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Aiden Denker
Athlete Spotlight

Aiden Denker

"My advice - go for it! If there is something you want to try, try it. Don’t be afraid. Your coaches will help you, and you will succeed."

Athlete Info
Age15
HometownBelton
SOMO Career7 years
SportsBocce, basketball and track
What is your favorite SOMO memory?My favorite memory was going to my first big track meet at Lee's Summit North High Schol. I was so nervous and thought I forgot how to do everything. But, everyone was cheering and all of the coaches from all the schools helped me out. It didn't matter if they were on the other team. Everyone wanted to see me succeed.
Anything else you want people to know about you?I also love football. I’m a huge Chiefs fan and can probably repeat any Chiefs score from the last three years. I’m lucky to have curly hair, so I get the “Mahomes” style haircut, because why wouldn’t I?
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

Special Olympics Missouri athletes played against athletes from Special Olympics Kansas at Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Mo. at Chiefs Training Camp on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Special Olympics Missouri athletes compete at Chiefs Training Camp

ST. JOSEPH – The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only football team training at Missouri Western State University on Thursday. Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics Kansas faced off…

Joe Peart

Law enforcement’s bond with Special Olympics Missouri continues at USA Games

Author: Diego Branda | Special Olympics Missouri marketing and communications intern ORLANDO – The relationship between law enforcement and Special Olympics Missouri has an extensive history. Whether it be organizing…