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Gudenkauf family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year

November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Gudenkauf family of Southeast Area wins SOMO family of the year

Each year, Special Olympics Missouri salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. Each area nominee is submitted for statewide recognition, and the overall winners were…

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Keith Patterson of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach

November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Keith Patterson of Southwest Area named best SOMO coach

Each year, Special Olympics Missouri salutes those who have made significant contributions to the Special Olympics movement. Each area nominee is submitted for statewide recognition, and the overall winners were…

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Jason Underwood named SOMO Volunteer of Year

November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Jason Underwood named SOMO Volunteer of Year

Where do you begin to describe a person that gives so much of himself to Special Olympics? Jason Underwood has been involved in some capacity with Special Olympics for over…

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Brett Harper named SOMO Athlete of the Year

November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Brett Harper named SOMO Athlete of the Year

All of the athletes below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon June 26 in Jefferson City. Each…

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI ATHLETE INDUCTED INTO THE ST. JOSEPH AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI ATHLETE INDUCTED INTO THE ST. JOSEPH AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The first-ever St Joseph Area Sports Hall of Fame class was inducted by the St. Joseph sports commission Sunday, September 19, 2021. Mike Grossman, of St. Joseph, Mo., was one…

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SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run

May 6, 2021 / Comments Off on SOMO adds 2 to World Games torch run
Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete.

Brett Harper, Special Olympics Missouri athlete from the Southwest Area, and Lee’s Summit Police Officer Amanda Geno will run with the Flame of Hope in Russia, leading up to the start of the 2022 Special Olympics World games in Kazan. SOMO announced the selections on April 5.

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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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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
Coach poses with trophy smiling at camera

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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