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Allison D'Agostino
Athlete Spotlight

Allison D'Agostino

"I would not be the person I am today without Special Olympics. They are my second family, and they can be yours too!"

Athlete Info
SOMO Career13 years
Tell us about your SOMO experienceSpecial Olympics has always been there for me. When I needed a pick-me-up for anything emotional, physical, or mental, someone would show up.
Anything else to share?I love to read, write, and play video games. I write books, and have been for over ten years now. I haven’t published anything yet, but I intend to do so if it’s the last thing I do.
Mark Slaughter UP
Volunteer Spotlight

Mark Slaughter

"I love Special Olympics because it gives me an opportunity to assist in a program I believe in."

Volunteer Info
HometownKansas City
Years as a Volunteer10 years
What's your favorite SOMO memory?Having the opportunity to compete as a Unified Partner for a gold medal during basketball season traveling to Fort Leonard Wood.
Anything else to share?Everybody deserves the chance to participate in physical activity and competitive sports no matter who they are. My advice to the participants would be to have a positive mindset no matter the outcome and just have fun!

SOMO News & Updates

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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid speaks to a crowd of Special Olympics Missouri supporters on June 10 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid boosts SOMO

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid pointed to the resilience of Special Olympics athletes, then called on a crowd of some 300 people to “step up and step out” to support Special Olympics Missouri Thursday night at “An Evening With Andy Reid” at Arrowhead Stadium.

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