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Stage set for State Summer Games

May 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Stage set for State Summer Games
50th anniversary logo

After a two-year hiatus, the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games are just three weeks away, set for a one-day event on Saturday, June 5, at Hickman High School in Columbia.

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First E-Sports Tourney a Success

May 12, 2021 / Comments Off on First E-Sports Tourney a Success

Written by athlete leader Michael Mohrmann I have play fortnite before I played it for SOMO. I have play doubles with a friend of mine and we won and got…

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SOMO athletes dig in to garden

May 12, 2021 / Comments Off on SOMO athletes dig in to garden

he Health and Wellness program at Special Olympics Missouri has joined the quest to develop and nurture additional green thumbs.

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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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‘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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Celebrating 50 Years – Volume 1 – Dicky Spence, SW Area Athlete

April 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Celebrating 50 Years – Volume 1 – Dicky Spence, SW Area Athlete

In this edition of “Celebrating 50 Years,” we bring you Dicky Spence from Willow Springs, Mo. Dicky has competed in Special Olympics Missouri since 1976 in a variety of sports…

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!

March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!

WOW! Can you believe that SOMO is 50 YEARS OLD today?  On March 1, 1971, we were incorporated as a 501(c)3.  Back then, we were Missouri Special Olympics and in…

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DPI & SOMO Take Fit 5 Workout Virtual

February 9, 2021 / Comments Off on DPI & SOMO Take Fit 5 Workout Virtual
Three athletes in the workout room doing standing squats

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Alisha Shurr Two organizations dedicated to Missourians with intellectual disabilities have joined together to promote health and wellness in a way that…

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#SOMOAtHome Programs

March 31, 2020 / Comments Off on #SOMOAtHome Programs

With the cancellation of all Special Olympics Missouri programming through May 31 due to COVID-19, SOMO staff has adapted their programming to continue providing athletes with opportunities to learn and…

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Challenge Days at the TLC

December 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Challenge Days at the TLC
An athlete in a wheelchair wears a medal and smiles at the camera

Editor’s note: This Challenge Day took place May 10, 2019. Less than two weeks later on May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and…

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