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Profile: Justin Janes, 2015 Raffle Winner

June 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Profile: Justin Janes, 2015 Raffle Winner

The 2016 Drive it Home Raffle tickets are for sale, which means you could be the recipient of $500 or, if you’re as lucky as Justin Janes, a brand new…

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Ali Remembered at Special Olympics

June 7, 2016 / Comments Off on Ali Remembered at Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri Risk Management Director Gary Brimer shares a story about boxer Muhammed Ali, who passed away Friday, and his experience at the Special Olympics. Ali, a three-time World…

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SOMO recognizes first ‘School of Character:’ Pleasant Hope H.S.

May 26, 2016 / Comments Off on SOMO recognizes first ‘School of Character:’ Pleasant Hope H.S.

Special Olympics Missouri staff is proud to recognize Pleasant Hope High School and its student council as the non-profit’s first School of Character Award of Merit recipient for the 2015-16…

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Be Brave: Go Over the Edge!

May 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Be Brave: Go Over the Edge!

For Lt. Col. Sandy Karsten of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, rappelling 13 stories down the Jefferson State Office building is a way to be more like Special Olympics athletes,…

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Missouri Association of Student Councils Celebrates 25 Years of Friendship

May 2, 2016 / Comments Off on Missouri Association of Student Councils Celebrates 25 Years of Friendship

What started as a way for youth leaders in Missouri to volunteer their time and learn about inclusion 25 years ago has grown into a relationship between Special Olympics athletes…

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebrates 30th Anniversary

April 26, 2016 /

Law enforcement officers serve selflessly every day to keep our communities safe places to live, work, and play. In partnership with Special Olympics Missouri, law enforcement officers are participating in…

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Q&A: Paula & Greg Burns – 2015 Outstanding Volunteers

February 25, 2016 /

We wanted to expand on our posts from last month that singled out our area award winners and eventual statewide winners in all of the categories (athlete, family, volunteer and…

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Jessica Jansen named statewide Outstanding Athlete, others honored

January 25, 2016 / Comments Off on Jessica Jansen named statewide Outstanding Athlete, others honored

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gTqXO1G3E&w=560&h=315] All of the athletes below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 16 in Branson.…

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Greg & Paula Burns named statewide Outstanding Volunteer, others honored

January 25, 2016 / Comments Off on Greg & Paula Burns named statewide Outstanding Volunteer, others honored

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_3fsBqTZ9I&w=420&h=315] All of the volunteers below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 16 in Branson. Each…

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The Dwyer family named statewide Outstanding Family, others honored

January 25, 2016 / Comments Off on The Dwyer family named statewide Outstanding Family, others honored

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUXB3OuT8K0&w=420&h=315] All of the families below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Jan. 16 in Branson. Each…

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