2016 SSG family survey
As a service to our family and fans attending the 2016 State Summer Games, we are asking them to pre-register below. By pre-registering, they will receive a pre-games email with information that includes:
-- Driving directions
-- Opening Ceremony
-- Things to know
-- How to stay connected during the games

All families and fans who pre-register, need to check in at the family/fans check-in area (Bear Blvd. and John Q. Hammons Pkwy.) to receive their wristband and free gift!
Questions that require an answer are marked with  *
1 * First name
2 * Last name
3 * Address (Number, street name, city, state, zip)
4 * Primary phone number (###-###-#####)
5 * Email
6 If staying in Springfield, what hotel are you staying at?
7 * Names of your athletes competing (ie: George, Abigail, etc.)

State Summer Games

Missouri State University
Springfield, Mo.
May 20-22, 2016

More than 2,000 athletes and coaches, along with family and friends from across Missouri will converge in Springfield May 20-22, 2016, for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. This will be the second year back in Springfield since 2011. We're excited to be back in the Springfield community and can't wait to see all the support that we know you can give us!

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Athletics (Track & Field)

SCHEDULE (tentative): 

Friday, May 20
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Volleyball Competition, Hammons Student Center
7:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony, Hammons Student Center

Saturday, May 21
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Track & Field Competition, MSU Track & Soccer Complex
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Aquatics Competition, 
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Powerlifting Competition, Hammons Student Center
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Victory Village, Bear Blvd
12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Healthy Athletes Park (Fit Feet, FunFitness, Healthy Hearing, Special Smiles, Med Fest)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Bingo & Dance, Hammons Student Center

Sunday, May 22
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Track & Field Competition, MSU Track & Soccer Complex 


2016 State Summer Games map


Sign up to volunteer here! Volunteers play a crucial role in putting on these games for our athletes. We rely on volunteers for everything from setup and tear down to timekeepers and awards assistance. No sports knowledge is required, and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt along with a rewarding experience!  Click here for a video explaining what to expect when you volunteer. Choose the day that works for you and register online:


If you're interested in helping out the State Summer Games in a different fashion than just volunteering, maybe a sponsorship is what you're looking for! Look over the different sponsorship levels and contact Carol Griffin if you have any questions.



From St. Louis

-Take 44 West
-Take exit 82A merge onto US-65 S toward Branson
-Take US-65 BUS/Chestnut Expressway exit
-Keep right at fork and merge onto E. Chestnut Expressway
-Left onto N. Sherman Parkway / S. John Q Hammons Parkway
-Left onto E. Madison St to Plaster Student Union.

From Cape Girardeau
-Take 55 South
-Take exit 66B onto US60 West-Stay on 60 West
-Take National Ave. exit
-Merge onto S. National Ave.
-Turn left onto E. Grant St.
-Turn right onto Kimbrough
-Turn right onto Elm
- Turn right onto John Q. Hammons Parkway
- Turn left onto E. Madison St. to Plaster Student Union

From Kansas City
-Take US 71 South
-Take exit 157 for MO-7 South toward Clinton and follow MO-7 South
-Continue onto MO-13 S
-Turn left onto E. Chestnut Expressway.
-Turn right onto N Sherman Pkwy / S. John Q Hammons Parkway
-Turn left onto E. Madison St to Plaster Student Union.

From Columbia/Jeff City
-Take 63 South
-Merge onto 54W/63S
-Turn right merge onto MO-5 S
-Turn left onto N. Jefferson
-Merge onto I-44
-Take exit 82A and merge onto US65 South toward Branson
-Take US-65 BUS/Chestnut Expressway exit
-Keep right at fork and merge onto E. Chestnut Expressway
-Left onto N. Sherman Parkway / S. John Q Hammons Parkway
-Left onto E. Madison to Plaster Student Union.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1117 E St. Louis St.
Springfield, MO
Double $92/Night
(417) 862-0070

University Plaza Hotel
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy 
Springfield, MO, 65806
417. 864.7333 

Best Western Rt. 66 Rail Haven
203 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802

Days Inn South
621 W. Sunshine
Springfield, MO,65807

Event Guide:

Coming soon!


Renting a vehicle?

Choose Enterprise at this link for a special deal for SOMO fans.


Donations are needed to cover the cost of this event. Businesses interested in sponsoring this event should contact Carol Griffin at 573-635-1660. Donations can also be mailed to Special Olympics Missouri - 2016 State Summer Games, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

LETR, law enforcement            



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