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Charity Navigator Awards Special Olympics Missouri a 4-Star Rating

April 9, 2013 / Comments Off on Charity Navigator Awards Special Olympics Missouri a 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded Special Olympics Missouri the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and…

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Coaches are at the center of the Special Olympics Missouri movement

March 25, 2013 / Comments Off on Coaches are at the center of the Special Olympics Missouri movement

Most people know the saying: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” This disparaging adage about teachers and coaches doesn’t give people who dedicate their lives to educate and…

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Spread the Word to End the Word on March 28

March 25, 2013 / Comments Off on Spread the Word to End the Word on March 28

March is Spread the word to End the R-word campaign month. Our youth are leading the R-word movement to address this issue of social injustice.  They are standing strong and…

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Capitol Hill Day 2013: A Day We Will Never Forget

March 19, 2013 / Comments Off on Capitol Hill Day 2013: A Day We Will Never Forget

On March 6, Special Olympics and Best Buddies representatives from all over the nation stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to spread the good news of their life-changing programs for…

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Mystie Lucast’s Journey to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

February 26, 2013 / Comments Off on Mystie Lucast’s Journey to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

By Julia Ray and Debbie Lucast, Mystie’s aunt and mom 1/26/13 Mystie Lucast is in Seoul on her journey to the 2013 Special Olympics World Games. Yesterday the highlight of…

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Award of Excellence: Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

February 5, 2013 / Comments Off on Award of Excellence: Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Each year, the Special Olympics Missouri Board of Directors chooses to recognize one organization who has made a lasting impact on our program. It is the highest honor bestowed by…

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Ray Lauer and Linda Wiederholt Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

January 29, 2013 / Comments Off on Ray Lauer and Linda Wiederholt Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

The SOMO Hall of Fame was created in 1997 by the Board of Directors as a way to recognize longevity and achievement of athletes and volunteers within the organization. A voting…

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2012 SOMO Annual Award Winners

January 23, 2013 / Comments Off on 2012 SOMO Annual Award Winners

Matt Cepeda, Emily Reyes, Terri Dallas and the Rash family were all recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the 2013 Leadership Conference Jan 19-20 in Branson. Each year, Special…

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Bernard Simons, Melissa Vighi, Marty Willadson Join SOMO Board of Directors

January 15, 2013 /

Special Olympics Missouri is proud to announce that three new members have been named to the SOMO Board of Directors. Bernard Simons Director, Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Jefferson City …

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SO Get Into It: Teaching Inclusion to Middle Schoolers

January 8, 2013 / Comments Off on SO Get Into It: Teaching Inclusion to Middle Schoolers

I grew up in a loving family with a Special Olympics athlete. My brother, a National Games gold medalist, has taught me many valuable life lessons even though he is…

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