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Ozark High School hosts local Unified bocce tournament

September 28, 2022 / Comments Off on Ozark High School hosts local Unified bocce tournament

OZARK – Ozark High School hosted a local Unified bocce tournament on Wednesday! Carthage High School and Stockton High School also took part in the event. “It was wonderful to…

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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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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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Special Olympics Missouri athletes team up with Missouri State students to play Unified flag football

September 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri athletes team up with Missouri State students to play Unified flag football

SPRINGFIELD – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) held a Unified Intramural Flag Football competition at Missouri State University (MSU) on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. Several MSU students came out to play…

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The Springfield Cardinals to host Special Olympics Missouri Night at the Ballpark

July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on The Springfield Cardinals to host Special Olympics Missouri Night at the Ballpark

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Cardinals are hosting Special Olympics Missouri Night at the Ballpark on August 19. Tickets are just $13, and we are looking to have as many families…

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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 adds 2 to World Games torch run

May 6, 2021 / Comments Off on SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run
Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete.

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete from the Southwest Area, and Lee’s Summit Police Officer Amanda Geno will run with the Flame of Hope in Russia, leading up to the start of the 2022 Special Olympics World games in Kazan. SOMO announced the selections on April 5.

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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe
Sargent Mark Priebe poses for a photo with his two children in front of motorcycles and semi-trucks

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

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2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on 2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

November 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Joplin High School hosted the first annual Inclusion Revolution. More than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Joplin, Lamar, and Stockton joined approximately…

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