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SOMO seeks volunteers for 2022 State Summer Games

April 18, 2022 / Comments Off on SOMO seeks volunteers for 2022 State Summer Games

COLUMBIA – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is recruiting individuals to volunteer for the 2022 State Summer Games, May 20-22 in Columbia. The three-day event will be held at both the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Wilson

March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is a sales manager for the Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau with an emphasis on sports marketplace, where he has had the pleasure of co-chairing the…

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Selection Camp, celebration on tap

June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Selection Camp, celebration on tap
A volunteer pours smoothies for a group of athletes watching on

Two historic events converge Saturday, June 26, at Special Olympics Missouri’s (SOMO) Training for Life Campus at 305 Special Olympics Drive in Jefferson City.

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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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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe
Sargent Mark Priebe poses for a photo with his two children in front of motorcycles and semi-trucks

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

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2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on 2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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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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Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored

October 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Lou Holtmann named SOMO Volunteer of Year, others honored
Athlete poses with volunteer holding an award

All of the volunteers 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…

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Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars

August 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Laura Speed Elliott Middle School students raise money for Special Olympics through coin wars
SOMO staff poses with students and holds up a big check

On May 22, an EF3 tornado tore through Jefferson City, destroying our athletic field and damaging the roof and most interior spaces at the Training for Life Campus. Due to…

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