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Movie Review: Bully

March 20, 2012 / Comments Off on Movie Review: Bully

I knew going into this movie that it would probably be tough to watch. I knew it would make me think of all the Special Olympics athletes we strive to…

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A Community of Families

March 13, 2012 / Comments Off on A Community of Families

Special Olympics is incredibly important to our family.  Our daughter, Leanna Krogmann, has been involved since 2004 and truly enjoys all of the sports and social activities she is involved…

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The Power of Friendship

March 6, 2012 / Comments Off on The Power of Friendship

This post was originally published on the Special Olympics Project UNIFY blog. William and Emily of Special Olympics Missouri know firsthand the true power of unified sports — friendship!  …

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Why I Love My Job

February 28, 2012 /

Mandi Steward is the Marketing Manager for SOMO. She has worked here for six years. Reach her at steward@somo.org. I often have a really hard time describing why I have…

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Susan Shaffer Honored by Women’s Intersport Network for Columbia

February 21, 2012 /

We don’t often toot our staff’s horn, but we would be remiss if we didn’t publicly congratulate Susan Shaffer for her recent honor. Susan is one of three nominees for…

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2012 Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day

February 14, 2012 / Comments Off on 2012 Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day

Brenda Niemeyer is mother to athlete Jared as well as an active coach and volunteer in the Northeast Area. Every parent is filled with hopes and dreams at the birth…

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New Sports Calendar Offers Increased Competition Opportunities

February 7, 2012 / Comments Off on New Sports Calendar Offers Increased Competition Opportunities

If you participate in bowling, you’ve probably already realized that our sports calendar is undergoing some changes. Starting in this year, SOMO will offer two state events, State Summer Games…

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Diary of a Super Plunger

January 31, 2012 / Comments Off on Diary of a Super Plunger

Amy Wurst is a long-time volunteer as well as a SOMO Board Member. She is Vice President at Henry Wurst, Inc., in Kansas City. This was her fourth year participating…

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Raising Brooke

January 24, 2012 /

Michael Myers is an officer with the St. Charles Police Department, and he is the father to SOMO athlete Brooke. I was provided with the opportunity to speak at the…

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Looking Back: 1978 Softball Tournament

January 10, 2012 / Comments Off on Looking Back: 1978 Softball Tournament

Gary Brimer is the Chief Sports Officer for SOMO. He has been on staff for 17 years. Prior to that, he was a volunteer area director and a coach. He…

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