Southwest Area

Area Contact Information

3524 S National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

Office Number: 417-306-9963

Area Staff:
Haley Blevins, Development Director
Jesse Williams, Program Director

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

52734859851 8612f6539c C

2024 Polar Plunge Springfield

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5539 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics Missouri athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In…

State Indoor Games Bowling 11

State Indoor Games

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The 2024 State Indoor Games will take place in St. Charles, MO from March 15-16, 2024. For the most updated schedule, visit somo.org/indoorgames. For more information contact Luke Lamb at…

Southwest Area Open House New Date

NEW DATE: Southwest Area Office Open House

March 21 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3524 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807 United States

We have a new date for our Southwest Area Open House! Join us at our new Springfield office – 3524 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65807 – on March 21…

DSC 5677

SW Area Aquatic Competetion

April 6

🏊 Dive into excitement at the SW Area Aquatic Competition on Saturday, April 6th, at the Pat Jones YMCA in Springfield, MO! 🌊 Get ready to make a splash as…

Track

SW Local Track & Field Meet

April 12
370 State Hwy DD
Marshfield, 65706 United States

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

IMG 9304

SW Area Track & Field Meet

April 16
621 N Madison St
Webb City, MO 64870 United States

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

52958577814 A45eb6dd0a O

Southwest Area Powerlifting Event

April 20
509 W. MO-174
Republic, MO 65738 United States

Get ready for the SW Area Powerlifting Event! Taking place on Saturday, April 20th, at the Cross-Fit Republic Gym in Republic, MO, this event promises to be a showcase of strength and determination. Coaches, please find all the essential details in the attached Coach Packet, including the address and event times. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness incredible feats of powerlifting prowess! For more information, check out the website calendar.

IMG 5589

SW Area Track & Field Meet

April 24
6800 State Highway 14 W
Clever, MO 65631

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

IMG 1799

SW Local Track & Field Meet

May 3
100 Mustang Drive
Anderson, MO 64831 United States

🏃‍♀️ Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a day of excitement at the SW Local Track & Field Meet! 🏃‍♂️ Join us for a thrilling day of…

Vb 12

Southwest Area Volleyball

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
300 W Hayward Drive
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712 United States

Our Southwest Area Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 4. Location: 417 Athletics – 300 W Hayward Drive, Mt Vernon, MO 65712  Check-In/Warm-up: 9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies: 10:15…

Southwest Area blog

Awards Banquet Generic Photo

RELEASE: SOMO inducts 2023 Hall of Fame Class and announces annual award winners

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) inducted its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honored several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the 2023…

DSC 1869

SOMO hosts Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit at Training for Life Campus

JEFFERSON CITY – Four Missouri schools traveled to the Training for Life Campus for an Inclusive Youth Leadership Summit on Thursday, Nov. 16. Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) was so excited…

Processed A7A6F91B 8616 4198 9418 A2061841A13A 3F5381B1 415D 4764 8274 E6CB185F330C

SOMO Sum Ups: Nov. 7-13

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from November 7-13, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: November 7-10 We have been loving the Training for Life…

SOMO Hall Of Fame Class Of 2023 Square GFX

RELEASE: SOMO to induct 2023 Hall of Fame Class and recognize annual award winners at 2023 Awards Banquets

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will induct its 2023 Hall of Fame Class and honor several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and financial partners at the…

398892455 10226926574643238 3432400917943418923 N

SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 31- Nov. 6

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 31- November 6, 2023! Training for Life Campus Weekly Events and Classes: October 31- November 6 This week began our new schedule at the Training for Life Campus with…

Joplin Plunge

RELEASE: Joplin Polar Plunge raises more than $10,600 for Special Olympics Missouri

JOPLIN – The Joplin Polar Plunge on Nov. 4 at Rivers Bend Family Resort was a splashing success, raising $10,640.50 to date. A total 48 brave men and women from…

IMG 2627

SOMO changes lives at 2023 State Outdoor Games

JEFFERSON CITY – The 2023 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games brought out the best in more than 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state,…

2014 Joplin Plunge Photo

Release: SOMO gets set to host Joplin Polar Plunge

JOPLIN – The Joplin Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and swimwear and take “polar”…

IMG 7914

SOMO Sum Ups: Oct. 3-9

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from October 3-9, 2023! Smoothie King Polar Plunge Fundraiser: Tuesday, October 3 Thank you to everyone who joined us at…

National Banner Unified Champion Schools GFX

Release: Three more Missouri schools named National Banner Unified Champion Schools

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is so excited to announce three more schools in Missouri have been named National Banner Unified Champion Schools. Congratulations to Odessa High School,…

Southwest Area newsletter

Southwest Area sponsors

Spire Logo
I Heart Media (Radio) logo
General Mills logo