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Chevy Mesias
Athlete Spotlight

Chevy Mesias

"I can put my mind to anything and accomplish it the best way I can. I'm just so proud to be part of Special Olympics Missouri."

Athlete Info
Age18
HometownBelton
SOMO Career5 years
SportsBasketball, Track and Field and Bowling
What is your favorite SOMO memory“My favorite memory is getting to go to state with my teammates and make new friends. The memory I can remember that is my favorite is when my coach told me I was going to run the 400 race, and then I knew I could do it. I just had to put my mind to it, and I've finished it every year I did it.”
Anything else you want people to know about you?“The other things I would like people to know about me is I like to play video games, make new friends and hang out with my friends. I like to be a part of Special Olympics Missouri. I like to play basketball and all types of sports even though I'm a kid with autism. I can put my mind to anything and accomplish it the best way I can. I'm just so proud to be part of Special Olympics Missouri."
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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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 31- Feb. 6, 2023! Young Athlete Program- Wednesday, Feb. 1 Special Olympics Young Athletes…

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RELEASE: SOMO gets set for 8th Annual Springfield Polar Plunge

Springfield, MO  – The 8th Annual Polar Plunge will take place on March 4, 2023. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and swimwear and…