $32,852Shared/Publix $19,530Contributions, gifts, grants $34,990
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountShared/Publix $13,948Contributions, gifts, grants $18,699Shared/Publix $19,675
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $4,293Foundation & Corporate Support $1,886Foundation & Corporate Support $5,652
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
All donation raised in Manatee County stays in Manatee County, Your donation provides training, equipment, uniforms and transportation for our athletes to games. 
 

Special Olympics Manatee County athletes are given opportunities to participate without regard to economic, demographic, religious, or social factors.  Neither athletes nor parents are charged a fee to participate in the program, and activities exist for those of all ability levels, from the highly functioning to the severely challenged.  Anyone can participate in Special Olympics if they meet the eligibility criteria of having intellectual disabilities or a similar developmental disability.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the unaudited financial statements which pertain solely to Manatee County.  The Federal tax returns reflect financial information for all of Florida. Contributions include foundation and corporate support. For 2015, only the balance sheet has been provided; accordingly, no profit and loss information is currently available.
Nonprofit Special Olympics Florida - Manatee County
Address 3657 Cortez Rd West Suite 120
Bradenton, FL 34210
Phone 941 751-0049

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