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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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Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

November 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Inclusion Revolution: Building Friendships One Game at a Time

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Joplin High School hosted the first annual Inclusion Revolution. More than 200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from Joplin, Lamar, and Stockton joined approximately…

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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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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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