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‘Unified Days’ kick off Return to Play activities

May 3, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Unified Days’ kick off Return to Play activities

By DILLEN MAYFIELD Festus High School Festus High School Student Council hosted a Unified Track day for their entire district on April 15, culminating several months of planning. I went…

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Gary Brimer’s legacy

November 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Gary Brimer’s legacy
Gary Brimer wears a smiley face sticker and a bandana while smiling at the camera

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Gary Brimer passed away after a battle with cancer. He left a legacy behind that includes the biggest heart for our athletes, building the SOMO…

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Midway Golf & Games creates Special Olympics Missouri corn maze

November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Midway Golf & Games creates Special Olympics Missouri corn maze
An aerial photo of a corn maze with the Special Olympics globe logo and a torch

For the first time ever, Midway Golf and Games has decided to add a corn maze to the number of attractions they provide during the Fall season. This year, they…

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Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored

October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored
Athlete poses with volunteer holding an award

All of the volunteers 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…

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Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars

August 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars
SOMO staff poses with students and holds up a big check

On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof and most interior spaces at the Training for Life Campus. Due to…

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The Impact of Young Athletes

July 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The Impact of Young Athletes
Young athlete laying on belly under a parachute and looking up while smiling

 Editor’s note: This session of Young Athletes concluded in early May 2019. On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof…

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Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”

April 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”
Athlete gives tour of the Training for Life Campus

Inspired by our mission, SOMO offers programs that cultivate the whole athlete on and off the sports field. It’s easy to see that lives can’t help but be changed through…

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