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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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Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”

April 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri Athlete Finds A “Place to Belong”
Athlete gives tour of the Training for Life Campus

Inspired by our mission, SOMO offers programs that cultivate the whole athlete on and off the sports field. It’s easy to see that lives can’t help but be changed through…

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Missouri Residents Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

May 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Missouri Residents Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Blattel family, Robb Eichelberger, Genice Fisher and Esther Pfeiff were all recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon March 25 at…

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Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

March 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

On Jan. 17, Special Olympics Missouri announced that Central Area athlete Robb Eichelberger and Zim Schwartze, Director of 911 Emergency Communications and SOMO volunteer, would be inducted into the SOMO Hall…

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Player Profile: Richard Scott

November 19, 2015 / Comments Off on Player Profile: Richard Scott

Special Olympics has partnered with the University of Missouri and University of Arkansas to create our own Unified Rivalry series. The idea is that Special Olympics teams play each other…

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Young Athletes Program

January 17, 2012 / Comments Off on Young Athletes Program

Renee Sherman is a Young Athletes Program parent from the Northwest Area. I spent 14 years of my life playing T-ball and girls fast pitch softball. Before that, I was…

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