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Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations

July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations
Athlete smiles at camera with a red microphone in front of them

This blog post was written by athlete-leader and SOMO board of directors member Jared Niemeyer. In June, Niemeyer attended the United Nations 12th Conference of State Parties to the Convention for…

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Special Olympics Missouri receives designation as an official Healthy Community

July 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri receives designation as an official Healthy Community
Volunteer cleans athletes teeth during a health screening

On Thursday, July 18, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) received designation as an official “Healthy Community!” SOMO is now one of 19 organizations internationally recognized by Special Olympics International (SOI) with…

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The Impact of Young Athletes

July 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The Impact of Young Athletes
Young athlete laying on belly under a parachute and looking up while smiling

 Editor’s note: This session of Young Athletes concluded in early May 2019. On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof…

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SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

May 8, 2019 / Comments Off on SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

During the month of March, mid-western towns along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers battled unseasonably heavy rainfall and rising river levels. One area hit particularly hard by the flooding was…

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Guest post: Athlete-leader Lynna Hodgson’s Q&A with former, new SOMO CEOs

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Guest post: Athlete-leader Lynna Hodgson’s Q&A with former, new SOMO CEOs
Two SOMO staff members pose together at the side of the Special Olympics Missouri podium

Lynna Hodgson is an athlete-leader from Lee’s Summit. She writes on her personal blog and we highlight those posts from time to time. This is a re-post from her April…

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Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”

April 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”
Athlete gives tour of the Training for Life Campus

Inspired by our mission, SOMO offers programs that cultivate the whole athlete on and off the sports field. It’s easy to see that lives can’t help but be changed through…

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World Games 2019 Update 6

March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on World Games 2019 Update 6

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It’s been a wonderful day! One we’ll remember, cherish…

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2019 World Games Update 5

March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 World Games Update 5

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  It’s been a great day of world-class, edge of…

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2019 World Games Update 4

March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 World Games Update 4

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  A big hello to all of Colin’s support team,…

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World Games 2019 Update 3

March 17, 2019 / Comments Off on World Games 2019 Update 3

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This has been a day that’s hard to put…

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