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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

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Special Olympics Missouri Selects New CEO

The Board of Directors for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Larry Linthacum as the statewide non-profit organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.…

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Gudenkauf family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year

Each year, Special Olympics Missouri salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. Each area nominee is submitted for statewide recognition, and the overall winners were…

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