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Amanda Koch
Athlete Spotlight

Amanda Koch

"I love Special Olympics because it is a great way to make friends and to show some team spirit."

Athlete Info
Age36
HometownWashington
SOMO Career20+ years
SportsVolleyball, basketball, bocce, softball & bowling
What's your favorite part of SOMO?My favorite part of SOMO is family, friends, getting to travel and being involved with educational programs.
Anything else you want people to know about you?Yes I have a personal assistant who helps me with cooking, organizing, paperwork if needed, volunteering, shopping, price comparing, cleaning if needed and much more.
Keith Slaughter
Volunteer Spotlight

Keith Slaughter

"Sports bring people together and bring joy, and I believe this is also my favorite part about Special Olympics."

Volunteer Info
Age24
HometownKansas City
Years as a Volunteer9 years
Favorite SOMO memoryMy favorite memory was playing softball in Lees Summit, MO and this game must’ve gone into 3 or 4 extra innings, but we ended up winning by 1 run. The game lasted several hours, but was the most fun I’ve had playing softball.
What else do you enjoy?Something else people should know about me that’s fun and exciting is I love mathematics and solving problems related to math.

SOMO News & Updates

SOMO athlete Lynna Hodgson competes at the State Summer Games  on June 5, 2021 at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will bring around 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and unified partners from across the state to Columbia May 20-22. The…

A SOMO athlete from Jefferson City High School receives a physical at the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City, Mo. on Friday, April 22, 2022.

SOMO to host first-ever Health and Fitness Fair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Special Olympics Missouri is proud to host its first-ever Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Training for Life…