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Financial Partner Spotlight

Derek Kent

“Derek has partnered with the SW area office to help support our programs through multiple fundraising days at Smoothie King locations in Springfield and Joplin. He continues to come up with new ideas on how we can grow our partnership and is dedicated to supporting SOMO athletes. Derek is a true SOMO partner and shows an amazing passion for our athletes. We are so grateful for his support.”

- Haley Blevins | Southwest Area Development Director

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Years with SOMO1+
Staff Spotlight

Carol Griffin

“Carol is always working on SOMO stuff (If I didn't know any better, I would think she lives at headquarters. LOL). She is always on the go and willing to help in any way she can. Carol is a friend to all she meets. Her passion for healthy athletes is very evident in all the time she spends working with doctors, nurses and various other health professionals. ”

- Norma Gilliland | Administrative Specialist 

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LocatedJefferson City
Years with SOMO8
Staff Spotlight

Steve Stegeman

“Steve does a great job of keeping our building running smoothly. He is always prepared for groups/events and has the gym or conference rooms ready to go with they arrive, and is always willing to help in other areas if needed.

- Greg Wingrath | Program and Volunteer Specialist 
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LocatedJefferson City
Years with SOMO5

SOMO News & Updates

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Tipton and Camdenton Unified basketball teams compete at 2023 Norm Stewart Classic

COLUMBIA – Two Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Unified basketball teams had the opportunity to kickoff the 2023 Norm Stewart Classic on Thursday, Dec. 7. Tipton’s Unified basketball team played 3-on-3…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 28- Dec. 4

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 28- Dec. 4, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: Nov. 28- Dec. 1 This past week was another…