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SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO to hold State Summer Games in Columbia May 20-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The 2022 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games will bring around 1,000 athletes, coaches, volunteers and unified partners from across the state to Columbia May 20-22. The…

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SOMO presents Poplar Bluff with School of Character Award of Merit

April 11, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO presents Poplar Bluff with School of Character Award of Merit

BRANSON, Mo. – Special Olympics Missouri presented its 2022 School of Character awards at the annual Missouri Association of Student Councils Convention in March. Poplar Bluff earned the annual Award…

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Special Olympics Missouri Selects New CEO

January 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Special Olympics Missouri Selects New CEO

The Board of Directors for Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Larry Linthacum as the statewide non-profit organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.…

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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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