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Financial Partner Spotlight

Knights of Columbus Council 1111

"We have chosen to highlight Cape Girardeau Knights of Columbus Council 1111.
In the year 2023 their support and contributions have simply been amazing.
They chose Special Olympics as the charity for the State Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament. This event raised over $12,000 for the athletes in the Southeast Area. They invited our athletes to be a part of the event and it was such a fun day for them. Then two months later volunteer and assist with the Scott Wright Memorial Cornhole Tournament. They provide the venue, food and drink and help with the execution of the event.
This group means to much to the athletes in the Southeast Area and in the entire state. They provide overwhelming support financially and emotionally. Our athletes love being with them at events and working side by side with them competing or volunteering. They are committed to making the lives of our athletes better and make it obvious in so many ways. They are inviting and accepting always. "

- Penny Williams | Development Director

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LocatedCape Girardeau
Years with SOMO10+
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Staff Spotlight

Crystal Schuster

"Crystal works so hard, especially with LETR events. The kickoff was perfect, and she coordinated the whole thing! Regardless of stress and time, she managed to host a very memorable event for all.

Crystal has dedicated many years to the organization and has seen many of its ups and downs. Despite that, she has continued to give Special Olympics Missouri her all and show up for the organization every day.  "

- Makenna Branch | Accounting Specialist

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Years with SOMO18
Doug Kissinger
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Doug Kissinger

"Doug is a "Fan" of SOMO and wants what is best for our SOMO athletes! He along with some of the other Knights, drove several hours to participate in the Bocce Unified Superhero Tournament, where they could have the opportunity to meet more athletes! Doug knows the importance of the SOMO mission and looks to the future to see how the Knights/SOMO Partnership can continue to grow! We wish Doug the best, as his leadership in this role comes to a close in April/2024, but no worries he will be there for us, along with many other wonderful Knights, the Councils and Auxiliaries. Thank you!"

-  Carol Griffin | Health Partnership Director

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Years with SOMO10+

SOMO News & Updates

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SOMO Unified basketball teams shine at Zou Jam

COLUMBIA – Four Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Unified basketball teams competed at the Zou Jam NIRSA Regional Championship at the MizzouRec on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. SOMO has statewide partnership…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Feb. 13-20

Here’s a look back at the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Feb. 13-Feb. 19! Training for Life Campus Events: All Week! TLC events are back for the new year!…