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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Selection Camp, celebration on tap
A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

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Chiefs Coach Andy Reid boosts SOMO

June 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Chiefs Coach Andy Reid boosts SOMO
Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid speaks to a crowd of Special Olympics Missouri supporters on June 10 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid pointed to the resilience of Special Olympics athletes, then called on a crowd of some 300 people to “step up and step out” to support Special Olympics Missouri Thursday night at “An Evening With Andy Reid” at Arrowhead Stadium.

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State Summer Games: Family volunteers 100,000 steps

June 15, 2021 / Comments Off on State Summer Games: Family volunteers 100,000 steps

By JODIE JACKSON JR. | Special Olympics Missouri Powerlifters, swimmers, volleyball teams, and track and field athletes were the stars of the first Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) State Summer Games…

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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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Gary Brimer’s legacy

November 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Gary Brimer’s legacy
Gary Brimer wears a smiley face sticker and a bandana while smiling at the camera

On Friday, November 20, 2020, Gary Brimer passed away after a battle with cancer. He left a legacy behind that includes the biggest heart for our athletes, building the SOMO…

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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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Kevin Chapman of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach, others honored

October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Kevin Chapman of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach, others honored
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All of the coaches 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 Olympics…

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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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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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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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