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Carrollton High School hosts Unified track meet

October 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Carrollton High School hosts Unified track meet

CARROLLTON – Carrollton High School was the place to be on Friday, Sept. 30! Five school districts across two different Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) areas (North and Central) came together…

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Special Olympics Missouri to host State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

September 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri to host State Outdoor Games in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Outdoor Games will bring around 1,100 athletes, coaches, volunteers and Unified partners from across the state to Jefferson City, Oct.…

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Special Olympics Missouri athlete inducted into St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame

September 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri athlete inducted into St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame

ST. JOSEPH — Longtime Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) athlete Tanner Hrenchir was officially inducted into the St. Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Hrenchir was…

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SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 16-18, 2022

September 19, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO Weekend Recap: Sept. 16-18, 2022

Here’s a look back at all of the amazing Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) events from Sept. 16-18, 2022! Friday, Sept. 16 SOMO held its St. Louis Metro Area Golf Tournament…

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SURPRISE VIDEO: Special Olympics Missouri athlete nominated to compete at 2023 Special Olympics World Games

September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on SURPRISE VIDEO: Special Olympics Missouri athlete nominated to compete at 2023 Special Olympics World Games

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is very excited to announce longtime athlete Charlie Phillips has been nominated to represent Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics USA at the…

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Special Olympics Missouri athletes compete at Chiefs Training Camp

August 4, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri athletes compete at Chiefs Training Camp

ST. JOSEPH – The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only football team training at Missouri Western State University on Thursday. Special Olympics Missouri and Special Olympics Kansas faced off…

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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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Meet the Team: Team Missouri 3 on 3 basketball

March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Meet the Team: Team Missouri 3 on 3 basketball
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Meet the team that will represent Missouri in 3 on 3 basketball at USA Games, this summer at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, June 5-12. They are led by their coach…

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Jared Niemeyer named SOMO Athlete of the Year, other athletes honored

October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Jared Niemeyer named SOMO Athlete of the Year, other athletes honored
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All of the athletes 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,…

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Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations

July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations
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This blog post was written by athlete-leader and SOMO board of directors member Jared Niemeyer. In June, Niemeyer attended the United Nations 12th Conference of State Parties to the Convention for…

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