Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

P.O. Box 14463
Springfield, MO 65814
Phone: 417-624-5505


Area Staff:

Jana Fornelli, Program Manager

Haley Blevins, Development 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

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Zou Jam Tournament

February 18
Columbia, MO United States

Unified Invitational NIRSA Basketball at University of Missouri. Spectators welcome!

Special Olympics Basketball vs Ozark (January 17, 2023)

Unified Intramural Basketball

February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
945 E. Madison
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

Open to all athletes! Join Missouri State University for Unified Intramural Basketball Game time: 5:00 PM Game Dates: February 21 – March 28 (There will not be a game March…

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Stockton Invitational Basketball

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1 Tiger Drive
Stockton, MO 65785 United States

Stockton Invitational Basketball Stockton High School For more information contact Stephanie Johnson at sjohnson@stockton.k12.mo.us  

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Springfield Polar Plunge

March 4
5539 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810 United States

We are hosting our annual Polar Plunge at the Ski Shack in Springfield on March 4, 2023. All plunger’s must raise a minimum of $75 by Plunge date. Day of…

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Stevie Lain Basketball Classic

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
806 W Z Hwy
Carl Junction, MO 64834 United States

Local Basketball Tournament for Special Olympics teams. Open to all Special Olympics Teams. Carl Junction Jr. High and High School Gyms. To register, contact Maeve Sahni at msahni@cjr1.org  

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SW SOMO Basketball Game at Rotary Tournament

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
935 N. Summit Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802 United States

Come out and support SW SOMO athletes and Springfield Rotary at the annual Basketball Tournament.  

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SW Area Powerlifting

April 8 @ 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
509 W. MO-174
Republic, MO 65738 United States

SW Area POWERLIFTING LOCATION: Crossfit Republic, 509 W, MO-174, Republic, MO 65738 DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2023 Times: Weigh in 10:30 AM Opening Ceremonies 11:45 AM Competition begins Noon  …

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Track Meet at Carthage High School

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
2600 S. River Street
Carthage, MO 64836 United States

Local Track & Field Meet at Carthage High School Opening Ceremony at 9:30 AM End time approximately 1:45 PM Physicals are due March 22nd. Rosters are due March 25. Concessions will…

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SW Area Track & Field

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6800 State Highway 14 W
Clever, MO 65631

SW Area Track & Field at Clever High School Opening Ceremonies at 9:15 AM Games begin at 9:30 AM Final Events begin at 1:30 PM Physicals due by April 3.…

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SW Area Track & Field

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
806 W Z Hwy
Carl Junction, MO 64834 United States

SW Area Track & Field at Carl Junction High School Friday, April 28th Opening Ceremony at 9:15 AM Events begin at 9:30 AM Final events begin at 1:30 PM Physicals…

Southwest Area blog

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 24-30

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 24-30, 2023! Webb City Night of Unity- Thursday, Jan. 26 Junior high and high…

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SOMO Sum Ups: Jan. 16-22

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Jan. 16-22, 2023! Southwest Area Unified 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament- Wednesday, Jan. 18 A…

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Charlie Phillips selected to compete for Special Olympics USA

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been officially selected to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the Special Olympics…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 14-18

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 14-18, 2022! Unified Christmas Party – Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 88 students and staff…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Dec. 8-11

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Dec. 8-11, 2022! Lexington Local Basketball Tournament – Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 SOMO hosted a…

Joe Peart and Daxton Miller carry the Flame of Hope at the conclusion of the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at the Training for Life Campus.

SOMO announces Drive it Home Raffle winner and honors law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) hosted its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This event helped…

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SOMO announces six area finalists for Drive it Home Raffle

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is one step closer to naming a grand prize winner for the 2022 Drive it Home Raffle! Each of SOMO’s six area offices…

A law enforcement member hands out a medal to a Special Olympics Missouri athlete during the 2022 State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City, Mo.

SOMO to announce Drive it Home Raffle winner and honor law enforcement at Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to host its 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Celebration Lunch at the Training for Life Campus on Friday, Dec. 9. This…

Charlie Phillips lifts weights at the Special Olympics USA Team Trials in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2022.

SOMO Weekend Recap: Nov. 18-21

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 18-21, 2022! Southwest Area Bowling – Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 We hosted our Southwest…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Nov. 10-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Nov. 11-13, 2022! Southwest Area Bowling Tournament – Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022 The Southwest Area…

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