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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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Ottenad family launches torch run

May 26, 2021 / Comments Off on Ottenad family launches torch run
John Ottenad speaks at the opening ceremony for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri May 25 in St. Charles.

Marilyn Ottenad and her family tearfully listened to a chronology of the Torch Run’s success and the impact her late son, Jeff, continues to have on the annual event.

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‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

May 15, 2021 / Comments Off on ‘Can’t’: It’s just like cursing

HERMANN – The Finch family from Montgomery City encourages freedom of expression. Just don’t say “can’t.”

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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 played 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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‘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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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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