Sallarulo's Race History

Goals

Share the Athlete's gifts, skills and friendship with our community.

Establish an annual fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Florida - Broward County.

Educate the Broward community that Special Olympics is a year-round program.


History

Sallarulo’s Race for Champions was created by Paul, Patrick and Samantha Sallarulo to raise money for Special Olympics Florida - Broward County.

Paul is a member of the NSU Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Wayne H. Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Dental School – Advisory Board, and President of the International NSU Alumni Association. Paul has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics and has been working with people with special needs since he was 16 years old.

In 2006, Paul raised money for Special Olympics Florida - Broward County by collecting donations that spurred on his personal goal of completing a half marathon in Orlando to mark his 50thbirthday. He finished the race and surpassed his fundraising goal, generating $130,000 in donations. He then wanted to create an event where the community could join him in his support of Special Olympics Florida - Broward County, so the 5K run/walk was born.


Special Olympics Florida - Broward County

The mission of Special Olympics Florida - Broward County is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.