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Missouri Residents Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

May 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Missouri Residents Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

The Blattel family, Robb Eichelberger, Genice Fisher and Esther Pfeiff were all recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon March 25 at…

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Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

March 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

On Jan. 17, Special Olympics Missouri announced that Central Area athlete Robb Eichelberger and Zim Schwartze, Director of 911 Emergency Communications and SOMO volunteer, would be inducted into the SOMO Hall…

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Missouri Association of Student Councils Celebrates 25 Years of Friendship

May 2, 2016 / Comments Off on Missouri Association of Student Councils Celebrates 25 Years of Friendship

What started as a way for youth leaders in Missouri to volunteer their time and learn about inclusion 25 years ago has grown into a relationship between Special Olympics athletes…

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Young Athletes Program Motivates Young Volunteer

May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Young Athletes Program Motivates Young Volunteer

It is hard to imagine how something so small could have such a large impact on my life. When I first started to attend the Monday night Young Athlete Program…

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Choosing Person-First Language

March 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Choosing Person-First Language

By: Jacob Conklin When people ask, and inevitably they do, about how I became involved with Special Olympics and special education I give a canned response based on the audience.…

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Soaring Through SOMO

September 20, 2011 / Comments Off on Soaring Through SOMO

By: Lt. Col. Ray Lauer, SOMO Board Member If one were to describe my experiences with Special Olympics Missouri as an airplane ride, you might say it was a flight…

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