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Coach McCullick stands out by blending in

December 28, 2013 / Comments Off on Coach McCullick stands out by blending in

This is the third in a series of stories compiled by Special Olympics Missouri to highlight those people within the organization who are doing great things. The Special Olympics Missourian…

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Officer Mark Wiesemann named 2013 Letz Award Winner

December 13, 2013 /

Congratulations to our “unsung hero” Officer Mark Wiesemann Officer Mark Wiesemann of the Lee’s Summit Police Department was awarded the John Michael Letz Award, the highest award presented by the…

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SOMOian of the Month (November): Matt Krippel, Athlete (St. Louis Metro Area)

December 3, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMOian of the Month (November): Matt Krippel, Athlete (St. Louis Metro Area)

This is the second in a series of stories compiled by Special Olympics Missouri to highlight those people within the organization who are doing great things. The Special Olympics Missourian of…

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SOMO: It runs in the Lang family

November 26, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMO: It runs in the Lang family

Special Olympics runs in the family for the Langs of Dittmer, 30 miles southwest of St. Louis. Amanda, 21, plays as a Unified Partner with her brother Alex, 16. Amanda and Alex…

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SOMO Athlete Raising “Buckets of Money” for Training for Life Campus

October 30, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMO Athlete Raising “Buckets of Money” for Training for Life Campus

Jared Niemeyer makes his own fundraising plan Jared Niemeyer is a familiar face around the Special Olympics community in Missouri. He’s competed for years in a variety of sports, served…

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SOMO(ian) of the Month: Justin Baker, Athlete (Central Area)

October 29, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMO(ian) of the Month: Justin Baker, Athlete (Central Area)

This is the first in a series of stories compiled by Special Olympics Missouri to highlight those people within the organization who are doing great things. The Special Olympics Missourian…

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Do what you love, love what you do

October 22, 2013 / Comments Off on Do what you love, love what you do

Ashley Dawson is the Project UNIFY Manager for SOMO. You can reach her at dawson@somo.org.  I’m one of those truly lucky people who get to wake up in the morning…

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SOMO Athlete Spotlight — Sierra Simmons

October 4, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMO Athlete Spotlight — Sierra Simmons

Meet this week’s featured athlete in our SOMO Spotlight: Sierra Simmons! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Isw56Mz30&w=560&h=315]

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SOMO Athlete Spotlight — Sarah Byland

October 4, 2013 / Comments Off on SOMO Athlete Spotlight — Sarah Byland

Meet the September 25 SOMO featured athlete: Sarah Byland from Columbia! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZDG808kFq4&w=420&h=315]

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Young Athlete Interview

October 1, 2013 / Comments Off on Young Athlete Interview

The following is an interview with Eli Johnson, 5, from Skidmore, and his parents, Roger and Kathy. The Young Athletes Program is designed to reach out to children with intellectual…

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