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Area Contact Information

2300 Frederick Ave. Suite #204 / St. Joseph, MO 64506
Phone:816-233-6232 / Fax: 816-233-0130 

Area Staff:
Melody Prawitz, Development Director
Alyssa Cress, Program Coordinator 

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 Headlines
2017 Torch Run

It is time for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the North Area legs of the Torch Run will begin on Tuesday, May 23rd with the Torch starting in Maryville, being passed on to MSHP Troop H and then Savannah and finishing in St. Joseph starting at 3:00pm.  

Wednesday, May 24th the Torch will begin in Chillicothe at the Chillicothe Correctional Center at 9:00am, then to Trenton to start at 10:00am, 12noon in Gallatin and 1:00pm in Cameron. 

Thanks to all the law enforcement officers that will be running the Torch this week in honor of our State Summer Games being held in Springfield         June 2nd - 4th. 

Monday, May 22, 2017 3:24:00 PM

2017 CCC Poker Run

Monday, May 22, 2017 3:19:00 PM

2nd Annual Guardian of Flame 5K 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017 1:58:00 PM

WMCC Softball Tournament


Monday, May 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Sam's Club Hosts Kickball Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics Missouri


When: Saturday October 8th

Where: Midwest Sports Complex (Bluff Woods) 6911 Memorial Highway

Cost: Entry fee will be $100 a teamTeams will consist of 9 players on defense with a minimum of 2 girls on the field at all times.

For more info, to register your team and for additional rules please contact  Dave Hubbard (816) 273-6706 or email djhubba.s04920.us@samsclub.com


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:24:00 PM

Eighth Annual Celebrity Softball Game

Celebrity Softball Game Comes to St. Joe

Special Olympics Missouri will hold its eighth annual celebrity softball game Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Phil Welch Stadium in St. Joseph. 

The game will feature celebrities like former NFL players T. Rucker and Michael Hill, and Mayor Bill Falkner among others. It will also feature a Special Olympics softball team, the St. Joe Sluggers.

Tickets will be $4.00 and kids five and under get in free, with proceeds going towards Special Olympics Missouri programs in the North Area. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., game time is at 6:00. Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:06:00 PM

Guardian of the Flame 5K Results

We had a wonderful day for the 1st Annual Guardian of the Flame 5k, it started out a little wet/windy but the sun came out and we had a great event.  The winners and the times are posted below.   Thanks for everyone that came out to volunteer, run/walk or fans on the sidelines.   Thank you to all the sponsors, our total for the event was $2,150. 

Over all winners Male-Paul Yoder 20:25/Female-Jill Williams 28:19 

Walkers-Christine Steele/Debbie Morin 1st with 17:48/Brenn Bushnell 2nd with 17:55/Kimberley Gibson 3rd with 17:57


19 & Under-Male-Gavin Pike 1st 27:01/Panayotis Laberis 2nd 40:21/Female-Anna Bucheit 1st 34:50

20-29-Male-Joey Smith 1st 27:14/Female-Laura Thierrs 1st 29:14/Camden Woods 2nd 32:18

30-39-Male-Jeffrey Seppala 1st 24:08/Mike Bazemore 2nd 27:09/Victor Marquez 3rd 27:54/Trent Haley 4th 28:51/Eric Dickson 5th 29:06/Female-Shandra Morin 1st 30:21/Melissa Dickson 2nd 29:04

40-49-Male-Paul Yoder 1st 20:25/Rob Tinger 2nd 23:14

50-59-Male-Larry Gibson 1st 23:32/Tim Peters 2nd 29:39/Female-Jill Williams 1st 28:19/Lisa Dalhman 2nd 29:49/Carla Mayer 3rd 35:53

60+-Male-Dan Martin 1st 23:28/Lynn McClamroch 2nd 31:14



Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:13:00 PM

Law Enforcement Poker Run






WHEN:  Saturday, September 3rd

Start:  Harley Davidson in St. Joseph

Registration begins at 10:30, kickstands up at 12noon

$25.00 per rider/$15.00 per passenger

Finish approx. 4:30pm at Rockin' & Rollin' on the River Event

St Joseph Frontier Casino!

Call (816) 233-6232 to register or come out on Saturday and Register!

Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Highest Poker Hands!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:51:00 AM

Volunteers Opportunities-Fall Sports

 OUr athletes are hard at work, practicing and preparing for our annual Area Softball and Flag Football tournaments.  Details on each event can be found below:ea Flag Football.

Area Softball Tournament                                                                 Savannah Youth Complex                                                                            110 N Ironwood, Savannah MO                                                           Saturday, August 6th                                                                             Various shifts running from 7:30am-4pm

Flag Football Tournament                                                                      Cameron High School Football Field                                                           522 S Chestnut St., Cameron, MO                                                          Saturday, September 20th                                                                     Various shifts running from 3:30pm-9:30pm

We are looking for FUN and ENERGETIC individuals who want to help make these tournaments special for our athletes.  May of our opportunities don't require ANY prior experience!

Volunteers can view volunteer opportunities and register online at north.somo.volunteerhub.com or contacting Alyssa Humphreys directly at 816-233-6232 or Humphreys@somo.org

If you are available and would like to volunteer please visit




Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:51:00 PM

Tip A Cop

Please come on out to Bandanas on Thursday, September 28th and support our local law enforcement officers with tips.  Officers representing St. Joseph Police Department, Maryville Treatment Center and Buchanan County Sheriff's Department will help wait tables, refill drinks and seat patrons all for donations to support Special Olympics Missouri.   The officers will be at Bandanas from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

We would like to thank Bandanas for allowing our officers to be at the restaurant and assisting in this fundraiser for the North Area Athletes.  


Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:42:00 PM

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