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RELEASE: SOMO preps for 17th Annual Maryland Heights Polar Plunge

January 18, 2023 / Comments Off on RELEASE: SOMO preps for 17th Annual Maryland Heights Polar Plunge

MARYLAND HEIGHTS – The 17th Annual Maryland Heights Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18. Brave men and women from around the area will don disco-themed costumes and…

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Taylor Twellman and Art Holliday team up with SOMO to host Gold Medal Gala in St. Louis

November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Taylor Twellman and Art Holliday team up with SOMO to host Gold Medal Gala in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to host its Gold Medal Gala on Saturday, Nov. 12 at CITYPARK, the Home of St. Louis CITY SC. The gala…

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Lynna’s Log: 2022 Leadership Summit

October 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Lynna’s Log: 2022 Leadership Summit

Special Olympics Missouri athlete leader Lynna Hodgson recapped our 2022 Leadership Summit in her blog below! You can check out more of her pictures here. “We met up with Britani…

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SOMO honors athletes, volunteers and donors at 2022 Leadership Summit

October 26, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO honors athletes, volunteers and donors at 2022 Leadership Summit

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) honored several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and donors at its 2022 Leadership Summit on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Training…

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Special Olympics Missouri gets set to host 2022 Leadership Summit

October 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri gets set to host 2022 Leadership Summit

JEFFERSON CITY – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) will honor several of its most outstanding athletes, coaches, volunteers and donors at its 2022 Leadership Summit on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at…

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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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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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