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SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

May 25, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO hosts successful State Summer Games in Columbia

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri hosted its State Summer Games May 20-22 in Columbia. It was SOMO’s first full three-day event since 2018. “SOMO has been through so much these…

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SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will bring around 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and unified partners from across the state to Columbia May 20-22. The…

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SOMO to host first-ever Health and Fitness Fair

April 28, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO to host first-ever Health and Fitness Fair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Special Olympics Missouri is proud to host its first-ever Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Training for Life…

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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Selection Camp, celebration on tap
A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

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‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

May 15, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

HERMANN – The Finch family from Montgomery City encourages freedom of expression. Just don’t say “can’t.”

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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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SOMO wows Knights of Columbus

April 27, 2021 / Comments Off on SOMO wows Knights of Columbus
Matt LaCaille stands in front of the dental exam room at Special Olympics Missouri's Training for Life Campus.

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri JEFFERSON CITY – Seeing really was believing for Matt LaCaille and a hundred or so other Knights of Columbus members who recently…

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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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