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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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Guest post: Athlete-leader Lynna Hodgson’s Q&A with former, new SOMO CEOs

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Guest post: Athlete-leader Lynna Hodgson’s Q&A with former, new SOMO CEOs
Two SOMO staff members pose together at the side of the Special Olympics Missouri podium

Lynna Hodgson is an athlete-leader from Lee’s Summit. She writes on her personal blog and we highlight those posts from time to time. This is a re-post from her April…

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World Games 2019 Update 6

March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on World Games 2019 Update 6

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It’s been a wonderful day! One we’ll remember, cherish…

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2019 World Games Update 5

March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 World Games Update 5

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  It’s been a great day of world-class, edge of…

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2019 World Games Update 4

March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on 2019 World Games Update 4

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  A big hello to all of Colin’s support team,…

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World Games 2019 Update 3

March 17, 2019 / Comments Off on World Games 2019 Update 3

Mike and Karen Garrison are parents to Colin, Missouri’s sole athlete competing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This has been a day that’s hard to put…

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