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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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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
Athlete poses with award and smiles at camera

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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Berryhill/Dinkins family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year, others honored

October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Berryhill/Dinkins family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year, others honored
Athlete holds trophy and poses with family

All of the families 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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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
Athlete smiles at camera with a red microphone in front of them

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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Special Olympics Missouri receives designation as an official Healthy Community

July 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri receives designation as an official Healthy Community
Volunteer cleans athletes teeth during a health screening

On Thursday, July 18, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) received designation as an official “Healthy Community!” SOMO is now one of 19 organizations internationally recognized by Special Olympics International (SOI) with…

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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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SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

May 8, 2019 / Comments Off on SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

During the month of March, mid-western towns along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers battled unseasonably heavy rainfall and rising river levels. One area hit particularly hard by the flooding was…

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