2014 State Outdoor Games

Dear mid-Missourians,

We can’t possibly thank you enough for everything you’ve done to make the Special Olympics State Outdoor Games an unbelievable event for our athletes in the first year back to Jefferson City since 2007.

We owe the majority of the success to the Games Management Team, the sponsors, to the media partners and to the hundreds of dedicated volunteers in the Jefferson City area. You gave 900 athletes and coaches an experience that they will never forget; for that, we are eternally grateful.

We want to make sure we thank our 2014 State Outdoor Games sponsors, because without them this event wouldn’t take place: Law Enforcement Torch Run®, Missouri State Council Knights of Columbus, Shop ‘n Save, Missouri Association of Student Councils, KRCG-TV, Zimmer Radio, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carson Coil Attorneys at Law, the National BioDiesel Board, Double Vision, Missouri Foundation for Health, Jefferson Bank and Riback.

Other State Outdoor Games supporters include: Central Bank, Diamond Pet Food, First Financial Credit Union, Data Comm, Hawthorn Bank, MSAE, Naught-Naught Insurance, US Bank, Modern-Litho/Brown Printing, Mid-American Bank, Allstate Insurance, Missouri Builders Services, Huber & Associates, GroupOne Health Source and Central Missouri Vending. 

Thank you to our hosts, who worked tirelessly to offer our athletes and coaches the best facilities possible for competition this past weekend: Railwood Golf Course, Turkey Creek Golf Center, YMCA, Capitol Plaza Hotel, 63 Sports Complex, Jefferson City High School and Jefferson City Parks and Recreation.

And finally to the Jefferson City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, especially Chris Wilson and Diane Gillespie, thank you for taking all of these separate entities and making sure we were a well-oiled machine since the announcement of our return more than 12 months ago. Your guidance is appreciated and we couldn’t be more excited to see where we can take this event in the next three years with you by our side.

This isn’t goodbye until next October, however. We have plenty of area events for you to stay involved with including area bowling competition (Oct. 27 in Fort Leonard Wood and Nov. 8 in Whiteman Air Force Base), area basketball competition (Jan. 10 in Columbia), the Polar Plunge (Feb. 21 in Columbia and Feb. 28 at Lake of the Ozarks) and the Area Spring Games in April. More information on all of our events is available on our website at www.SOMO.org.

We knew we had a good reason to come back to Jefferson City. Thank you for making it a great weekend of competition, friendship, sportsmanship and fun.

Mark Musso
President/CEO, Special Olympics Missouri


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Volunteers play an integral part in the success of this event. Volunteers are needed to assist with jobs such as scorekeeping, prepping awards, handing out lunches, and more. No sports knowledge is necessary; training will be provided on site. Please direct any questions to volunteer@somo.org. 

Online volunteer registration is now closed. However, we still need at least 45 volunteers on Friday, Oct. 3. If you'd like to join us, please report to one of the following sites: 

  • Tennis competition, Washington Park (711 Kansas St), 7:30 am - 11:30 am 
  • Bocce competition, 63 Sports Complex (12575 Renz Farm), 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Bocce competition, 63 Sports Complex (12575 Renz Farm), 12 pm - 5 pm
  • You are also welcome to come to Binder Softball Complex (200 South BInder Lake Rd) on Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm or Sunday from 8 am - 11 am

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Friday, Oct. 3

8 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Golf competition (Railwood Golf Course)
9 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Golf skills competition (Turkey Creek Golf Center)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Bocce competition (63 Sports Complex)
8 a.m.-3 p.m. -- Tennis competition (Washington Park)
7-8 p.m. -- Opening Ceremony (Capitol Plaza Hotel)

Saturday, Oct. 4
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. -- Softball competition (Binder Park)
9 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Flag football competition (Jefferson City High School)
9:30 a.m.-Noon -- Softball individual skills competition (Binder Park)
4:30-6:30 p.m.-- Dinner (YMCA on Ellis Blvd.)
5-7 p.m. -- Healthy Athletes (YMCA on Ellis Blvd.)
5:30-7 p.m. --Victory Village (YMCA on Ellis Blvd.)
7-9 p.m. -- Dance/Bingo (YMCA on Ellis Blvd.)

Sunday, Oct. 5
8:30-11 a.m.  Softball competition(Binder Park)



Parking at Capitol Plaza Hotel

Parking for people staying at the Plaza Capitol Hotel and those attending Opening Ceremony on Friday night should park in the lots across the street from the hotel. The spots with the asterisks are where we can park so long as it's after 5:30 p.m. on Friday.


Coaches' Handbook

2014 Outdoor Game Coaches Handbook

Fact Sheet

2014 SOG Fact Sheet


Mention Special Olympics Missouri for the special room rate at these family and fan hotels!

Double Tree Hotel
422 Monroe Street
Double $93.60

Truman Hotel
1510 Jefferson Street
Double $82.00



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