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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
Jess Neely, 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

March 2018 Newsletter:

March 2018 Newsletter by Alyssa Cress on Scribd

Previous Newsletters:

February 2018

North Area Headlines
Polar Plunge Time

You have the opportunity to help raise funds for all our North Area athletes by taking a dip in icy waters!  All you need to do is raise a bear mininum of $75 and register online at www.somo.org/plunge.  If you don't like the cold then make a donation and be a virtual plunger.   We have the 3 following locations in the North Area:

Thousand Hills State Park-Feb 10th Registraion is at 11:00 and Plunge is at 1:00pm  Pee Wee Plunge 12 noon

St Joseph East Hills Shopping Center-Feb 17th Registration is at 11:00 and Plunge is at 2:00pm  Pee Wee Plunge Feb 16th inside at 6:00pm

Lake Viking Clubhouse/Beach-Feb 24th Registraion is at 11:00 and Plunge is at 2:00pm  Pee Wee Plunge 12noon

Must be 10 years and older, but is you are 9 and under we are offering a Pee Wee Plunge this year for all of those little ones that want to plunge:  $25.00 and they will receive a Goody Bag.  

Come on out and take a Plunge with us!



Monday, January 08, 2018 12:22:00 PM

James Ross Heading to USA Games!

The ladies of Coon Creek Baptist Church along with ladies from 10th Street Baptist Church spent their day cooking spaghetti sauce, cakes, pies, cookies, fudge and an array of other treats to make the fundraiser for James Ross a total success!  A steady stream of hungry supporters showed up at 10th Street Baptist Church on Thursday night to enjoy dinner, desserts, a white elephant sale and a lot of fun with the DAWGS, Disabled Athletes with Grundy Support, acting as waiters to the crowd.  The fundraiser was for James Ross who spent the evening talking about his upcoming trip to Seattle, WA in June of 2018 where he will compete on the National Stage for Special Olympics in the sport of Bocce as a representative of the DAWGS and the North Area of Special Olympics Missouri.  The fundraiser was the idea of Diana Crawford who pulled in her resources to put on a delicious meal and fun sale.  Jim and Maggie Bush showed up with the donations that were made on Wednesday, Dec. 27th at the free showing of Star at the Trenton Cinema for James Ross along with a special check from them.  Thanks to everyone who attended and helped raise over $1600 for James Ross.  Pictured above are Melody Prawitz, the North Area Director for Special Olympics Missouri, James Ross and Maggie and Jim Bush.  We would like to thank the Trenton Republican Times along with KTTN Radio for their publicity to help make this event a success! A big thank you goes out to Coon Creek Baptist Church and 10th St. Baptist Church for all your hard work and a great location! If you would like to help James with a fundraiser, please contact Judy Rash at 816-244-6380 or 660-673-6015.


Monday, January 08, 2018 12:21:00 PM






COST:  $12.00 PER PERSON OR $120 TEAM OF 10




Monday, November 13, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Chili Bingo Night

Chili Bingo Night will be held on Sunday, November 19th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Mitchell.   Cost is $6.00 per person, 3 and under free.  We will serve at 4:00pm with Bingo starting at 5:30pm.   Great Bingo prizes, 50/50 Raffle and a card game will be held as well.   Come out and let us do your cooking for you and enjoy Chili, Soup, and home made desserts.   All proceeds will benefit local athletes. 

Monday, November 13, 2017 8:56:00 AM

9th Annual Celebrity Softball Game

9th Annual Celebrity Softball Game

When:  October 17th

Where:  MWSU Softball Field

Admission:  $4.00, 5 and under free

Time:  Games open at 5:00pm/Game is at 6:00pm

Come join us for Pre-Game entertainment/Concessions/50/50 raffle and Wall of Fame!

Tailgate Party for Sponsors and Celebrites will begin at 4:30pm

Monday, October 09, 2017 2:40:00 PM

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

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