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Area Contact Information

702 S Woodbine Rd, St Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-233-6232 / Fax: 816-233-0130

Area Staff:
Melody Prawitz, Development Director
Todd Stutzman, Program Director

Counties served:
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan and Worth

North Area events

Tennis

KC / North Area Tennis Tournament

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4747 Mill Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States

Entries are due Thursday, June 30.  Questions?  Please contact Meg Ward: ward@somo.org

Bowling

North Area Bowling Tournament Chillicothe

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2870 Grand Dr
Chillicothe, MO 64601 United States

Team entries are due to Todd by Thursday, October 13th.  Please email entries to stutzman@somo.org. This event will be held at Fast Lanes in Chillicothe, MO Questions? Contact Todd Stutzman…

An athlete pushes a pink bowling ball down a ramp while flanked by volunteers on either side

North Area Bowling Tournament St Joseph

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6938 King Hill Ave
St Joseph, MO 64506 United States

Team entries are due to Todd by Thursday, October 20th.  Please email entries to stutzman@somo.org. This event will be held at Revolutionsw Lanes & Fun Center in St Joseph, MO…

North Area blog posts

Special Olympics Missouri athletes played against athletes from Special Olympics Kansas at Spratt Stadium in St. Joseph, Mo. at Chiefs Training Camp on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Special Olympics Missouri athletes compete at Chiefs Training Camp

ST. JOSEPH – The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only football team training at Missouri Western State University on Thursday. Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics Kansas faced off…

Two SOMO volleyball teams shake hands at the State Summer Games at the MizzouRec on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Columbia, Mo.

SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

Group of people standing on a basketball court smiling at the camera

Meet the Team: Team Missouri 3 on 3 basketball

Meet the team that will represent Missouri in 3 on 3 basketball at USA Games, this summer at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, June 5-12. They are led by their coach…

Athlete poses with award and smiles at camera

Jared Niemeyer named SOMO Athlete of the Year, other athletes honored

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 Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year,…

Athlete smiles at camera with a red microphone in front of them

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

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…

Second Harvest community Food Bank

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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