The 2013 State Fall Games are over!

Before we look forward to the newly-named 2014 State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City next October, let's take a moment to reflect on four wonderful years in Cape Girardeau.

Mark Musso's Letter to the Editor

Dear Southeast Missourians,

We can’t possibly thank you enough for everything you’ve done to make the Special Olympics State Fall Games these last four years one of the best events we offer.

We owe the majority of the success to the sponsors, to the media partners and to the hundreds of dedicated volunteers in the Cape Girardeau area. You gave at least 800 athletes per year an experience that they will never forget; for that, we are eternally grateful.

This year we brought nearly 1,100 athletes, which is the most we’ve ever had come to Cape Girardeau. We truly believe that it’s because the word got out that southeast Missouri knows how to put on a world-class event for our athletes.

We want to make sure we thank our 2013 State Fall 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, Procter & Gamble, Southeast Missourian, KFVS 12, Mississippi River Radio, Show-Me Center and City of Cape Girardeau – Parks and Recreation.

This isn’t goodbye though. We have plenty of area events for you to stay involved with including area bowling competition (Nov. 3 in Poplar Bluff, Nov. 9 in Farmington and Nov. 16 in Cape Girardeau), the Polar Plunge (Feb. 1 at Lake Boutin) and the Area Spring Games in April in Cape Girardeau.

We encourage you to stay involved with our program and to continue making a huge difference in the lives of our athletes. After four incredibly successful years, we hope that you want to stay involved because you have been just as changed by the experience as our athletes.

As always, more information on all of our events and fundraisers is available on our website at

Thank you for everything you’ve done and everything you’ll continue to do for nearly 17,000 Special Olympics Missouri athletes statewide.

Mark Musso, President/CEO, Special Olympics Missouri

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2013 State Fall Games photos




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Thursday, Oct. 10
6-8 p.m.  Registration/Dinner (A.C. Brase Arena)
7 p.m.:  Coaches meeting (A.C.Brase Arena)

Friday, Oct. 11
8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Golf Competition (Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course)
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Tennis Competition (Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks Tennis Complex)
9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Golf Competition -- Individual Skills (Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course)
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Bocce Competition (Shawnee Soccer Fields)
11 a.m. -1 p.m.: Lunch (Served at venues)
6:15 p.m.:  Coaches meeting (Show-Me Center, 2nd floor NE upper concourse)
7-9 p.m.: Opening Ceremony (Show-Me Center)

Saturday, Oct. 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Softball Competition -- Teams (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)
9-10 a.m.   Softball -- Individual Skills (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Flag Football Competition (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch (Served at venues)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Healthy Athlete Park/Victory Village (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Softball Individual Skills Finals (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)
6-7 p.m.: Dinner (SEMO Student Rec Center -- North)
7-9:30 p.m.: Dance/Bingo (SEMO Student Rec Center -- North)

Sunday, Oct. 13
8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Softball Competition (Shawnee Park Sports Complex)

Fact Sheet

2013 Fall Games Fact Sheet


2013 State Fall Games Map - Cape Girardeau by SOMissouri

Coaches' Handbook

2013 Fall Games Coaches Handbook - UPDATED 9-25-13

Hotel Accomodations:

Auburn Place Hotel and Suites
Victorian Inn & Suites
3265 William St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Hampton Inn
103 Cape W. Parkway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-3000

Super 8
2001 N. Kingshighway St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 339-0808

Drury Lodge
104 South Vantage Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 334-7151

Pear Tree Inn
3248 William St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 334-3000

Drury Suites
3303 Campster Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702
(573) 339-9500

Drury Inn & Suites -- Jackson
225 Drury Lane
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 243-9200

Comfort Suites 
2904 Old Orchard Road
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 204-0014

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