Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

P.O. Box 140
Duenweg, MO 64841-0140
Phone: 913-206-6781


Area Staff:

Jana Fornelli, Program Manager

Counties served:
Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster and Wright

Southwest Area events

2021 Polar Plunge logo with a Jurassic Park theme

Springfield Polar Plunge

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
MO United States

www.somo.org/plunge to register

Jody Davis Powerlifting

SW Area Powerlifting

April 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
509 W. MO-174
Republic, MO 65738 United States

SW Area Powerlifting LOCATION: Cross Fit Republic, 509 W, MO-174, Republic, MO 65738 DATE: Saturday, April 3, 2021 Times: Weigh in 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies 11:45 AM Competition begins Noon…

Two young athletes stand on a medal stand showing off their medals with a law enforcement officer raising their fist in the area and smiling

SW Area Local Track at Carthage

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
2600 S. River Street
Carthage, MO 64836 United States

Carthage High School will host their annual Special Olympics Local Track Meet on April 13. Rain date is scheduled for April 14. Location: Carthage High School, 2600 S. River Street,…

A long jump athlete flies through the air with arms outstretched as they are about to land in the sand

SW Area Track & Field at Clever High School

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6800 State Highway 14 W
Clever, MO 65631

Wednesday, April 28th  (No rain date) LOCATION: Clever High School, 6800 State Highway 14 W, Clever, MO 65631 Tentative Schedules: 8:00-8:30         Coaches Check In – turn in Bib cards…

A volunteer shoots off a starter gun and three athletes burst forward from the starting lane

SW Area Track & Field at Carl Junction High School

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
806 W Z Hwy
Carl Junction, MO 64834 United States

Friday, April 29th (No rain date) LOCATION:   Carl Junction High School, 806 W Z Hwy, Carl Junction, MO 64834 Tentative Schedule: 8:00-8:30         Coaches Check In – turn in Bib…

Price Cutter Charity Championship logo

Price Cutter Charity Championship

July 19 - July 25
Athletes in bright blue shirts pose for a photo on the golf course in front of a golf cart

SW Area Golf Tournament

August 2 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
2000 Richard Webster Drive
Carthage, MO 64836 United States

AREA TOURNAMENT – Monday, August 2nd Tee Time: 8:00 AM – please arrive by 7:30 AM LOCATION: Carthage Golf Course 2000 Richard Webster Drive Carthage, MO 64836   Teams must…

Truck Convoy for Special Olympics logo

The Truck Convoy

September 25
2021 Punkin' Splash logo

The Great Punkin’ Splash Festival

October 23

Southwest Area blog

Sargent Mark Priebe poses for a photo with his two children in front of motorcycles and semi-trucks

A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

Mark Priebe

2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Joplin High School hosted the first annual Inclusion Revolution. More than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Joplin, Lamar, and Stockton joined approximately…

Coach poses with trophy smiling at camera

Kevin Chapman of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach, others honored

All of the coaches 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, Special Olympics…

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